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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,339 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert V. S. Redick Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chathrand Voyage Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781400182947
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Already a publishing sensation in England, The Red Wolf Conspiracy marks the debut of a remarkably gifted young writer. Robert V. S. Redick has been compared to Philip Pullman, George R. R. Martin, and China Miéville, among others, and like them he is a spellbinding storyteller, unafraid to sail his imagination into uncharted waters. With The Red Wolf Conspiracy he launches the first book of a trilogy destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy.

The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind. Six hundred years old, the secrets of her construction long forgotten, the massive vessel dwarfs every other sailing craft in the world. It is a palace with sails, a 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 secretive Mzithrin Empire. But the young woman in question—Thasha, the daughter of the Arquali ambassador—has no intention of going meekly to the altar, for the ship’s true mission is not peace but war … a war that threatens to unleash an ancient, all-consuming evil.

As the dark conspiracy at the heart of the voyage unfurls, Pazel Pathkendle, a lowly tarboy with an uncanny gift, will find himself in an unlikely alliance with Thasha and her protectors: Hercól, a valet who is more than he appears; Dri, the queen of a race of tiny stowaways who have their own plans for the great ship; and Ramachni, a powerful sorcerer from another world. Arrayed against them are the Chathrand‘s brutal captain, Nilus Rose; the emperor’s spymaster and chief assassin, Sandor Ott; and the enigmatic Dr. Chadfallow, a longtime friend to Pazel’s family whose kind words may hide a vicious betrayal.

As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters to complete its mission, Pazel, Thasha, and their allies—including a singularly heroic rat—must also navigate a treacherous web of intrigue to uncover the secret of the legendary Red Wolf.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/17/2014

    " A promising debut and an author that I will enjoy following. I especially liked the political intrigue involved. In that aspect it reminded me of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/11/2014

    " Nice debut, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/26/2014

    " good read while it lasted, although a bit on the long side. fantasy epic about a huge boat on a diplomatic mission that several parties on board want to subvert. I enjoyed it, but was a little put off by the anachronistic behavior/language of the protagonists (if that can apply to fantasy). They weren't whacking each other with skateboards and saying "c'mon dude" while others were slashing with cutlasses, but it was headed in that direction. Also, everything and everyone was so damned serious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny J | 1/24/2014

    " This was a great sea-faring fantasy involving a young tarboy with a strange gift for languages, a mage who takes the form of a mink, an ambassador's daughter determined to escape an arranged marriage, and assorted magical, dangerous creatures. I initially found it a bit difficult to follow who was who (not to mention who was good and who was evil) but I'm looking forward to the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 1/23/2014

    " Great story. Very slow to get started, though. Now I'm looking forward to the continuation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bracy | 1/21/2014

    " It was fantastic though could get a little boring. All in all, I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lincoln Dewey | 1/20/2014

    " This book is fantastic!! It has magic, mystery, pirates, war, peace, romance, merfolk, sword play, spymasters, oh and a conspiracy of the ages...A lot of characters and a lot going on. Fast moving and interesting...the only slam I have for this book is that it abruptly ends without an ending....it is a series but this first book of the series is anything but a stand alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 1/13/2014

    " Truly enjoyed this book. The characters are complex and so interesting and the action keeps one flipping pages. The beautiful Thasha is to be married to a prince, presumably to make peace between two countries but the political intent is to start a war. Pazel is a young boy with a magical gift of languages whose father abandoned him. Neeps, Pazel's best friend, is a fiestly little boy whose fierce tenacity and friendship endears him to all. Hercol is a peace-loving skilled warrior who is devoted to serving Thasha. The magical beings include Arunis, an evil sorcerer whose goals are to serve only his own ends; Klyst, a magical female of the deep who loves Pazel, and Ramachni, whose home is another world and fights Arunis from world to world. My only complaint is that the book ends on a hook to get one to read the next in the series, The Rats and the Ruling Sea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 1/12/2014

    " I like, much anticipation for the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 1/12/2014

    " Another Christmas book from Eric, The Red Wolf Conspiracy is about naval adventures in an alternate universe. I am looking forward to getting further into it real soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 1/6/2014

    " At first, I didn't quite know what to make of the story but by the end, I couldn't get enough of it and I'm definitely hooked on the story and can't wait to read the other books in the series. Great setting, great characters, and a lot of entertaining action. Everything I need from escapist fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/30/2013

    " You know I can't resist a fantasy adventure romp with good young characters (and possibly a mink, who is a wizard from another universe, you know). Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/23/2013

    " At last, a new fantasy series I can sink my teeth into! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Conley | 12/8/2013

    " I'm sorry to say that it simply didn't do anything for me. In short, I couldn't stand the major characters, the minor characters didn't interest me, and overcoming such would have required an epic plot, which I didn't get either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 11/15/2013

    " This is a truly wonderful book! I love when new authors help you to discover new worlds and new ways of interaction with the characters! I highly recommend this book to all Fantasy Lovers!!! I can't wait to read the second in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ☆Jessie☆ (Ageless Pages Reviews) | 9/30/2013

    " Just as goood the second time around. It's easy to appreciate the time and detail Redick spent crafting his world and plot. Can't wait to get to the second book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nomdeplume22 | 8/13/2013

    " it was actually very entertaining cant wait for the second one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mossymama | 6/7/2013

    " Probably closer to a 3.5 but still really enjoyable and I will be picking up the sequel soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daviddavidscrimshaw.com | 10/14/2012

    " 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. It is hard to wait to get to the next volume in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Grymm | 9/30/2012

    " awesome, i loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Noberini | 8/12/2012

    " This is the first of a promised fantasy/science fiction trilogy. Action packed, mages, "woken" animals-- if this is your kind of thing, I recommend it highly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ajit George | 5/25/2011

    " Entertaining, but I wasn't interested enough to get the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Ingvaldsen | 4/24/2011

    " First in an enchanting sea-faring fantasy trilogy populated by engaging adolescents, tiny warriors, "woken" animals with the gift of speech and a cast of villains, magicians and heros. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helga | 2/24/2011

    " Drawing on a lot of sources, a fantasy epic at sea. My sixteen year old self would have loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/23/2011

    " At some point, I think I'm going to swear off reading fantasy series that aren't finished. It just gets really tiresome starting and starting stories, and never really ending them... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mossymama | 1/16/2011

    " Probably closer to a 3.5 but still really enjoyable and I will be picking up the sequel soon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bukminster | 12/19/2010

    " A world with potential, largely unfulfilled. The charcaters were somewhat 2-dimensional, much like a watered down Raymond Feist tale. Don't think I'll journey onwards to book 2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/10/2010

    " The book started off a bit slow for my liking, but it finished well. I'll definitely read the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 12/5/2010

    " Fun, but I kept expecting some kind of twist... still waiting.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 11/25/2010

    " Another good book that we'll have to wait 10 years for the series to be complete. "

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About the Author

Robert V. S. Redick‘s The Red Wolf Conspiracy was a finalist for the 2008 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and according to SFX magazine, one of the top ten science fiction and fantasy releases of the year. Book two of this series, The Ruling Sea, was rated the #1 fantasy of 2009 by Fantasy Book Critic. A former international development researcher, Redick worked most recently for the antipoverty organization Oxfam. He lives in western Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.