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. :-)

 

 

 

The Office of Lost and Found – Fabulous First Review!!

A fabulous review of The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen, Anarchy Books second novel, at: http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2011/06/26/the-office-of-lost-and-found-by-vincent-holland-keen/

WOOOO! Well done that man!!

The Office of Lost and Found by Vincent Holland-Keen contains a rich creamy vein
of the absurd and surreal running straight through to its chocolate-coated
centre. I ask you, where else would you find children obsessed with the
devilment that is direct mail? The novel has a splendidly intricate plot that
follows a small group of characters as they try and maintain a grasp of what is
real.  All around them our reality starts to warp and bend, as it becomes more
and more fluid in nature. Each chapter demands your full attention while
Holland-Keen writes like some crazed verbal gymnast. He obviously takes great
delight in playing with language.” –

and

Trust me when I say, if you are willing to take a chance on this debut novel you
will enjoy it.”

 

GREAT STUFF!!

 

SKINC – Another Great Review!!

Wowsers, look at this review which has just come in from The Eloquent Page….

“I’ve read all of Mr Remic’s work and this is without doubt one of the darkest things he has ever written. It is brutal and raw and I was immediately caught up in it. Characters suffer physically and psychologically, no-one walks away unscathed. The secrets that are exposed have lasting effects and repercussions. I think it’s fair to say I was totally unprepared for where the novel ended up… A word of advice, this is not a novel for the faint of heart as it deals with some very adult themes. The violence is graphic and unrelenting, the sex is explicit and the language is enough to make my mother blush. I should point out that my mother has a mouth on her like a sailor on shore leave.” – The Eloquent Page

http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2011/04/01/serial-killers-incorporated-by-andy-remic/

Ooh, Second Review of Soul Stealers…

Just found another, at The Eloquent Page – http://www.theeloquentpage.co.uk/2010/09/10/soul-stealers-by-andy-remic/

When reading anything by Andy Remic you can rest assured that things are going to get brutal and bloody very quickly. I would definitely not recommend Kell’s Legend or it’s sequel, Soul Stealers, to those of you that are faint of heart. The violence is as graphic as it gets. The author doesn’t sugar coat anything. There are seas of blood and everyone, irrespective of age and gender, are a potential victim.”

and-

“Based on other reviews I’ve read of Andy Remic’s work I think it’s fair to say that he is the literary equivalent of Marmite due to his extreme brutality, particularly towards his female characters. You read his books and you either love them or hate them. Personally I enjoy everything of his I’ve read. I’ve been a fan since I read his first science fiction novel, Spiral. His move to fantasy novels has been successful. His characters are violent and flawed and can seem to be downright cruel but this always makes for an interesting read.”

I’d have to disagree with this a little; I heap extreme brutality on ALL my characters, male, female, alien, supernatural, deviant, animal, vegetable and mineral. But it’s a very kind review, nontheless. Cheers!!