The Red Wolf Conspiracy

The Red Wolf Conspiracy

Book - 2008
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Told with infectious joy and enthusiasm by an immensely talented new writer this is a landmark fantasy debut.

The Chathrand - The Great Ship, The Wind-Palace, His Supremacy's First Fancy - is the last of her kind - built 600 years ago she dwarves all the ships around her. The secrets of her construction are long lost. She was the pride of the Empire. The natural choice for the great diplomatic voyage to seal the peace with the last of the Emperor's last enemies.

700 souls boarded her. Her sadistic Captain Nilus Rose, the Emperor's Ambassador and Thasha, the daughter he plans to marry off to seal the treaty, a spy master and six assassins, one hunderd imperial marines, Pazel the tarboy gifted and cursed by his mother's spell and a small band of Ixchel. The Ixchel sneaked aboard and now hide below decks amongst the rats. Intent on their own mission.

But there is treachery afoot. Behind the plans for peace lies the shadow of war and the fear that a dead king might live again. And now the Chathrand, having survived countless battles and centuries of typhoons has gone missing. This is her story.

Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2008
ISBN: 9780575081772
0575081775
Branch Call Number: REDIC
Characteristics: 466 p

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SPPL_János Mar 08, 2018

Under the guise of a peace mission, the last of a line of giant sailing ships embarks with a stew of conspiracies and competing agendas aboard. Redick's masterful tetralogy mixes intrigue and adventure with good world-building and three-dimensional characters. I particularly liked how elements of cutesy fantasy like talking animals, brownies, and merfolk are used in a grown-up way. This series must be read in order.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

I'm not sure if I was just in the wrong mood to read this book or if it really was as bad as I think it was. So I will probably try a re-read of this in the future and then amend my rating and review.

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becker
Jul 31, 2011

This is classic fantasy. A richly detailed world complete with culture, war and political complexeties. The story is good and offers intrigue, mystery and of course....conspiracy.

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dscrimshaw
May 28, 2010

This book is fantastic and well written. Compelling and likeable characters. Giants and little people (Borrower sized), talking animals, magic and mayhem. And it all makes sense.

I am finding it difficult to wait to get to the next volume in the series.

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Zipper13 Jun 29, 2012

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