The book series 'Orcs' by Stan Nicholls is a spectacular series of books, which follows an Orc warband named the Wolverines. I definitely felt that Orcs were overused to the point of death, until I read a synopsis of these books. It twists the typical stereotype or Orcs into something gripping and interesting. Yes, they are still vicious, yes they are still brutally efficient killing machines, but the characters are engaging, in-depth and everyone of them has reasons behind why they are the vicious killing machines that they are. Beautifully created, morally grey characters, that's my opinion on what Orcs should be.