Orconomics

A Satire

Paperback, 408 pages

Published Nov. 22, 2014 by Gnomish Press LLC.

ISBN:
978-0-9908596-2-8
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4 stars (23 reviews)

A disgraced Dwarven hero. A band of deadbeat adventurers. His last shot at redemption could get him killed.

If Gorm Ingerson really wanted to drink himself to death, he never should have helped the Goblin. When his good deed lands him in a bad contract, Gorm finds himself entangled in a quest that will pit him against business magnates, the king of the Freedlands, and a mad goddess trying to fulfill a suicidal prophecy.

But Gorm’s tarnished circumstances may be hiding a golden opportunity. If he and his half-baked party can overcome deep conspiracies and dark magics, he just might redeem himself and his career enough to be a professional hero once more.

Orconomics: A Satire is the first book in The Dark Profit Saga, a trilogy so funny it’s epic. If you like down-and-out heroes, sidesplitting misadventures, and ingenious world-building, then you’ll love J. Zachary Pike’s dark and delightful …

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5 stars

i almost never give five stars, but here we are…

This is a beautifully executed satire, blending the best elements of THE BIG SHORT with a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The metaphors are as thinly veiled as a Victoria’s Secret catalogue, but they work, and work well.

I’m not much of a writer myself so i’ll keep this short, but trust me when i say this is a book well worth your time.

Review of 'Orconomics' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

4/5

Loved the way the book was written. The parody of a fantasy story and a D&D game put together was brilliant and hilarious. It was very entertaining and had some great moments overall as well as very likable characters. It kind of works as a stand-alone but definitely leaves a big plot that continues into another book (that I will start to read right after). The ending however was a bit too serious for what I had expected based on the overall tone and left things on a cliffhanger. Overall I really enjoyed it.

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3 stars

Read if you're waiting for the next book in The Band series by [a:Nicholas Eames|15388346|Nicholas Eames|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1468878466p2/15388346.jpg].

Good:
made me laugh out loud; enjoyable language based misunderstandings
likeable main character, despite reluctant hero trope
ending packs a punch (and ax / sword swings, fireballs, arrows, kicks, ...)

Bad:
aggressive salesmen Orcs motif is underutilized & feels like a wasted opportunity
predictable story developments
trope galore

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