The Iron Wolves: Book 1 of The Rage of Kings by Andy Remic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
4.5 for overall enjoyment
As with this authors other series The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles Kell's Legend, I loved this book. Very violent and dark, fast paced, with a hugely imaginative world and creatures. There were also major plot twists and turns which were enjoyable as so many fantasy books don't use this element. Great cast of characters who were all very interesting and unique and several were able to make me care about their stories and what happens to them. Tons of ultra powerful magic and sorcerers and a great backstory is weaved in throughout the book which will appeal to readers who enjoy these elements as do I. The writing was excellent and right to the point, in classic sword and sorcery style. At times I got a bit lost in this book and also one part of the ending was a minor disappointment but I can't reveal anything specific for the sake of avoiding major spoilers. This book is highly recommend for sword and sorcery fans (in a way it reminded me of Robert E Howard's The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian and Karl Wagner's Darkness Weaves works) as well as Grimdark fans. I eagerly await the next book in this series The White Towers: Book 2 of The Rage of Kings and hope that Andy Remic will write more in this world as he has set up a very fascinating world I want to read more about!
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Monday, December 9, 2013
Review of The Iron Wolves Book 1 of The Rage of Kings by Andy Remic
Labels: 2013 Best Fantasy, 2014 Fantasy, Andy Remic, Books, Clockwork Vampire, Conan, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy Reviews, Gritty Fantasy Books, Karl Wagner, Kell's Legend, White Towers
I am a prolific reader of mostly fantasy, and of that, grimdark. My favorite 3 authors are Mark Lawrence, Joe Abercrombie, and David Gemmell. Currently, I am working in my small IL town and earnestly seeking a career in the trades. I go to church on Sunday, love dogs, love learning, and love my family (2 wonderful children 4 and 9, a beautiful and amazing girlfriend, and a Goldendoodle named Pluto, who is very spoiled). I recently started a blog of which I am very proud of. It specializes in grimdark fantasy , but I review other books as well, so unless I tag it as grimdark or state in the review its grimdark, it may not be. I hope to one day write a book. I would love to review your book or interact with other fantasy lovers for discussion.