The Iron WolvesÂ is the first of at least two novels set during a time of war and invasion. Riffing onÂ The Dirty DozenÂ andÂ The Magnificent Seven, the novel sees a disparate band of ruffians and 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 Remicâ€™s previousÂ Clockwork VampireÂ trilogy for Angry Robot earned him the nickname “the Tarantino of epic fantasy” and the new novels will be loosely set in the same setting.
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 Robotâ€™s MD and publisher.
Andy RemicÂ said: â€œAfter the success of my previous Angry Robot titles â€“Â Kellâ€™s Legend,Â Soul StealersÂ andÂ Vampire WarlordsÂ â€“ Iâ€™m absolutely thrilled and vibrating to be revisiting the fantasy genre.
â€œBased loosely in the same universe asÂ Kellâ€™s Legend,Â The Iron WolvesÂ will take traditional fantasy elements and stir them violently in a big pot with a barrel of whiskey. Weâ€™re talking gruesome battles, nasty anti-heroes, hardened soldiers, bloody enemies, twisted deviants and gritty realism so damn gritty youâ€™ll be spitting blood, teeth and gristle by the bloody violent end!â€