In the universe of Wolf Kingdom, an army of wolves has overrun the world. Now the Wolf-King, Grince I, rules from his Iron Castle in the city of Grinceburg. Grince is a tyrant and his soldiers are bullies, who treat all humans as slaves.
But there’s a secret behind Grince’s power, a reason why these wolves can talk and think and walk on their hind legs like no other animal.
Here’s a wolf-soldier in full military armour:
The only humans outside the wolves’ control are the Free Folk. They’re an outlaw band under the leadership of Hooley Dan. Their hideout lies in the middle of Eld Forest and looks like a sheer-side lump of rock from the outside. Inside, it’s hollow and honeycombed with caves.
The Free Folk launch small raids against the wolves, but the dream of one day defeating their brutal rule seems a long way away.
The first two books are ESCAPE! and UNDER SIEGE published by Omnibus/Scholastic in June 2008.
The final two books are RACE TO THE RUINS and THE HEAVY CROWN appearing in August. Every book contains an adventure you can read on its own, while each adventure links in with the other stories of the quartet.
The WOLF KINGDOM world is the fourth in the Fantastica series. Earlier quartets have been written by best-selling fantasy authors Kim Wilkins, Fiona Mcintosh and, most recently, Ian Irvine. Ian's quartet The Sorcerer's Tower came out just a few months ago - here are the four covers: