The Iron Wolves: Book 1 of The Rage of Kings

The Iron Wolves: Book 1 of The Rage of Kings

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by Andy Remic
     
 

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Thirty years ago, the Iron Wolves held back mud-orc hordes at the Pass of Splintered Bones, and led a brutal charge that saw the sorcerer Morkagoth slain. This ended the War of Zakora, and made the Iron Wolves heroes.
 
Now, a new terror stalks the realm. In hushed whispers, it is claimed the Horse Lady, Orlana the Changer, has escaped from the Chaos

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Thirty years ago, the Iron Wolves held back mud-orc hordes at the Pass of Splintered Bones, and led a brutal charge that saw the sorcerer Morkagoth slain. This ended the War of Zakora, and made the Iron Wolves heroes.
 
Now, a new terror stalks the realm. In hushed whispers, it is claimed the Horse Lady, Orlana the Changer, has escaped from the Chaos Halls and is building an army, twisting horses, lions and bears into terrible, bloody hunters, summoning mud-orcs from then slime and heading north to Vagandrak where, it said, the noble King Yoon has gone insane...
 
After hearing a prophecy from a blind seer, aged General Dalgoran searches to reunite the heroes of old for what he believes will be the final battle. But as mud-orcs and twisted beasts tear through the land, Dalgoran discovers the Iron Wolves are no longer heroes of legend... Narnok is a violent whoremaster, Kiki a honey-leaf drug peddler, and Prince Zastarte a drinker, a gambler, amoral and decadent: now he likes to hear people scream as they burn...
 
United in hate, the Iron Wolves travel to the Pass of Splintered Bones; and as half a million mud-orcs gather, General Dalgoran realises his grave error. Together, the Iron Wolves hold a terrible secret which has tortured them for three decades. Now, they only wish to be human again...




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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/18/2013
Remic (The Clockwork Vampire) delivers the goods for fans of stark brutality and violence in a fantasy setting. The Iron Wolves are the stuff of legend. Their might and grit defeated the deadly mud-orcs, saving Vagandrak and ending the War of Zakora. Now, 25 years later, peace is threatened by Orlana the Changer and her inhuman army of beast-human splices, allied with ambitious King Zorkai of Zakora. Calling the Iron Wolves together, Gen. Dalgoran of Vagandrak finds them lessened by age and their war experiences, “like bad and rotting apples from the bottom of a broken barrel.” Fighting Orlana’s evil army and serving a king who’s gone insane, the Iron Wolves must overcome their personal issues and bond on the field of battle. A cliffhanger ending promises more gritty action in future installments. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
Praise for Andy Remic:

"It's a fast brutal fantasy adventure with some fun characters and some fantastic ideas. I am really excited to see the series develop." - Un:Bound

"I have already preordered the next book in the series as I really enjoyed reading this book. If you love Gemmell you will love Remic." - State of Review

" a bloody, violent, fantastic journey through carnage, terror, and a downright epic tale that makes Underworld and every zombie movie look bad... Remic is the Tarantino of fantasy, and if that isn't a compliment, then I don't know what is." - Fantasy & SciFi Lovin'

"Remic (The Clockwork Vampire) delivers the goods for fans of stark brutality and violence in a fantasy setting ... A cliffhanger ending promises more gritty action in future installments."
- Publishers Weekly (November 18, 2013)

Library Journal
12/01/2013
Thirty years ago, General Dalgoran tried to reunite the elite Iron Wolves for a new battle against the twisted forces of Orlana the Changer, but the years have taken their toll, and the Wolves are not what they used to be. This series opener recalls gritty fantasy in the style of Glen Cook's The Black Company.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857663566
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Rage of Kings , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
423
Sales rank:
187,326
File size:
712 KB

Meet the Author

Andy Remic is a British writer with a love of ancient warfare, mountain climbing and sword fighting. Once a member of the Army of Iron, he has since retired from a savage world of blood-oil magick and gnashing vachines, and works as an underworld smuggler of rare dog-gems in the seedy districts of Falanor. In his spare time, he writes out his fantastical adventures

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