Back in 2004, I reviewed (for The Alien Online) an omnibus edition of Stan Nicholls’ Orcs trilogy. It was fun to read, so I was quite pleased to hear that Nicholls was working on a sequel trilogy. The first volume of that series is now here, entitled Weapons of Magical Destruction, and I have reviewied it for The Zone. Again, it’s good fun, but it may end up being better in the context of the complete trilogy than on its own. I’d have given it 3.5 stars if The Zone allowed half marks; but they don’t, so it gets 4 instead.