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The Wolf Mile
05 Aug 2021 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781800246416

A debut adventure thriller, where modern-day recruits compete in an ancient, deadly game in the streets of Edinburgh.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 432 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG US
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Also in The Pantheon Series series
The Wolf MileThe Pantheon Series, 1by C.F. Barrington

Squid Games meets The Hunger Games in this thriller where modern-day recruits compete in an ancient, deadly game across 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 their lives away. Now they must risk everything 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. Will they find what they seek? Or will they succumb to the nature of the Pantheon?

Let the Season begin.

This action-packed adventure thriller is perfect for fans of Battle Royale and The Running Man.

Praise for the Pantheon series:

'The Wolf Mile is a thrilling ride and a heck of a debut. C.F. Barrington knocks it out of the park' Matthew Harffy
'Blurs the boundary between fantasy and real life with authoritative panache. The moment you ask yourself if it could just be true, the story has you' Anthony Riches
'Gripping and original – a terrific read!' Joe Heap
'So gripping that I sometimes find myself holding my breath while I'm reading!' Ruth Hogan
'A brilliant eccentric concept which hits you like a fever dream' Giles Kristian

C.F. Barrington spent twenty years intending to write a novel, but found life kept getting in the way. Instead, his career has been in major-gift fundraising, leading teams in organisations as varied as the RSPB, Oxford University and the National Trust. In 2015, when his role as Head of Communications at Edinburgh Zoo meant a third year of fielding endless media enquiries about the possible birth of a baby panda, he finally retreated to a quiet desk and got down to writing. Raised in Hertfordshire and educated at Oxford, he now divides his time between Fife and the Lake District.

Start of an exciting new series.

Think Gladiator meets Brave Heart and Fatherland.

MARKET: Robert Harris; Pierce Brown; Wilbur Smith.


'The Wolf Mile is a thrilling ride and a heck of a debut. C.F. Barrington knocks it out of the park' Matthew Harffy

'The Wolf Mile blurs the boundary between fantasy and real life with authoritative panache. The moment you ask yourself if it could just be true, the story has you' Anthony Riches

'The Wolf Mile had me hooked from the first page. Gripping and original – a terrific read!' Joe Heap

'I was utterly gripped and can't wait for the next instalment. This is a hit movie just waiting to be made!' Ruth Hogan

'A brilliant eccentric concept which hits you like a fever dream' Giles Kristian

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