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4.50  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  12 reviews
While tracking a tribe of orcs, Remence comes across much more than that…an ogre mage seeks to unite all the orcs of the region against humans and non-orc kind. These orcs are well-disciplined, organized, and much better equipped; it is a true army, unlike anything young Remence has ever seen. And they are heading right for his village! When he fails to convince the villag ...more
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Published May 25th 2020 by KDP
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Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: spfbo-2020
*This is one of the #SPFBO titles in my batch this year and I'm a judge*

I have to say that this book felt like fun. From the beginning there's a world with magical creatures like Orcs, Ogres, and more. These creatures largely live outside of society unless they are half-orcs/half-ogres and the 'feral' forms are beasts in the wild who hunt.

We follow three major characters, Remence who is a human teen, Caladin and Quinn who are cousins and "gentleman procurers" (a.k.a thieves for hire). These thr
Tony Duxbury
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining. Remence learns some very valuable life lessons from two rogues as he sets out to seek revenge for the death of his father and the destruction of his village. Lots of humour, intrigue and combat. I loved the characters of the two villains. Recommended reading.
Gayreth Walden
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Terrific novel

This is a new author for me and it also happens to be his first novel. The cousins, Caladin and Quinn. One a flamboyant extrovert, the other is quiet and keeps his thoughts to himself. Both are intelligent and deadly. Remence, Gomkens and the Le brothers, survivors of their village destroyed by an Orc army. They will also eventually meet with one quest in mind. I am impressed with this first novel. The writing is skillful. The world building is light but doesn't hurt the storylin
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I was provided a copy of this book for review. This does not affect my opinion expressed below*
Though this book sounded fantastic to me as someone who truly enjoys fantasy, I was hesitant going in because the last few months I’ve struggled with books being able to grip me enough to keep reading. I’ve started and stopped many reads in all of my favorite genres so I was nervous to give it a go. Thankfully, those nerves were not founded. I was gripped almost from the start and WOW what a book.

G.P. Avants
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love it. Fun adventure in the Medieval world. It reminded me of The Princess Bride meets The Hobbit.
Jeffrey H.
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A friend of mine suggested this book. When I told him I started reading the book he immediately responded with "so who's your favorite character?" This one little question held great significance for me. You see for me the most important part of any book, equal to the story itself, is having great characters. And yes this book has great characters. Characters that you care about characters that you root for characters that you want to succeed. Not to mention characters you'd like to see in a seq ...more
Gary Avants
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lone Wolf by John Pepe was my latest read. Now, when it comes to fantasy novels your deepest dives were The Lord of the Rings and the Wheel of Time series. So, I have a background in the realm of magical humans, elves, orcs, goblins, dwarves, etc.

Pepe did create some unique characters within the recognizable fantasy realms we have all become familiar with seeing. Remence is the young protagonist who struggles to find his place in this changing world of men. I think his struggles of family,
Jamie Edmundson
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a really fun fantasy novel. I would recommend it to fans of D&D who are after a standalone story with lots of humour and action.

I thought the characters were really well done and probably the highlight of the book. Cousins Caladin and Quinn, the two 'gentlemen procurers' steal the show somewhat, and I'm not surprised to learn that the author intends to write more with these two. They have a great relationship and there is lots of humour and back and forth between them. There is a decent
Shanon Yeo
Jun 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This was the first time I had read fantasy and I went in with a good book to widen my genre bases.

At Ironwood Gate, two other characters came into play – Caladin and Quinn. I absolutely adored this characters!! They had such likeable characters and exquisite skill with a sword, as well as magical powers! Caladin makes friends with Asi, a ogre hunter, and ended up becoming his partner in the business, (Quinn worked with them too). During Caladin and Quinn’s time in Ironwood Gate, King Bulbug’s ar
Gregg Buford
I liked it mostly but some parts of this were better than others. Remence seemed to be main character at first but never seems to take the central role in this story. I think he is meant to be the Lone Wolf but this is never realized I think throughout the book. Caladin and Quinn were the best characters in this story to me really. Ug and Fug were sort of entertaining as well. When they took care of the orge mage what ever happened to that army of orcs that still were gathered? They still could ...more
Mary Calvert
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Lone Wolf is a fun, action-packed novel full of adventure and intrigue. The fight scenes in particular were very well-done, and it was obvious the author has extensive knowledge on the subject along with the ability to bring those scenes to life on the page in a convincing manner. I also enjoyed seeing the transformation of Remence and the subtle faith message embedded in the story. However, it was the witty dialogue and charisma of Caladin that I found particularly entertaining. While it fe ...more
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love fantasy novels especially of the Dungeons and Dragons kind though I often struggle to commit to them. The character development and unique personalities was enjoyable. I gravitated towards the cousins, Caladin and Quinn. Excellent story, highly recommend it.
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