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A Pilgrimage of Swords – Hand-Drawn Map Giveaway

The nice folks at Subterranean Press are running a giveaway for a hand-drawn, signed and dated version of the map from my upcoming novella A Pilgrimage of Swords. The map is the product of my own not-very-dainty hands and will be given away to one randomly chosen lucky person who pre-orders one of the hardcover editions. It looks like the signed and lettered special traycase editions have sold out but the signed edition is still available. Don’t worry if you’ve already pre-ordered as you’ll automatically be included in the draw. 

Pre-order from the Subterranean Press website

A Pilgrimage of Swords – the first novella in a proposed series entitled The Seven Swords – will be released in September 2019 in hardcover and ebook (the pre-order for the ebook will appear closer to the release date). I’ll be running a mailing list giveaway for signed hardcovers prior to the release so be sure to watch out for that.

Here’s the Publishers Weekly’s Starred Review of A Pilgrimage of Swords:

“Ryan introduces a monster-riddled fantasy world with a perfectly balanced novella, including just enough backstory to create a cohesive story line and flesh out the characters… Fans of quick, descriptive tales built around shadowy figures with murky motives will enjoy this quest-based story and come away craving more (and longer) works set in this fascinating world.”

And here’s the blurb:

ENTER THE EXECRATION,

WHERE THE DAMNED AND THE DESPERATE

COME TO PRAY TO THE MAD GOD…

It is two hundred years since the deity known as the Absolved went mad and destroyed the Kingdom of Alnachim, transforming it into the Execration, a blasted wasteland filled with nameless terrors. For decades, desperate souls have made pilgrimage to the centre of this cursed land to seek the Mad God’s favour, their fate always unknown. 

Now a veteran warrior known only as Pilgrim, armed with a fabled blade inhabited by the soul of a taunting demon, must join with six others to make the last journey to the heart of the Execration. Allied with a youthful priest, a beast-charmer, a duplicitous scholar, an effete actor and two exiled lovers, Pilgrim must survive madness, malevolent spirits, unnatural monsters and the ever-present risk of treachery, all so that the Mad God might hear his prayer and, perhaps, grant redemption. But can sins such as his ever be forgiven? 

Set in a world where demons and gods walk the earth, A Pilgrimage of Swords is a dark and exciting fantasy adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow and Draconis Memoria trilogies. 

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The Wolf’s Call – Signed UK Hardcovers Available at Goldsboro Books

Attention book collectors, Goldsboro Books in London are offering 250 signed, stamped and numbered copies of the UK hardcover first edition of The Wolf’s Call. Available on 1st of August but you can pre-order here:

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-wolfs-call-book-one-of-ravens-blade

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The Wolf’s Call – UK Audiobook Now Available for Pre-Order

I’m pleased to report that the audiobook edition of The Wolf’s Call is now available for pre-order in the UK.

Pre-order here:  Audible.co.uk  –  Amazon.co.uk

Pre-orders for other editions are on the book page.

In other news, those nice people at Publishers Weekly have given a starred review to my upcoming novella A Pilgrimage of Swords. Read the review here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59606-924-4

A Pilgrimage of Swords will be released by Subterranean Press in September 2019 in special edition hardcover and ebook. Pre-order on the Subterranean Press website.

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The Empire of Ashes – US Paperback Release

The Empire of Ashes – the third and final volume in the Draconis Memoria trilogy – is released today in the USA and Canada. Reviews and a sample chapter are on the book page.

Buy The Empire of Ashes US paperback here: Amazon.com –  Barnes & Noble

Other editions –
Ebook:  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk –  Nook –  iBooks  –  Kobo  –  Google Play

US hardcover:   Amazon.com –  Barnes & Noble  –  Indiebound

UK hardcover:  Amazon.co.uk –  Waterstones –  Wordery  –  Hive.co.uk

Audiobook:  Audible.com –  Audible.co.uk  –  iTunes  –  Kobo

Buy the UK paperback:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones –  Wordery –  Hive.co.uk

Reminder – if you like to read to a musical accompaniment don’t forget the Draconis Symphonia composed by the terribly talented Will Musser. Will has also composed some music for The Wolf’s Call, so watch out for that closer to the release date.

