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Grey Wolf has been writing seriously for about 25 years, though before that his first completed novel featured Roy Jenkins as the Prime Minister of an SDP-governed Britain, so Alternate History has always been in his blood! Over a quarter of a century he has completed five or six novels to date, though a couple more have disappeared or vanished with moving house.
Now, using the name of Grey Wolf he is able to bring his surviving works to the public, as well as a number of self-contained short stories and a book of 'How to Write Alternate History' articles.
Alternate History, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry are the main genres in which Grey Wolf writes. The most recent publications are the science fiction adventure romp, The Slayer, and the forthcoming poetry anthology, Farflame.
Grey Wolf is also the Editor of literary and artistic e-magazine, Innovate, released monthly from January 2014, and put together by a team of six creative people from around the world.
Elizabeth Audrey Mills
on Dec. 29, 2013 :
A man wakes up in a strange bed, in a world that is a dangerous, distorted version of the one he left behind. He has no idea how he came to be there, but realises that he has to adapt, quickly. He must learn about himself and how he fits into this violent new life, and discovers that he is Jason Wolfe, trusted advisor to the Emperor of Albion, and that he kills people for a living.
In my opinion, it is a book that men will enjoy more than women --the sexual content suits male fantasies, and the casual violence did nothing for me-- but the skillful writing is a delight for all to read. Grey Wolf, the author, does not take pleasure in the killings, but shows how people can become so immersed in a situation that they accept a level of violence and exploitation that would, in another environment, be contrary to their nature. He builds well-developed characters and complex plots; there is intrigue and danger at every turn.
This is a book by a mature author, confident in his ability, and gifted in his creativity. As an author myself, I am impatient of bad writing, and with the rise in self-publishing there is so much of that around; I start to read many books, but only finish about one in ten, and only review the best of them. Let it just be said that I finished this book, and enjoyed it enormously, despite my squeamishness at some passages. I found myself looking forward to each new chapter, and it was hard to put the book down.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)