The Red Wolf Conspiracy (Chathrand Voyage Series #1)

The Red Wolf Conspiracy (Chathrand Voyage Series #1)

by Robert V. S. Redick
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The Red Wolf Conspiracy (Chathrand Voyage Series #1) by Robert V. S. Redick

Six hundred years old, the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is a massive floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the Mzithrin Empire. But Thasha, the young noblewoman in question, may be bringing her swords to the altar.

For the ship’s true mission is not peace but war—a war that threatens to rekindle an ancient power long thought lost. As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters, Thasha must seek unlikely allies—including a magic-cursed deckhand, a stowaway tribe of foot-high warriors, and a singularly heroic rat—and enter a treacherous web of intrigue to uncover the secret of the legendary Red Wolf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345508843
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Series: Chathrand Voyage Series , #1
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 488,290
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author



Robert V. S. Redick is the author of The Red Wolf Conspiracy. His unpublished first novel, Conquistadors, was a finalist for the AWP/Thomas Dunne Novel Award, and his essay “Uncrossed River” won the New Millennium Writings Award for nonfiction. A former theater critic and international development researcher, he worked most recently for the antipoverty organization Oxfam. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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Red Wolf Conspiracy (Chathrand Voyage Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
KWinter More than 1 year ago
This is a great modern fantasy with a traditional adventure flavor a la Melville or even Dickens. The world building is first rate, descriptions are vivid, and the pace quickly builds into a page-turner. If you find it slow going at first, just keep going and you'll get sucked up in it soon enough. It has quality world building, strong characters, and a rollicking story. The only downfalls are the rushed and jumbled ending, and the tendency to get a bit sappy and YA novelish. Then again, the warm n fuzzy factor makes it a nice chaser for something like George R R Martin or Joe Abercrombie, and also makes it a nice choice to read with your whole family (death and gore are both limited, sex is apparent to adults but not to children because the young protagonists don't really know what it is, beyond kissing). I'm not sure i'd place this up with the works of Scott Lynch, Pat Rothfuss, or George R. R. Martin, but then again, those aren't books i'd read with my children. If you ever in your life enjoyed Treasure Island, give this a shot. It's a good old fashioned adventure, with fantasy added in.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The four decade old hot and cold war between the Mzithrin and Arquali Empires remain unabated as both claim Crownless Lands that borders each nation and is abundant in natural resources. However, the first dramatic change between the hostilities in years occurs when the sorcerer's floating city fortress the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand brings the ambassador's daughter Thasa as a bride prize to marry a royal and forge a treaty between the empires. However, though both emperors agree to this marriage, neither side trusts the other. Both kingdoms also remain ignorant of stowaways on the vessel. Soon on board "The Great Ship", which seems to have vanished without wreckage anywhere, simmering distrust ignites into battles. Assassins lurk everywhere and no one is safe especially when each of the major sides and a few outsiders like Pazel the blessed-cursed tarboy, miniature sized warriors and sentient beasts learn of the Red Wolf artifact thought mythical but on "The Wind Palace" Chathrand believed real. This is an exhilarating seafaring young adult fantasy that grips the audience from the onset as everyone on board "The Great Ship" knows lethal stalkers and betraying rats lurk around every corner. No one is safe as the stakes rise from two empires seeking peace after four decades of hostility to THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY. Fans will want to follow the adventures of those on board the vanished Chathrand as the vessel goes where no one recently has gone before and those who once did never returned. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 5 months ago
Good pace
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The author works to hard to try to dress up a mediocre storyline with too many charsctors introduced too early. You wind up having to almost take your own notes in order to remember all the complex names. I gave up at 230 pages in.
BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
The Red Wolf Conspiracy Book One of the Cathrand Voyages By Robert V.S. Redick Pazel is stranded by those he trusted and is left to fend for himself he soon finds himself on board The Cathrand, a six hundred year old behemoth of a ship. Also on board the ship is Thasha who is on her way to her betrothed in order to seal the unity of Arqual and Mzithrin Empire, but it soon becomes apparent that the true mission of the Cathrand is not peace but war Thasha and Pazel along with the help of some extraordinary companions can put a stop to it.  There is no way I could have done this book justice in my brief synopsis, so much takes place and there are so many varied and interesting characters. The book itself starts off a bit slow but this is due to introducing us to the characters, once the book does kick off though it is one twist and turn after another keeping you on the edge of your seat as you wait to see what will happen next. Robert V.S. Redick does a magnificent job of bringing each of his characters and even the side characters to life, but not only this he also adds in some stunning scenery on top of it being a high paced adventure. This is definitely one of the best fantasy novels I have come across and with an ending like this one I cannot wait to see what will be in store.  I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review. 
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JDWilliams1 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY by Robert Redick is a intricate fantasy revolving around a young cabin boy aboard a ship named Pavel who has the ability to 'understand' different languages. The attention to detail almost slows the story down, especially when trying to remember different kingdoms, peoples, characters, customs, and whose on who's side at what time! The author's imagination is amazing as he weaves his tale. The twists and turns, number of characters, places and events-astounding! We have tiny little people, giants, mages, sorcerers, kings, sailors, buried treasure, underwater creatures, curses, spells...and this is just book one of a trilogy! Through all of this, little Pavel is just trying to survive while somehow getting placed right in the middle of the tensions between two kingdoms. If you love a good fantasy read that will take you completely out of the world as we know it, this is your book! I can only say, "Pay Attention!" This is NOT a book that can be read quickly. This copy of The Red Wolf Conspiracy was provided by Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra in exchange for an honest review.
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Shaen More than 1 year ago
An amazing fantasy world built by the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I have read all the books in the series so far, and they have been a good read. It does drag at times, but I like the characters and overall the writing flows well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know my title isn't very good or creative, its never been my stron suit. I found this book hard to put down. I just finished The Ruling Sea, and if the third book is just as good, I will gladly read anything the author writes.
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