BookBrowse Reviews The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Redick

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The Red Wolf Conspiracy

by Robert V. S. Redick

The Red Wolf Conspiracy
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2009, 464 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2010, 544 pages

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Kim Kovacs

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A fantasy debut, bursting with magic and adventure, the first in a planned trilogy

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, ...

Series Order
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"

  • The Red Wolf Conspiracy (UK: 2008; USA: 2009)
  • The Rats and the Ruling Sea; published in the UK in 2009; publishing in the USA in Feb 2010 as The Ruling Sea
  • The River of Shadows, scheduled for release in 2011
  • The Night of the Swarm

Sea Fever
*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...

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