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A Gritty & Superb Read,
This review is from: The Iron Wolves (The Rage of Kings Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
In times gone by the Iron Wolves, led by General Dalgoran, were the heroes of the War of Zakora. They’d stood together on the battlements of Desekra Fortress against Morkagoth and his ravening hordes of blood orks and, despite all odds, they’d won. But that was a long time ago and now the Iron Wolves are all but forgotten. Their fortunes are failing and they’ve fallen though to the dark, dank pits of despair. Yet now another evil is coming, one far worse than Morkagoth.
The demonic Orlana has again raised the blood orks by feeding the mud pits with victims, and the plains are brimming with her warriors. She has a new edge, the splice, born from a variety of beasts merged with men by magic beyond imagining and these powerful beings take some stopping. Having witnessed these abominations for himself the now aged General Dalgoran knows that the orks are back and that the Iron Wolves are needed once more. Realising that only his band of heroes can save civilisation he goes in search of his long lost warriors.
To his despair he finds that his Captain, Kikki, is a leaf addict, the knuckle and skull fighter Dek is fighting with his brother Ragorek over the loss of their mother, while great Narnok the axe man will not forgive the betrayal of those he loves. Then there’s Prince Zastarte, a psychopathic dandy who should be locked away in a cell somewhere and forgotten - and poor beautiful Trista, unhinged by the treachery of her other half. General Dalgoran has to bring them all together again, unite them into the fighting force they once were, keep them from each other’s throats and get them to Desekra in time to help staunch the waves of evil. As if that isn’t enough King Yoon isn’t what he was and Orlana’s army grows in numbers every day that it takes the wolves to reach their destination.
Remic writes with a flair that’s enviable, one that grips you like a dying warrior’s hand. If you like your books gritty, filled with blood and gore then this is most definitely a book for you. The Rage of Kings is one of the best novels I’ve read in a very long time. Andy Remic has a new fan, and I’m certainly following his career with great interest.