The White Towers – Second Review Now In!!

The White TowersThe White Towers Review – The Eloquent Page

http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2014/06/03/the-white-towers-by-andy-remic/

Er, Paul Holmes really liked the book. Which is a great thing! I am very honoured. The problem is…. Book 3 might be *a little while*…..

“Book two of The Rage of Kings series ends on a suitably shocking note, an impressive feat in itself considering there have been pages and pages of chaos and bloodshed already. I now find myself in the midst of a quandary. I need to know what happens next, immediately if not sooner. Like a warrior addicted to the honey leaf, I’m already craving my next Iron Wolves fix. Damn you Remic! Damn you and your sneakily evil, blackest of black hearts, with all your insanely readable stories and your utterly nutty characters.”

I love this….

“When it comes to all this adult content I count myself a fan of Remic’s raw, often visceral, style. I think it takes genuine skill to know when to go all out and when a moment is best left to a reader’s own imagination. I’ve read more than a few examples from other authors attempting to deliver fictional shocks. More often than not they tend to get this delicate balance wrong. Andy Remic however always manages to tread this fine line with the masterful skill I’ve come to expect.”

and finally…

“Now I’d imagine some of you will be asking the questions “How do I know if Mr Remic is the right author for me? Should I be reading The White Towers?” Fear not… Things regularly get extremely violent – blood, guts, and gore abound. Seriously, try and imagine the most graphic scene you have ever read. Got it? Good. Multiply that by about a factor of 100 and then add more axes….”

Heh. That’s brilliant. Both Kell and Narnok would be proud!!

The White Towers – First Review In!!

The White TowersReviews for The White Towers have started coming in, and I’m thrilled with the first one. Bob R. Milne over at Beauty in Ruins (http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/fantasy-review-white-towers-by-andy.html) comes out with a few great lines himself-

“Andy Remic really opens up the lives and histories of the Iron Wolves here, providing us with glimpses into who they really are, where they’ve come from, and what makes them tick. It’s an approach that strips away some of the madcap cruelty of the first volume, humanizing the Wolves in such a manner that you can’t help but sympathize with even the darkest of the lot…”

and-

“The villains this time out aren’t mud orcs but elf rats… These guys are really creepy, with the ability to send out roots and tendrils that can either creep inside your head and steal your thoughts, or brutally rape your every orifice and tear you from the inside out.”

and-

“Once again, Remic mixes ample doses of pulp and profanity into his fantasy, with dark horrors balanced by even darker humor, creating a sequel that builds nicely on the original, and which absolutely demands a third.”

Thank you Bob!!!

The White Towers + New Video Blog + Dorothy Lumley

Hello Peeps,

And so, with an impending new book out, The White Towers, published by Angry Robot Books on 2nd June 2014, I decided to embark on the dark path of the (shhhh) Video Blogger, or Vblogger (Vlogger? Vogger? Bogger? What the Hell!). And thus what you see before you are some of my ramblings. If you really have NOTHING better to do, then click….. PLAY. (***See below).

*** On a serious note, in this vlog I read the dedication to The White Towers – dedicated to Dorothy Lumley of the Dorian Literary Agency. May she sincerely Rest In Peace. Good night Dot. xxx

 

 

The White Towers – Goodreads Giveaway

The White TowersDo you want to experience MUD-ORCS slaughtered by axe-wielding maniacs?

Do you want to see the damage an ELF-RAT sorcerer can inflict?

Do you want anti-heroes, baby, anti-heroes….?

Well you need a slice of Andy Remic’s latest books then – and there’s 20 of the blighters up for grabs!!

To celebrate the IMPENDING release of THE WHITE TOWERS, follow up to the much celebrated THE IRON WOLVES at the beginning of June 2014, Angry Robot Books are running not one, but two!! Goodreads giveaway competitions – one for The Iron Wolves and one for The White Towers.

There are 10 COPIES!! of each book up for grabs and anyone from the UK, US, Canada and Ireland can enter the competition. This competition is live until the 20th of June 2014.

Here are the links:

The Iron Wolves – https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/93381-the-iron-wolves

The White Towers – https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/93382-the-white-towers

The White Towers – Advance Reader Copy (ARC) Now Available.

Yes peeps!! The White Towers, follow up to the award winning (!!!?:-)) Remic novel, The Iron Wolves, is available to buy and steal from June 2014. The ARC, however, is now available for reviewer/ blogger types at Net Galley. So – go on. Let me know what you think!!

