Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays: Robert V.S. Redick


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it be science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

I remember when a former editor (hello Kaitlin!) here at Del Rey was attempting to sign on Robert V.S. Redick and the first book of his excellent (so we had heard) Chathrand Voyage series; The Red Wolf Conspiracy. The book was already out in the UK (via Gollanz) and she had received some hardback copies for the Del Rey team to take a crack at reading. As you can already guess – we all loved it. It’s a huge, sweeping epic of a story, packed with wonderful detail, swashbuckling adventure, and a nice dose of political intrigue. Here’s what Robert’s current editor, the esteemed Tricia Pasternak, had to say about the The Red Wolf Conspiracy :

It’s hard, but I must hold myself back–I almost cannot resist divulging, like a wonderstruck explorer back from a fantastic voyage, all the myriad wonders and marvels I’ve seen while embarked on the adventure that is The Red Wolf Conspiracy. But I cannot deprive Robert V.S. Redick’s readers of the same thrill of discovery everyone at Del Rey felt when we first read Red Wolf.

The first book in the Chathrand series, The Red Wolf Conspiracy is a marvelous tale of the voyages of a colossal ship through one of the most beautifully and vividly imagined epic fantasy worlds in recent memory. It’s like a Patrick O’Brian maritime adventure–but on an even more epic scale, and with a menagerie of supernatural marvels born from Redick’s capacious and constantly inventive imagination. But perhaps the most magical wonder of all is Redick’s writing–a rare and potent sorcery that casts the spell that brings this incredible world to life.

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Please enjoy this extensive excerpt of The Red Wolf Conspiracy, book one of The Chathrand Voyage series, available in paperback and ebook now.
THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY by Robert V.S. Redick, Excerpt