Book Review: Gyaros Book Zero: Cry Wolf

The year is Unification +60. When Ryker Phelan returns to his birthplace of Elissa he is tasked with a simple job by The Machine: Escort a mysterious weapon across the Yellow Districts and don’t ask questions.

A short story set one year before the events of Gyaros Book One: The Mice Eat Iron, Cry Wolf sets the stage for the epic Gyaros Trilogy.

Follow Ryker, Wolf and a host of new and familiar characters as they embark on an action packed adventure through the dystopian, futuristic city of Elissa!

Ryker won’t forget his first week back, no matter how much he’d like to…


Cry wolf, written by our very own Rohan7things and his brother Alex, is the prequel to a new series called Gyaros. We meet Ryker, an 18-year-old man running from something or someone. He is supposed to meet up with a women named Wolf in her bar. She would help him create a new life, new job and home and a bit of start-up money. All he has to do is escort a package for ‘The Machine’, a mysterious and rebellious (?) organisation. .

Along with Wolf and her friends Grizzly and Gator, Ryker sets out to deliver the package to the other side of the Yellow district. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong.


Cry Wolf is the first book in what promises to be an exciting new series. It’s rather short but it’s just enough to get you invested in this new dystopian world and the innocent and young Ryker. There are a lot of elements mentioned that aren’t really explained yet, but that make you curious about this world that these people are living in.

The people live in districts, the Green, Yellow and Red. Most of the story sets in the Yellow district, with a few mentions of the Green and Red districts. The Green district, on the upper levels, is for the rich. On the lower levels (the Yellow district) live the less fortunate. It rains more and it looks like a dreary city. People have bio-chips in stalled in their arm with all their information on it. Sounds good right? Tell me more!

Also, who is ‘The Machine’ really? And what do they do? Tell me more about this totalitarian government and how it works. What’s up with the package they were transporting and most of all: Why was Ryker running and from who?!

Gyaros is a prison but it’s not really mentioned in Cry Wolf, yet. I’m guessing it’s more of a central feature in the following books.

Cry Wolf, like I said, is a short book but it’s action packed and really serves as an little bite that leaves you wanting more. I am definitely interested in reading book One ‘the Mice Eat Iron’.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 because it is the perfect short introduction to a new and dark world that you end up wanting to know more about. It’s action packed with interesting characters that make you curious to see how they will develop. Will Ryker become a badass? I think he will. 

Pick up your copy of Gyaros Book Zero: Cry Wolf on Amazon now for FREE for your Kindle! Give it a go =)

I received this book from Rohan in exchange for an honest review. And I’m glad that I’ve read it! Bring on Book One!


Author: EMK

Just blogging away in my free time while I try to make something of my life

3 thoughts on “Book Review: Gyaros Book Zero: Cry Wolf”

  1. Thanks for the awesome review Emma, I’m glad you liked it!

    Yes, Cry Wolf is really just a teaser, Book One takes place 1 year after this short story and is a much bigger adventure hehe 🙂

    This makes me excited to get back to working on Book Two!


  2. Reblogged this on rohan7things and commented:
    Check out this really cool review for Gyaros: Book Zero – Cry Wolf! The short story is free until midnight on the 31st of July so grab your copy now 🙂


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