In the Company of Ogres

In the Company of Ogres

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For someone who's immortal, Never Dead Ned manages to die with alarming frequency, he just has the annoying habit of rising from the grave. But this soldier might truly be better dead than face his newest assignment. Ogre Company is the legion's dumping ground-a motley, undisciplined group of monsters whose leaders tend to die under somewhat questionable circumstances. That's where Ned's rather unique talents come in. As Ogre Company's newly appointed commander, Ned finds himself in charge of such fine examples of military prowess as a moonstruck Amazon, a very big (and very polite) two-headed ogre, a seductively scaly siren, a blind oracle who can hear (and smell) the future, a suicidal goblin daredevil pilot, a walking tree with a chip on its shoulder, and a suspiciously goblinesque orc. Ned has only six months to whip Ogre company into shape or face an even more hideous assignment, but that's not the worst of his problems. Because now that Ned has found out why he keeps returning from the dead, he has to do everything he can to stay alive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106.7 x 170.2 x 27.9mm | 113.4g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765354578
  • 9780765354570
  • 312,668

About A. Lee Martinez

A. Lee Martinez lives in Terrell, Texas. Martinez received the American Library Association's Alex Award for his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner.show more

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"Martinez's follow-up to Gil's All Fright Diner is as joyfully fast paced and funny. Ogre Company tweaks fantasy cliches most excellently." --Booklist on In the Company of Ogres"Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy." --Library Journal on In the Company of Ogres"[A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Gil's All Fright Diner"Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Then this is the book for him!" --Voices of Youth Advocates on Gil's All Fright Diner"Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez's wacky debut." --Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of Dead to the World on Gil's All Fright Diner Martinez's follow-up to Gil's All Fright Diner is as joyfully fast paced and funny. Ogre Company tweaks fantasy cliches most excellently. Booklist on In the Company of Ogres Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy. Library Journal on In the Company of Ogres [A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Gil's All Fright Diner Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Then this is the book for him! Voices of Youth Advocates on Gil's All Fright Diner Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez's wacky debut. Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of Dead to the World on Gil's All Fright Diner" Martinez's follow-up to "Gil's All Fright Diner" is as joyfully fast paced and funny. Ogre Company tweaks fantasy cliches most excellently. "Booklist on In the Company of Ogres" Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy. "Library Journal on In the Company of Ogres" [A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Gil's All Fright Diner" Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Then this is the book for him! "Voices of Youth Advocates on Gil's All Fright Diner" Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez's wacky debut. "Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of Dead to the World on Gil's All Fright Diner"" "Martinez's follow-up to "Gil's All Fright Diner" is as joyfully fast paced and funny. Ogre Company tweaks fantasy cliches most excellently."--"Booklist" on "In the Company of Ogres" "Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy."--"Library Journal" on "In the Company of Ogres" "[A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Gil's All Fright Diner""Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Then this is the book for him!"--"Voices of Youth Advocates "on "Gil's All Fright Diner""Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez's wacky debut."--Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of "Dead to the World "on" Gil's All Fright Diner"" " Martinez' s follow-up to "Gil's All Fright Diner" is as joyfully fast paced and funny. Ogre Company tweaks fantasy cliche s most excellently." --"Booklist" on "In the Company of Ogres" " Martinez' s broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy." --"Library Journal" on "In the Company of Ogres" " [A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy." -- "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Gil's All Fright Diner" " Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Then this is the book for him!" -- "Voices of Youth Advocates "on "Gil's All Fright Diner"" Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez' s wacky debut." -- Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of "Dead to the World "on" Gil's All Fright Diner" "[A] terrific debut. . . . Fans of Douglas Adams will happily sink their teeth into this combo platter of raunchy laughs and ectoplasmic ecstasy."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Gil's All Fright Diner" "[A] laugh-out-loud comic fantasy that should appeal to fans of Terry Brooks's Landover novels."--"Library Journal" on "Gil's All Fright Diner""Do you know a young man twelve to seventeen years old who hates reading? Does he love gory subjects, especially when action-packed sex, danger, horror, and fantasy are included? Then this is the book for him!"--"Voices of Youth Advocates "on "Gil's All Fright Diner""Delightfully droll, this comic romp will be a crowd-pleaser."--"Booklist "on "Gil's All Fright Diner""It's an appetizing snack perfect for devouring quickly over a hot cop o' joe."--"Fangoria "on" Gil's All Fright Diner""If there's any justice in this world, Martinez is already working on a sequel to star Duke, Earl, Cathy, and the ghost of a plucky little dog."--"Analog Science Fiction and Fact "on" Gil's All Fright Diner""It's horror both humorous and grisly, a twisted take on small-town America and buddy adventures."--"Locus "on" Gil's All Fright Diner""A supernatural concoction spicier and tastier than a bowl of Texas red. . . . The funniest book you ever read about the undead, the occult, and Armageddon."--"The ""Decatur"" Daily," Alabama, on "Gil's All Fright Diner" "Can a vampire find true love with a ghost? Can a teenage witch open the gates of Hell? Anything can happen in Martinez's wacky debut."--Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of "Dead to the World "on" Gil's All Fright Diner"show more

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4 39% (1,606)
3 25% (1,009)
2 5% (205)
1 2% (73)
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