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So, the One Ring was destroyed, and Saruman’s army disbanded. But what happened to the thousands of Orcs and Uruk-hai that found themselves on the losing side?

Fear not, dear readers, for they moved on. Some ended up in New York, where they picked up new skills, such as apiculture.

One intrepid New Yorker, Harry Aspinwall,  has made it his business to track down this Mordor diaspora, and put a face to them. He even set up a Facebook page to help raise awareness of these poor creatures’ plight: enter Orcs of New York, whence these lovely profiles.

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

To support these poor creatures, just visit (or even follow) Orcs of New York on Facebook.


Musiville, my second children’s book, will be published shortly. When it does, I will only leave a sample of award-winning Runaway Smile online. If you wanted to read it in its entirety for free, you only have a few days to do so!

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