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/45232

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You Crazee Fool! (B. A. Baracus Voice) and AR Media Roundup!!

Yes, those “Crazee Fools” have not only reviewed my book The Iron Wolves, but accepted “The Wolf Pack” into their homes, and worn the t-shirt and sent me a picture!! Crazeeeeee (just drug him and get him in the plane)!!

Here’s the first, Phil and Pluto from Grimdark Reader – http://grimdark-fantasy-reader.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/review-of-iron-wolves-book-1-of-rage-of.html

Phil Witvliet & Pluto - Grimdark Reader

And then there’s Crazeee Bob at Beauty in Ruins – http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/fantasy-review-iron-wolves-by-andy-remic.html

Bob at Beauty in Ruins

Sooooo……. if you’re a blogger/reviewer, and fancy a free t-shirt (and other goodies) for a review (good OR bad!) then there’s a couple left, so get reading :-)

Angry Robot review Roundup at – http://angryrobotbooks.com/2014/03/media-round-up-280314/

 

 

 

 

The White Towers – Finished!!

Hah!! After months of slog (and trust me, this was a really hard book to write), I can now announce The White Towers has been written and edited, and has gone off to the Red Pen of Hell that is Lee Harris at Angry Robot Books. I look forward to his mad scribblings with a FULL bottle of whiskey [#joke]. It’s gonna be a rollercoaster ride for those who liked The Iron Wolves…. I can promise you that.!!

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Iron Wolves reviews – from SFX Magazine, The Eloquent Page and Beauty in Ruins.

Out 2nd January 2014.

Out 2nd January 2014.

Had some [more!!] great reviews, and here’s a sample of what people are saying about The Iron Wolves:

“Holy crap, but The Iron Wolves was a hell of a lot of fun! It’s as if Robert E. Howard and Fritz Leiber reached out from beyond the grave to collaborate on the kind pulp fantasy they perfected, decided to take Stallone’s The Expendables as their inspiration, recruited Sam Raimi to direct the medieval mayhem, and then demanded that nothing short of the explicit, unrated director’s cut make it into print.” – Bob Milne at Beauty in Ruins.

http://beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/fantasy-review-iron-wolves-by-andy-remic.html

“As I’ve come to expect from Mr Remic, the author doesn’t shy away from describing the awfulness of the splicing process. In fact, be warned those with a nervous disposition, things veer off into the realms of body horror on a number of occasions. It’s one of my favourite things about this particular author’s writing. Nobody does brutal violent chaos better than Andy Remic.” – Paul Holmes, The Eloquent Page.

http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2014/01/01/the-iron-wolves-by-andy-remic/

“As ever, I advise caution when it comes to Mr Remic’s work. His writing is gory as hell and has a raw unstrained quality that isn’t going to be for everyone. Personally, I love it. Often brutal, but in the same moment introspective; hugely violent but also thoughtful. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover if you were to venture beyond the realms of Grimdark and out the other side you’d find Andy Remic sat there waiting for you. He’d probably ask you what took you so bloody long.” Paul Holmes, The Eloquent Page.

http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2014/01/01/the-iron-wolves-by-andy-remic/

“If you thought Theon Greyjoy’s castration scene in Game of Thrones was a little restrained, then The Iron Wolves could be the epic fantasy potboiler for you.”

and

“Combining George RR Martin-inspired visceral violence with a touch of Slaine-style bombastic barbarism and a plot straight out of The Lord of the Rings…”

and

“The story moves at a brisk pace as the individual Iron Wolves are recruited, and the tragic transformation of the necromantic Orlana’s half-human/half-horse ‘Splice’ troops will send a shiver down your spine.” – SFX on The Iron Wolves.

www.sfx.co.uk

Please note #1: If you have reviewed The Iron Wolves by Andy Remic, and posted on your professional website/BlogSpot, you are eligible for “The Wolf Pack”, t-shirt, bookmarks and a signed author photograph. Please email your details and address to Andy – jappoc [at] hotmail.co.uk with the subject heading “I WANT MY WOLF PACK!”.

Please note #2: In the interest of balance, if you want to read some BAD reviews of The Iron Wolves, head over to Goodreads where a few people have given The Iron Wolves a bit of a kicking. Heh. :-)