The Pig Wars

A Tale of the Half-Eleven

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Pub Date 03 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 23 Nov 2021

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The Half-Elven are fighting over who will rule the Marches.

Black Tail, Lady Renna's pet pig, says: "Pigs rule!"

After inadvertently causing her father's death with her magic in battle, Lady Rena avoids the political in-fighting among the Half-Elven of the Marches. She spends her days weaving and managing her lands, trying to heal from the trauma. But this fragile peace frays...

Renna’s neighbor, Lord Gorsfeld, has plans for the retiring young woman. As the richest man in the Marches, but one without magic, he decides to woo Renna to gain control of her magic and her lands, by setting himself up as a strong protector, who can save her from the marauders who harass her border villages. However his campaign goes awry when Black Tail, Renna's pet pig, injures dumps him in the mud.

Gorsfeld intensifies his vandalism, hoping to scare Renna into his arms. Renna must fight to protect her people without angering the Lord High Commander of the Marches who expects his childhood friend to help him keep the peace. But she is caught off guard and is forced to ue forbidden elf-fire to protect her people.

Renna discovers she must fight for her life.

The Half-Elven are fighting over who will rule the Marches.

Black Tail, Lady Renna's pet pig, says: "Pigs rule!"

After inadvertently causing her father's death with her magic in battle, Lady Rena...


A Note From the Publisher

Author M.K. Theodoratus offers a stunning and captivating fantasy novel that will have audiences on the edge of their seats in “The Pig Wars”. This compelling and intriguing book is unique in its beautifully-crafted world, fascinating characters, and a fast-paced story line that is both fantastical and political. “The Pig Wars” is an absolute must-read that fantasy lovers won’t want to miss!

Author M.K. Theodoratus offers a stunning and captivating fantasy novel that will have audiences on the edge of their seats in “The Pig Wars”. This compelling and intriguing book is unique in its...


Advance Praise

"5.0 out of 5 stars PIG Wars ... A fantasy that will keep you up all night!

Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021

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I am a diehard fan of M.K. Theodoratus, and have read every single one of her fabulous fantasy stories. My only ""complaint"" has been that I wanted the stories to be longer and for there to be more ongoing series. So finally ... a full length novel that has me totally happy and satisfied!

If you read the book Vengeance, you will recognize some of the same characters and the Far Isles Half-Elven communities.

Lady Reena has reluctantly taken over the leadership of her father's large holding. Though she has very strong magic, she is handicapped with a leg damaged in birth. She is small in stature, very shy and hesitant, feels dreadfully unattractive and is lonely. Her only companion is a black eared, black tailed PIG who makes her home on Renna's hearth. Renna isolates herself as much as possible, focusing on her weaving and avoiding almost everyone.

One of the holding's neighbors is Lord Gorsfeld, a human with NO magic but with big nasty ambitions. He decides that Renna should marry him, give him half-elven progeny and control of her holdings.

Renna is revulsed by him, and when she says no, he starts an insidious campaign to force her to change her mind.

As Gorsfeld amasses an army of half-elven workers and starts strong arming people in the territories around him, the situation becomes worse affecting the community and its livelihood.

On one of Gorsfelds border raids, Renna loses her temper and uses magic that is forbidden. It was a trap and she walked right into it. Now, her life is at stake.

But it is only when the life of Black Tail is also at stake that Renna really reclaims the warrior role she was born for.

I'm not going to do a spoiler here ... but the ending was simply wonderful and totally satisfying leaving a huge smile on my face.

If you enjoy fantasy, get this book. You will fall in love with the characters (even the pig) and the story line will keep you hooked and reading until the last word.

There is a slight hint that there could be another book coming ... MY vote is a definite YES."

4* Amazon

The Pig Wars is a new novel by M K Theodoratus. This book does not fit into one category. The Pig Wars is adventure, fantasy, with an undercurrent of war. The characters are human and half -elven. Lord Gorsfeld is rich and wanting more from the half elven. I thought the use of pigs was clever. The Pig Wars was an interesting story. I received an arc for free and am leaving my review voluntarily.I

5 Stars - Reviewed By Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite

The Pig Wars is a political fantasy drama novel written by M.K. Theodoratus. After her father died in the last battle of the Rebellion, Lady Renna refuses to be a part of the political landscape, choosing to spend her time with her pet pig, Black Tail, and weaving instead. However, her neighbor Lord Gorsfeld - the richest man in the Marches - wants to increase his land holdings by taking Renna's hand in marriage and controlling her magical powers for his own needs. Provoked by Gorsfeld's men, Renna finds herself forced to use her elven powers on them, an act that is prohibited under the Accords. After she is arrested, Gorsfeld finds more leverage to blackmail her into accepting his demands. Can Renna get out of her situation and teach the arrogant Gorsfeld a lesson?

Filled with political intrigue, humor, and plenty of dramatic scenes, The Pig Wars is a blast to read. Author M.K. Theodoratus infuses some absorbing trade-related political aspects into the narrative that seem to have real-world parallels, keeping you hooked throughout the pages. The plot moves at a brisk pace, with twists and turns that you never see coming. You can't help but root for Renna as she finds herself facing overwhelming odds with seemingly no friends to help her. Renna's growth from an apathetic noblewoman with no discernible interest in politics to someone ready to sacrifice everything for her subjects was one of the primary highlights of the story. If you're itching for a political fantasy tale with a unique premise, grab a copy of The Pig Wars.

"5.0 out of 5 stars PIG Wars ... A fantasy that will keep you up all night!

Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021

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I am a diehard fan of M.K. Theodoratus, and have read every...


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