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Ogres

By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Narrated by: Emma Newman
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Summary

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Ogres are bigger than you. Ogres are stronger than you. Ogres rule the world.

It's always idyllic in the village until the landlord comes to call. Because the landlord is an Ogre. And Ogres rule the world, with their size and strength and appetites. It's always been that way. It's the natural order of the world. And they only eat people sometimes.

But when the headman's son, Torquell, dares lift his hand against the landlord's son, he sets himself on a path to learn the terrible truth about the Ogres, and about the dark sciences that ensured their rule.

©2022 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Story line & plot twist

Liked characters , story , plot twist

Really good story and it really draws you in

Well done

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A pleasant surprise

I ignored this book for some time, due to the blurb. It just seemed like a silly thing he'd written in between projects or something.

Well, I got bored and I bought it, because he is one of my favorite authors so why not.

It was bloody brilliant. You start the book, you think you see where he's going and it's kind of obvious and is it going to be ham fisted but of course it's not, because it's Adrian and it's brilliant yet familiar because it's just so damn human.

I think Adrian's books will be considered classic literature 100-200 years from now. Well, some of them anyway.

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Very good!

A very good story that starts simple but gets more and more complex. Very good, thoroughly enjoyable. Another win for Adrian Tchaikovsky!

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enjoyable

very good. refreshing to read a story that is short, hat creates a rich world and manages to wrap the story up in a realistic way.

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Complex, worth reading definitely, but not for me. Maybe.

Second person narration is something that I struggle to enjoy in any book, this one is no different but it's there for a reason, a very good reason.

The book is short so what the author does in that time is brilliant, consistent world, great characters, fantastic plot, superb twists. But I just didn't enjoy it, in places it was a real struggle.

I couldn't help but draw some painful similarity between the book and 2024 in Britain and the world either, some real world characters dropped right in to some of the book roles!

I'd urge you to read this, just because it doesn't suit me, might mean you love it, many do. I'll probably read it again myself!

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