05-23-2011 11:42 AM
At the back of a book (I belive it was a Terry Pratchett book), I read an excerpt for a book about an army of orc, ogres, etc. It was humorous and one part mentioned them their air support (rocs I believe) being just as likely to eat them as help them. At the time, I assumed it was another Pratchett book (because it was at the end of one) but could never find a book like that in his list. Recently, I read a book by A. Lee Martinez (In the Company of Ogres) that was extremely like that excerpt but not quite. The book mainly takes place in an established outpost while the excerpt, from what I can remember, was about gathering forces together for an army or war. I checked A. Lee Martinez's book list as well to see it might be part of a series, but nothing like it shows up under that author either. I guess it is possible it was an excerpt for In the Company of Ogres and the book just got changed by the time it was published, there are so many familar yet different things that I am not sure. I would love to find and read it though if it was a different book written in a similar style to Martinez and Pratchett. Or conformation that it was just an earlier draft of Company of Ogres.
10-21-2011 11:44 AM
You may be thinking of "Grunts" by Mary Gentle. Here is a link to the wiki page.
Basically it is a story about some orcs who find a cache of modern day weapons that end up possessing them. It is pretty funny and along the same lines as Terry Pratchett.
Hope this helps (even if it is late.)
11-01-2011 07:57 AM
I do not know if that is it, but I will definitely check it out. Even if it is not the exact book, it sounds like its the right style. Thank you