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My story RAGE WOLF (a story of THE IRON WOLVES) was published recently by Grimdark Magazine, which I’m totally thrilled about: I’m getting back into the groove of writing after a two-year hiatus. My good friend, bruv and super talented musical maestro Rob Shedwick (aka Digital Front) composed an album called FOUND IN MACHINES which I listened to whilst writing, and which certainly set the tone of the story (links below). After reading an early draft, Rob then beavered away composing a thrilling action tune to accompany Dek’s ascent of The Red Tower in RAGE WOLF – and you can hear it here in all it’s g(l)ory: The Red Tower, by Rob Shedwick – https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/the-red-tower

Painted Mannequins sets the opening tone of the story. You can hear it here:

https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/painted-mannequins

Then, New Doll, Sick Doll and Doll’s Burial all further compliment the story, and are awesome pieces of music in their own right. Check them out!!

https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/new-doll

https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/sick-doll

https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/dolls-burial

A little while ago TOR published three of my novellas, A Song For No Man’s Land, The Iron Beast and Return of Souls. Rob composed a track to accompany them, which can be heard here. Go Rob!!! https://digitalfront.bandcamp.com/track/a-song-for-no-mans-land

And finally, if you haven’t already, you can get Grimdark Magazine here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grimdark-Magazine-Issue-Andy-Remic-ebook/dp/B07MQP1176

It’s a busy month in Remic Land #2. Over at Angry Robot Books you can read a free extract of my recently released novel, Twilight of the Dragons, follow-up to the very well received The Dragon Engine published last year.

“During a recent dwarf civil-war deep under the Karamakkos Mountains, the magick-enslaved dragonlords have broken free from centuries of imprisonment and slaughtered tens of thousands throughout the Five Havens before exploding from the mountain and heading in fire and vengeance for the lands of Vagandrak.

Two once-noble war heroes of Vagandrak – Dakeroth and his wife Jonti Tal, an archer and scholar, the Axeman, the White Witch and a Kaalesh combat expert find themselves in a unique position: for they have discovered the ancient dragon city of Wyrmblood, and a thousand unhatched dragon eggs.

Dakeroth and his companions must work with their enemies, Skalg and the Church of Hate, in order to bring down the dragonlords and save the world of men and dwarves. But there is no bartering with these ancient dragons; for they seek to hatch their eggs and rebuild the cruel Wyrmblood Empire of legend.

File Under: Fantasy  [ Hatchlings and Hatchets | Chop-chop! | Give Love a Chance | Dragons vs Wolves ]”

You can read an extract here:

http://angryrobotbooks.com/books/twilight-of-the-dragons-by-andy-remic/

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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!!

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).

https://vimeo.com/96825929

*** 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

 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

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.!!

The White Towers

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. 🙂