Six hundred years old, the Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is a massive 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 Mzithrin Empire. But Thasha, the young noblewoman in question, may be bringing her swords to the altar.
For the ship’s true mission is not peace but war—a war that threatens to rekindle an ancient power long thought lost. As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters, Thasha must seek unlikely allies—including a magic-cursed deckhand, a stowaway tribe of foot-high warriors, and a singularly heroic rat—and enter a treacherous web of intrigue to uncover the secret of the legendary Red Wolf.
Two youngsters find themselves caught at the epicenter of a struggle between empires in Robert V.S. Redick's epic debut, THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY. Pazel, a 15-year-old ship laborer on the I.M.S. Chathrand, meets Thasha, whose marriage to an enemy prince has been arranged by her ambassador father for mysterious political reasons. Aboard the Chathrand, "the mightiest ship in all the world," Pazel and Thasha encounter a host of scheming creatures--mermaids, 12-inch fighters called "crawlies," a talking rat, witches--and uncover a complex plot involving an artifact known as the Red Wolf. After the hair-raising high-seas adventures on these pages, adult and young readers alike will enthusiastically climb back aboard for the next two installments in Redick's trilogy
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- January 26, 2010
- January 26, 2010
- Robert V. S. Redick