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The Red Wolf Conspiracy By Robert V. S. Redick

The Red Wolf Conspiracy
by Robert V. S. Redick

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A final voyage into mystery and adventure for the world's largest ship. A wonderful fantasy that combines the feel of Philip Pullman and the excitement of Scott Lynch
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The Red Wolf Conspiracy Summary


The Red Wolf Conspiracy: The Chathrand Voyage by Robert V. S. Redick

Told with infectious joy and enthusiasm by an immensely talented new writer this is a landmark fantasy debut. The Chathrand - The Great Ship, The Wind-Palace, His Supremacy's First Fancy - is the last of her kind - built 600 years ago she dwarves all the ships around her. The secrets of her construction are long lost. She was the pride of the Empire. The natural choice for the great diplomatic voyage to seal the peace with the last of the Emperor's last enemies. 700 souls boarded her. Her sadistic Captain Nilus Rose, the Emperor's Ambassador and Thasha, the daughter he plans to marry off to seal the treaty, a spy master and six assassins, one hunderd imperial marines, Pazel the tarboy gifted and cursed by his mother's spell and a small band of Ixchel. The Ixchel sneaked aboard and now hide below decks amongst the rats. Intent on their own mission. But there is treachery afoot. Behind the plans for peace lies the shadow of war and the fear that a dead king might live again. And now the Chathrand, having survived countless battles and centuries of typhoons has gone missing. This is her story.

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy Reviews


"This outstanding debut novel centres around the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand, the mightiest vessel in the fleet of the Arqual Empire. With its colourful cast of inhabitants, which include a band of tiny, Lilliputian style warriors, sentient rates and archetypal ancient evil the Shaggat Ness, the Chathrand brings to mind The Scar's fantastical floating city, Armada. But while Redick shares China Mieville's taste for the macabre he's not so willfully weird." -- Stephen Jewell SFX "The result is hugely impressive - a concoction rich in subtext and subterfuge and above all, adventure, and high seas adventure at that, which I'll gladly wager is the very best kind." -- John Berlyne SF REVU "Intelligently crafted, highly imaginative, and undeniably charming." FANTASY BOOK CRITIC "It seems every year Gollancz discovers another new writing talent. So following on from Scott Lynch and Joe Abercrombie comes American Robert VS Redick with The Red Wolf Conspiracy. Firmly set in the contemporary fantasy heartland it neatly dissects Lynch and Abercrombie's work by combining both a strong protagonist narrative within the rich framework powered by the geopolitical intrigue of two warring empires - tremendously action packed. The fantasy revival continues." -- Jon Jordan EDGE "The Red Wolf Conspiracy is an extremely enjoyable epic fantasy tale set in a vivid , constantly inventive world. The Chathrand itself comes across as the ocean-going equivalent of Gormenghast, whilst its crew seem to have assembled variously from the works of Charles Dickens, Jack Vance and Scott Lynch, but with a style that is undeniably Redick's own. I suspect that Redick will be 'the' big new fantasy author of 2008, and deservedly so." THE WERTZONE "For a debut novel this was pretty good and very readable, and I'll certainly be picking up the sequels." SANDSTORM REVIEWS "The Red Wolf Conspiracy is an enthusiastic novel that combines tales of pirates with legends of imprisoned Lovecraftian gods, hidden treasure and general skulduggery. Part Master and Commander, part On Stranger Tides, this fantasy debut from a relatively new author has much to be admired." -- Mark Yon SFFWORLD.COM "Redick entertains us with an epic journey of discovery through his fantastical world. He delights in showing us all manner of magical and magnificent creatures. Redick is a promising writer." -- Lee Harris DEATHRAY "A rich, fully packed fantasy. Immensely enjoyable, revealing new wonders in every chapter." -- Mat Coward MORNING STAR

About Robert V. S. Redick


Robert V.S. Redick is in his thirties and works as the editor for the Spanish and French websites of Oxfam America and as an instructor in the International Development and Social Change program at Clark University. orn and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, he lives in rural western Massachusetts. While his unpublished novel Conquistadors was a finalist for the 2002 AWP/THOMAS DUNNE NOVEL AWARD (under the title WILDERNESS) this is his first published work.

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GOR001414987
The Red Wolf Conspiracy: The Chathrand Voyage by Robert V. S. Redick
Robert V. S. Redick
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2008-02-01
480
0575081775
9780575081772
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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