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Preview — Imperium Lupi by Adam Browne
A decade has passed since the last Howler War and the City of Lupa stands peaceful again under the choking cloud of the Ashfall. The wild hyenas are conquered, the little beasts subdued, and the wolf packs preserve their uneasy oligarchy thanks to the noxious power of imperium. However, new threats fester within the Lupan Wall. There are those who would ov...more
This was my first anthropomorphic book since I was a kid obsessed with Redwall. Its premise and good reviews intrigued me but I was a bit stand-offish due to my usual suspicion on steampunk settings. I need not have worried. What 'Imperium Lupi' actually contains is some of the best world building I have ever come across. Fictional racial, regional, political, and class tensions come t ...more
To be honest, I did not pick up this book with great expectations. Even as a fan of anthro characters, I imagined it would be another entertaining if hollow fantasy adventure to pass the time; a forgettable book. I’m very happy to say that I was completely wrong. Imperium Lupi is an incredible book that is definitely worth your time. I usually split any novel into different components to try and analyze it better, so here it is.
Plot: 9/10. I don’t remember ...more
You're most welcome! Splendidly written! It was worth every cent.
I accidentally came upon "Imperium Lupi". I was looking for an Italian novel, using the plural of "wolf" (i) lupi. And here I came across "Imperium Lupi". The cover page is strikingly impressive, should I read it? Why not? It's as if Google Books knew exactly what I wanted. So I bought it. In fact, I was waiting for reWritten in the mail from Americ ...more
Second: I usually do NOT read book with Anthropomorphic Animal Characters. Okay, I have read a number but most of them were of the same nature and I did not like them. This one here is different. It has not only a giant set of characters . It also has a big number of background and far more stories untold. Which alone is great. I could tell you more but I fear I woudl spoil it. S ...more
The length may be daunting to some readers but it’s well worth the time. This is a long book, but with well-developed characters, plot points, subtle undertone ...more
Imperium Lupi is one of the best books I've ever read. Probably one-of-a-kind. The view of the story is unique and great. I like how the characters become 'unknown', when it goes to the view of another character, like how Janoah is first offered as 'red wolfess' first, in Olivia's view. And I like how most characters are dynamic, showing that they act as antagonists, but are actually protagonists, or the other way around. That makes the story thrilling, in the view of not knowing who to trust. A ...more
Being a fan of both steampunk and fantasy (though not high fantasy), but generally not one to read books of those genres, the brief description piqued my interest. This led me to discovering the author's supplementary works and drawings online, where I became absolutely engrossed by the world details and character designs. Deciding to give it a shot, ...more
Although Imperium Lupi's target audience are fans of anthro fictions, it is an amazingly well written steampunk fantasy adventure that any teenager as well as anyone of older age groups can enjoy.
Although I should mention that readers that aren't used to third person omni ...more
We follow several characters as they try to unravel a ...more
I loved the setting for this story. The world building had me wanting more and most of the characters felt fleshed out. Only things I really didn't like was how certain plot points ended up being pointless because of a out of nowhere flip in attitude. Or how a character will do something horrible and it just get hand(paw?)waved away or a slap on the wrist seemingly just for the sake of the plot. Frustrating. Only reason it gets three stars from me. I love the book but those things ...more
What started with a piqued interest into Imperium Lupi turned into a rich exploration of the world known as Erde. A diverse cast of characters armed with unique methodologies striving toward a common goal- to serve, protect, and prosper for their people. Plotlines ...more
After the second reading my only advice to those who are reading the book for the first time is that it deserves to be read twice, for only it allows one to fully grasp all of the smithereens of details contained within.
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