Chathrand Voyage

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 883 ratings

The Red Wolf Conspiracy Publisher's Summary

Already a publishing sensation in England, marks the debut of a remarkably gifted young writer. Robert V. S. Redick has been compared to Philip Pullman, George R. R. Martin, and China Miéville, among others, and like them he is a spellbinding storyteller, unafraid to sail his imagination into uncharted waters. With The Red Wolf Conspiracy he launches the first book of a trilogy destined to take its place among the classics of epic fantasy.

The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind. Six hundred years old, the secrets of her construction long forgotten, the massive vessel dwarfs every other sailing craft in the world. It is a palace with sails, a floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the secretive Mzithrin Empire.

But the young woman in question - Thasha, the daughter of the Arquali ambassador - has no intention of going meekly to the altar. For the ship's true mission is not peace but war - a war that threatens to unleash an ancient, all-consuming evil.

As the dark conspiracy at the heart of the voyage unfurls, Pazel Pathkendle, a lowly tarboy with an uncanny gift, will find himself in an unlikely alliance with Thasha and her protectors: Hercól, a valet who is more than he appears; Dri, the queen of a race of tiny stowaways who have their own plans for the great ship; and Ramachni, a powerful sorcerer from another world. Arrayed against them are the Chathrand's brutal captain, Nilus Rose; the Emperor's spymaster and chief assassin, Sandor Ott; and the enigmatic Dr. Chadfallow, a longtime friend to Pazel's family whose kind words may hide a vicious betrayal.

As the Chathrand navigates treacherous waters to complete its mission, Pazel, Thasha, and their allies - including a singularly heroic rat - must also navigate a treacherous web of in...

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  • Book 1

    • The Red Wolf Conspiracy

    • By: Robert V. S. Redick
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    The Imperial Merchant Ship Chathrand is the last of her kind. Six hundred years old, the secrets of her construction long forgotten, the massive vessel dwarfs every other sailing craft in the world. It is a palace with sails, a floating outpost of the Empire of Arqual. And it is on its most vital mission yet: to deliver a young woman whose marriage will seal the peace between Arqual and its mortal enemy, the secretive Mzithrin Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By Lindira on 05-09-10

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • The Ruling Sea

    • By: Robert V. S. Redick
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Thasha's wedding is hours away. It is a wedding that will both fulfill the promise of a mad god's return and see her murdered. Pazel has thwarted the sorcerer who would bring back the god but both sides now face deadlock. Can Thasha be saved? Can the war between two Empires be stopped?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Lisa on 05-10-10

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • The River of Shadows

    • Chathrand Voyage Series, Book 3
    • By: Robert V. S. Redick
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    After a harrowing escape from their first landfall in the southern lands and worse disasters in the city where they seek refuge, the crew of the Chathrand discover that the worst imaginable thing has happened: Arunis has stolen the Nilstone. Now our heroes face a terrible choice. They can flee with the crew, and leave Arunis to do what he will - or they can pursue him into the wild, abandoning all but the slimmest chance of ever returning home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Expectedly Fantastic

    • By Lindira on 04-26-11

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • The Night of the Swarm

    • Chathrand Voyage Series, Book 4
    • By: Robert V. S. Redick
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    The evil sorcerer Arunis is dead, yet the danger has not ended. For as he fell, beheaded by the young warrior-woman Thasha Isiq, Arunis summoned the Swarm of Night, a demonic entity that feasts on death and grows like a plague. If the Swarm is not destroyed, the world of Alifros will become a vast graveyard. Now Thasha and her comrades - the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the mysterious wizard Ramachni - begin a quest that seems all but impossible. Yet there is hope: One person has the power to stand against the Swarm: the great mage Erithusmé.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A sweeping story comes to an amazing ending!

    • By Kathryn on 03-25-13

    Regular price: $45.49