Robert von Stein Redick’s first novel, CONQUISTADORS, was a finalist for the 2002 AWP/Thomas Dunne Novel Award (under the title Wilderness). An excerpt was published in the 40th anniversary (2005) edition of Puerto del Sol.
Now Redick has written the first in a three-book fantasy series, THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY. World rights in THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY and three sequels were acquired pre-emptively by Gollancz – and US rights went to Del Rey after a hard-fought contest. It is set largely aboard a huge, 600-year-old ship and takes in sorcery, murder and politicking, with a cast of believable characters ranging from a teenage ships’ boy and the ship’s captain, who is famed for his sadism, to a girl being offered up as a bride to a foreign prince by her emperor and her father, the new ambassador – but not all is as it seems. Empires may fall, mighty spells may be unleashed, and a dead leader may live again. THE RATS AND THE RULING SEA followed in 2009, and the third volume, RIVER OF SHADOWS, comes late in 2010. This is one of the most highly-praised fantasy sequences of the last decade.
Redick works as the editor for the Spanish and French websites of Oxfam America (www.oxfamamerica.org/es and www.oxfamamerica.org/fr) and as an instructor in the International Development and Social Change program at Clark University. Born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, he lives in rural western Massachusetts.
Visit his website at www.redwolfconspiracy.com.
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