Originally Posted by xg4bx
David Dalglish's Half-Orc series makes one of the 2 child killing orc brothers the "hero". despite one of the brothers going on a somewhat more heroic path, the fact remains that he has slaughtered hundreds of innocents and helped his brother murder children for necromantic experiments. its a very dark series.
those are the only 2 examples i can think of. unfortunately i don't know of any books where someone wholly evil is the protagonist/victor. it would be a refreshing change.
That's more like it. As it happens the series is actually on my reader already, although I had no idea it was that close to the mark. I bought it since I'm reading the Shadowdance trilogy at the moment, which I quite enjoy, so I assumed it would be up my alley.
Not quite there yet though, so keep the suggestions coming if you've got them.