Orion is the king of the forest, the lord of Athel Loren and the guardian spirit of all that is dear to the Asrai, the mysterious Wood Elves. In three novels, he confronts old enemies and new dangers, and must appeal to all his powers and allies to ensure the safety of his ancient forest, and his own.
Every year, following the long winter, King Orion awakens to reign over the forest kingdom of Athel Loren. This time though, as he slowly comes out of his torpor, he realizes that a terrible evil has taken hold of him; that his eternal mind has been cursed. Stricken by an uncontrollable rage, he leads his Asrai to war in order to discover the origin of this abominable plot. As the corruption spreads and his powers diminish, he will have to put his fate in the hands of his most loyal subjects, and entrust them with the mission of unmasking the traitors hiding among their ranks.
This omnibus contains the complete Orion trilogy, comprising the novels The Vaults of Winter, Tears of Isha and The Council of Beasts.
Darius Hinks’ first novel, Warrior Priest, won the David Gemmell Morningstar award for best newcomer. Since then he has carved a bloody swathe through the Warhammer World in works such as Island of Blood, Sigvald, Razumov’s Tomb and the Orion trilogy of Wood Elf novels. He has also ventured into the Warhammer 40,000 universe with the Space Marine Battles novella Sanctus.
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