Andy Remic, author of a number of military science fiction and fantasy series, has recently signed up with Angry Robot for a new set of fantasy novels.
Remic’s previous Clockwork Vampire trilogy for Angry Robot earned him the nickname "the Tarantino of epic fantasy" and the new novels will be loosely based in the same setting. The first of two novels, The Iron Wolves is set during a time of war and invasion. Taking cues from The Dirty Dozen and The Magnificent Seven, the series sees a disparate band of renegades being reunited one last time to defend a key stronghold against overwhelming odds. But when they fight as one, the veteran warriors have a hidden power, and unleashing it one last time will have extraordinary consequences.
Andy Remic said: “After the success of my previous Angry Robot titles – Kell’s Legend, Soul Stealers and Vampire Warlords – I’m absolutely thrilled and vibrating to be revisiting the fantasy genre.
“Based loosely in the same universe as Kell’s Legend, The Iron Wolves will take traditional fantasy elements and stir them violently in a big pot with a barrel of whiskey. We’re talking gruesome battles, nasty anti-heroes, hardened soldiers, bloody enemies, twisted deviants and gritty realism so damn gritty you’ll be spitting blood, teeth and gristle by the bloody violent end!”
The first novel will be published in January 2014 in paperback, ebook and audio editions. The deal was done direct with Andy Remic by Marc Gascoigne, Angry Robot’s MD and publisher.