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The Empire of Ashes – US Paperback Release & Hand Drawn Map Giveaway

The Empire of Ashes (Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria) is released in paperback in the US and Canada tomorrow. To celebrate I’m giving away a signed, hand-drawn map of Arradsia to mailing list subscribers. Go here to sign up before 1 PM GMT tomorrow for a chance to win. I’ll also be giving away five signed, lined and dated paperbacks. The giveaway will be open to all mailing members worldwide. Winners will be chosen and notified on 22nd May.

Buy the US paper back here: Amazon.comBarnes & Noble

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The Wolf’s Call – UK Cover Reveal, Sample Chapter and ARC Giveaway

I’m very pleased to reveal the cover of the UK edition of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade. Thanks to everyone at Orbit UK for making it happen.

You can now read a sample chapter from the book here

I’m also running a giveaway for three signed advance review copies of the book to existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who joins before midnight GMT on May 12th. The giveaway is open to all subscribers worldwide. Winners will be chosen and notified on May 13th. Click here to join the list.

The Wolf’s Call will be released on July 23rd.

Pre-order the ebook:  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk –  Kobo –  Nook –  iBooks  –  Google Play

Pre-order the hardcover:  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk –  Barnes & Noble –  IndieBound  –  Waterstones

Pre-order the audiobook:  Audible.com

For some more hints for what to expect in The Wolf’s Call and some general chat about writing fantasy you should check out my recent interview on the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast. Also available on Apple Podcasts.  

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A Pilgrimage of Swords – Advance Review Copy Quickie Giveaway

Thanks to those nice people at Subterranean Press I have three signed Advance Review Copies of my novella A Pilgrimage of Swords to give away to mailing list subscribers. If you’re not already a subscriber please sign up here by midnight GMT on April 20th to have a chance of winning. Winners will be chosen and notified on April 21st.

Any book reviewers/bloggers/book-tubers who would like a copy please get in touch via the contact page and I’ll ask Subterranean to send you one. 

A Pilgrimage of Swords will be released in special limited edition hardcover and ebook in September 2019. Further details, excerpt and pre-order on the Subterranean Press website: https://subterraneanpress.com/pilgrimage-of-swords-3583.

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The Wolf’s Call – Review Copy and Raven’s Shadow Trilogy Giveaway

My US publisher ACE is running a giveaway competition for an advance review copy of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade. Winners will also receive a complete set of Raven’s Shadow Trilogy large-format paperbacks. Go here to submit your entries before April 24th for a chance at winning (US residents only, I’m afraid): 

https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/ravens-shadow-giveaway

I’ll be running signed book giveaways closer to the release date so watch out for those. 

The Wolf’s Call will be released in the US and Canada on July 23rd, where-to-buy links on the book page.

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‘Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella’ – Now Available in Audiobook

*(Cover art by Kevin Goeke, design by Shawn King)

The audiobook version of Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella is now available on Audible, narrated by Steven Brand. Buy it here:  Audible.com Audible.co.uk

The audiobook should also be available in non-US/UK Audible stores so be sure to check out your local site or Amazon store for a link. 

Description:  

“The Faith requires all we have.”

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan returns to the Raven’s Shadow world in this prequel novella set ten years before the events in Blood Song.

For decades the brothers of the Sixth Order have fought a savage war against the Lonak clans amidst the frozen peaks of their Dominion.

When word reaches the north of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Red Hand, Brother Sollis, the finest swordsman in the Order, leads a small band to a long-abandoned castle in search of a potential cure, but discovers a far greater threat lurking in the mountains.

Enemies become allies as Sollis leads an increasingly desperate fight against an inhuman enemy steeped in the power of the Dark.

“Brilliantly written… Anyone who has read Blood Song will adore this.” – Fantasy Book Review.

“Many Are the Dead is a good treat to gobble up while we wait for the continuation of Vaelin Al Sona’s story.” – Grimdark Magazine.

Congratulations to the ten lucky winners of the free download codes who will be notified shortly.

Reminder, anyone seeking some mood music for the Raven’s Shadow universe should check out the epic theme inspired by the series from compose Will Musser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t-WkGqLKow

Will also did a longer theme for the Draconis Memoria series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVd3iBn63o&t=68s

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