Tooth & Claw

Rated 4.00/5 based on 5 reviews
The orks are a savage race who live short, hard lives. From the moment they are born to the day they die, life is a struggle for survival and honor.
Tooth & Claw is about the coming of age ritual of a young ork boy who wants to become a brun. But to join the ranks of the adults, he must first prove his worth by taming the most dangerous creature in their world.
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About Melody Hewson

I am an author, a teller of stories both long and short, real & imagined. So for the sake of my own amusement, here’s a bit of information about me, written in the form of a short story. Whatever information you can gleam from these words is what you are worthy of knowing about it's creator.

Hazel eyes stared up at a cloudless sky before falling to take in the house below it. To some, it would be judged by its flaws ; it's fading paint and scuffed floors. But to her it was perfect. It was hers. And it was home. To one side, a wild forest whispered sweet nothings in the breeze, which was answered by some distant bird's call. "Life is good." She said softly to no one. "And today is a good day."
The sudden squawking of wild fowl pulled her attention to the shaggy black and white dog that rarely strayed far from her side.
"God damn it, Jackalope! Quit chasing those turkeys!"

"I looked heavenward for angels, while beautiful demons showed me the way." - Shannon Nacyl

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Review by: Raven Silvercloud on Feb. 20, 2017 :
I really enjoyed the explication of the right of passage, mixed in with the seemingly abnormal way they excepted one another. Im looking forward and hoping for more of these two. Great short look into a life of an ork for sure. Only thing I would say is i would have loved to have a bit more of a feel for the surroundings, looks and the home they live and such,
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Review by: James Jenkins on Feb. 1, 2016 :
Not overly good or bad, the final solution seemed inappropriate to the story line.
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Review by: Michael Carter on April 5, 2013 :
This is a very well written story relating an incident from the life of a young ork. I will read more of this authors work.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on April 3, 2013 :
Really enjoyed this short story describing part of an orks initiation. Well told with some exellent action thrown in as the young ork called Rotuck is tasked with claiming a wolf/dog like creature called a hyolf.

Highly recommended.
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Review by: Arturo Coronado on March 15, 2013 :
A truly memorable story. Very neatly written, full of imagery and kept my attention the whole time (which isn't easy at all as of late). On top of that, this rite of passage is very believable -and brutal-. I'd recommend it to anyone with a taste for fantasy fiction.
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