Robert V.S. Redick

The Night of the Swarm

Book IV of The Chathrand Voyage Quartet. The Night of the Swarm was published October 25, 2012 in the UK (Gollancz) and will be be published February 5, 2013 in the U.S. (Del Rey).

 Download the Prologue and Chapter One (from author's blog). Or simply

Read the excerpt here (online)


And here's a link to the just-released UK Kindle Version

From the cover: Robert V. S. Redick brings his acclaimed fantasy series The Chathrand Voyage to a triumphant close that merits comparison to the work of such masters as George R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman, and J. R. R. Tolkien himself. The evil sorcerer Arunis is dead, yet the danger has not ended. For as he fell, pierced by the sword of the young warrior woman Thasha Isiq, Arunis summoned the Swarm of Night, a demonic entity that feasts on life. If the Swarm is not defeated, the world will become a vast graveyard. Now Thasha and her comrades—the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the mysterious wizard Ramachni—begin a quest that seems all but impossible. Yet there is hope . . . of a sort. One person has the power to stand against the Swarm: the mage Erithusmé. Long thought dead, Erithusmé lives, buried deep in the soul of Thasha. But for the mage to live again, Thasha Isiq must die.


Starburst Magazine. "Spare a thought for readers of classic fantasy. In a genre that is chock-a-block with books that are near-identical to one another, trying to find one that delivers the goods while at the same time having something unique about it can be tricky to say the least. Thank heavens then for Robert V.S. Redick, who pulls off epic fantasy with a great deal of style, giving his readers everything they want along with a big bag of surprises."

Tome Tender (5 Stars) "A nail biting, non-stop action adventure that would thrill any fantasy reader. I was sucked into this world created by Robert V. S. Redick. The plot is complex, the characters well developed and this new world was brilliant! I highly recommend reading The Night of the Swarm."

You'veGottoReadThis.Com  "Stellar character development...After reading all four books, you will feel like you've witnessed an age... Worlds you've never imagined, everyone with a secret agenda, epic battle scenes, and a surprisingly innocent romance. Seriously, what more could you ask for?"

Books You Can Die For: "The Night of the Swarm is the fourth and final book in Robert V. S. Redick’s Chathrand Voyage Quartet. The Quartet is a long and complex tale of intrigue, deception, love, travel, and magic...I raced through The Night of the Swarm. There is a ton of action, but also plenty of interaction between the many characters. There are new challenges as well as old problems to be dealt with. Not everything gets tidied up perfectly, which I feel is a strength, since that’s how life is."