Today is my turn on the blog tour for The Wolf Mile (The Pantheon Series Book 1) by C F Barrington.
Here’s the blurb:-
An action-packed adventure thriller, where modern-day recruits compete in an ancient, deadly game in the streets of Edinburgh.
Welcome to the Pantheon Games. Let the streets of Edinburgh run with blood . . ..
The Games are the biggest underground event in the world, followed by millions online. New recruits must leave behind their twenty-first century lives and vie for dominance in a gruelling battle to the death armed only with ancient weapons – and their wits.
Tyler Maitland and Lana Cameron have their own reasons for signing up. Now they must risk their lives and join the ranks of seven ancient warrior teams that inhabit this illicit world. Their journey will be more extraordinary and horrifying than anything they could have dreamed, testing them to breaking point.
Let the Season begin.
So I’d noticed people talking about this book on twitter and the cover totally grabbed me, when offered the chance to be part of the blog tour to celebrate the paperback release I jumped at the chance and bought a copy 😊
From the start it was very clear this book is unlikely anything I’ve read before.. and it’s just what I needed. History clashes with modern day in the Pantheon Games and blood will coat the streets of Edinburgh!
As the books starts we follow the lives of the new recruits, each have their own reason for being there..but do they have what it takes to stay and survive the games?
We also explore the history behind the games and the idea that the reason the law turn a blind eye to the bloodshed is that money talks and the super wealthy have lined some very important pockets to ensure the games continue.. but it’s not a game for everyone..it’s life or death.
There’s certainly a lot of build-up and we get to see the recruits put through their paces, they are called thralls at this stage, they have no name, so learning more about them, their skills, shape, size and the like helped me build a picture of each of them.
I enjoyed the character development and the fact we are teased with little bits of info.. Tyler’s family for example..I’m sure there’s more to come.
The concept was fresh and exciting, the story flowed and developed well, it certainly sets the stage well for future instalments… There’s blood, mystery, secrecy, deceit and corruption… what’s not to like?
Well worth the read and I’d certainly like to see where this goes. The Wolf Mile is a eal tease of a book… I want to know more.
My thanks go to the author and the Publisher Head of Zeus for inviting me on the tour 😊