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The Wolf (The UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY Series, Book 1)

A sweeping epic fantasy
  • Author
    • Leo Carew
Regular price £10.99
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A great war has come to the land under the Northern Sky.

Beyond the Black River, among the forests and mountains of the north, lives an ancient race of people. Their lives are measured in centuries, not decades; they revel in wilderness and resilience, and they scorn wealth and comfort.

By contrast, those in the south live in the moment, their lives more fleeting. They crave wealth and power, their ambition is limitless, and their cunning unmatched.

When the armies of the south flood across the Black River, the fragile peace between the two races is shattered. On a lightning-struck battlefield, the two sides will fight - for their people, for their land, for their very survival.

Two sides. One victor.

The Wolf is a thrilling, savagely visceral, politically nuanced and unexpectedly wry exploration of power and identity - and how far one will go to defend them.


'The next George RR Martin' - Mail on Sunday

'Imagine Game of Thrones rewritten by John le Carré . . . A marvellously accomplished debut' - Guardian

'Full of dark conspiracies, larger-than-life characters, and tense battles' - Paul Hoffman, author of The Left Hand of God
  • Published: Sep 20 2018
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472247025

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Press Reviews

  • Gareth L. Powell

    As bleak and brutal as the northern snows, a new voice in epic fantasy
  • Paul Hoffman, author of The Left Hand of God

    When inexperienced young Roper unexpectedly inherits the throne he quickly realises his reign is going to be memorable only for its brevity unless he can he can recruit a handful of crafty outsiders to teach him how to stay alive. Full of dark conspiracies, larger-than-life characters, and tense battles, Leo Carew has created a rousing cross between The Magnificent Seven and Game of Thrones
  • Mail on Sunday
    The next George RR Martin
  • Publishers Weekly
    Gripping and ambitious . . . twisty in its political maneuverings, gritty in its battle descriptions, and rich with a sense of heroism and glory
  • Kirkus Reviews
    An action-packed and blood-splattered tour de force . . . Carew is the real deal - an exciting new voice in fantasy
  • Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards
    The Wolf is a work of extraordinary imagination and perhaps the most captivating first novel I've ever read
  • Guardian
    Imagine Game of Thrones rewritten by John le Carré . . . A marvellously accomplished debut
  • SciFiNow
    The characters are memorable and entertaining . . . and this is a striking debut
  • Dave Bradley

    SFX magazine
    A confident first novel . . . It's a cliché to compare up-and-coming authors with David Gemmell or George RR Martin. So instead let's imagine this shouldering in between James Abbott's The Never King and Joe Abercrombie's Half a King series
  • Ardi Alspach

    B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    The Wolf is [a] ferocious epic fantasy debut . . . You don't want to miss this one