Publicists often use comparisons to well-known authors to convince readers to
pick up a novel by an unknown writer. In the case of The Red Wolf Conspiracy,
this tactic does the author a disservice. Robert Redick's writing is so good and
original that neither of the comparisons listed in the book's description do it
justice. If you're expecting another Game of Thrones or Golden Compass,
you'll be disappointed, as The Red Wolf Conspiracy resembles neither. If
you're looking for a simply great fantasy read, though, this is your book.
The Red Wolf Conspiracy falls neatly into the "high fantasy" genre. Redick immerses the reader in themes and archetypical characters many will recognize from other novels in the category (good vs. evil; the young protagonist with a mysterious skill and/or past; the malevolent Dark Lord who wants to take over the world; etc.) Redick, ...
Originally planned as a trilogy, the Chathrand Voyage has been expanded to four books but the author assures readers that "the tale will end decisively with Book IV"
*Interestingly, the term tall ship is modern, and was not generally used in the era when such vessels ruled the waves. Some think that the popularity of the term stems from John Masefield's 1900 poem "Sea Fever"
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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