Wolves of the Northern Rift

Wolves of the Northern Rift

by Jon Messenger

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Overview

Wolves of the Northern Rift by Jon Messenger

In a world of science, magic is an abomination.

Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic.

On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin declared that no magical monstrosity would be allowed within their borders. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences and, should they be found, to destroy them.

Inquisitor Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into such reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced that the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed; yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monster in the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634220309
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Magic & Machinery Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through multiple combat and humanitarian deployments. Jon wrote the Brink of Distinction trilogy, of which Burden of Sisyphus is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Wolves of the Northern Rift 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elementary Watson! This book reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes movies with R. Downing Jr. It was rich in characters, scenes, and storyline. The banter beyween the main characters provided grin-making comedic relief without taking away the seriousness of their story. A most excellent read. I really appreciate the authors work and effort. Kudos. Dale M. Baranoski
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters and an exciting plot with the wonders of steampunk fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. Author has ability to pull you into the world he's created, rub shoulders with his characters and keep reader's interest throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn’t think the swearing was necessary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulls you in from the start.the good things from holms and none of the bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now to get the rest of the series. Great starting sequence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exciting and important message convied through out the story line. Would make a great movie i would gladly buy tickets to see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very adventurous well written characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice sci-fantasy. The story kept my interest from s tart to finish. Definitely buying the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the storyline and the interplay between the characters. There were a couple of spots with inconsistencies in the timeline, but overlooking those this was a fun break from the mundane. I look forward to reading more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of plot twists and turns but easy reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read full of action and unbelievable skills of both mind and body.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good mix of steam punk, mythology, and fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you author Bingaux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this first book of the series. Can't wait to read the next!
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DaUgh More than 1 year ago
very impressed with the plot and the world. the story telling was well done also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few editorial corrections needed to this e-book, but otherwise thoroughly delightful.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
I have to say the title fooled me a little. I didnt read where it was going to be a steampunk kind of read but then again I like to try new things and this was really something new for me. It gave a good mental picture of what Victorian Steampunk might have looked like back in the day. I have to admit that it was a very interesting story with twist and turns I didnt see coming. For someone who thought that they wouldnt like steampunk it held my interest very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the banter between Simon and Luther! Their interactions were hilarious. This isn't my favorite style/type of book so I had to power thru it, but overall it was well written, I loved the main characters and it had a slight mystery to it. I believe it had a bit of steam punk in it as well...
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Simon Whitlock is Royal Inquisitor being sent to Haversham along with his partner Luthor Strong, an apothecary, to investigate whether werewolves exist. Simon is a skeptic and believes that science will hold the answers he seeks. Meanwhile Luthor believes in magic and mysticism when working these cases with Simon. Arriving in Haversham presented unique challenges for the investigative team. They knew that the governor is a cousin to the king and must be treated with proper respect. Governor Goodwin greets them with all due courtesy and presents them with the reason for their investigation~a dead werewolf. Both are taken aback that someone else started the investigation without them being present. Their meeting of Gideon Dosett doesn't sit well with either investigator. It appears that something is amiss in Haversham but Simon can't quite put his finger on what it is. Will Simon accept that there are werewolves? Will Gideon Dosett help or hinder the investigation? What is really going on here? Your answers await you in Wolves of the Northern Rift. This new to me author really brought a mixture of fantasy and steampunk together in an unique I've not seen before. The characters and story were compelling, intriguing, real, gritty, raw, and flawed in a good way. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Sherlock Holmes feel to this book. I enjoyed the humor and unique perspective. BrynnS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ability to read a book with characters you like is a relief. The "romance" is understated so that real feelings are just under the surface. I have bought the second book in the series and hope the charm of the relationships continues.