Fiction for Fun
Attention all Australians, The Waking Fire ebook is on sale in the Australian Kindle store at $4.99 until 20th November. Click here to buy or, if you’ve already bought it, tell your friends.
…not the title they went with. ‘Das Heer des Weißen Drachen’ (The Army of the White Dragon), Draconis Memoria Buch 2 is released today by Hobbit Presse Klett-Cotta. Many thanks to my German translators Sara Riffel and Maria Pfaffinger for all their hard work on yet another lengthy book from me.
Available from Amazon.de and all good bookshops.
I thought I’d share a time-lapse of the line work for my most recently completed map (it’s for a non-Raven’s Shadow/Draconis thing – details to follow soon, I hope). I’ve been trying to develop a more refined, ‘false perspective’ type approach for maps, hopefully, it worked out. This was all done on an iPad Pro using Autodesk Sketchbook for the original drawing and Adobe Draw for the final version.
I’m delighted to announce my next novel The Wolf’s Call, the first volume in a two-part series The Raven’s Blade which is a return to the world of Raven’s Shadow and will continue the story of Vaelin Al Sorna.
The Wolf’s Call will be published in summer of 2019 by Ace/Roc in the USA and Canada and by Orbit in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. No word yet on non-English editions but I’ll keep you all updated whenever I hear anything.
You can read the press release from Ace/Roc here: http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/08/anthony-ryan-to-return-to-the-world-of-blood-song-in-2019/
I know that for some of you the next twelve months might be a very long wait, so here’s some teaser dialogue to make it worse:
‘You don’t know what you did… You don’t know what you awoke. But you will, brother. It saw you, it saw everything, and it grew hungrier than ever.’
This week I carried out a long overdue review of my sales figures and it turns out that, thanks to The Empire of Ashes, I’ve now sold over one million books in English worldwide. It all feels a bit surreal given that it doesn’t seem that long ago when I wrote this post about reaching the what I once thought to be the impossibly out of reach goal of surpassing ten thousand sales, but I guess six years is a long time in publishing.
As a thank you to all my readers for making this happen I’m running a mailing list giveaway for a rare signed US first edition hardcover of the book that started it all – Blood Song. The giveaway is open to all existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on July 31st. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 1st.
For all the data freaks out there, here’s a percentage breakdown of those sales by format:
Ebook – 51%
Audiobook – 21%
Mass Market Paperback – 16%
Trade Paperback – 7%
Hardcover – 5%
The Empire of Ashes – Book Three of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Huge thanks to everyone at my publisher Orbit UK for their hard work on this release, especially my editor James Long.
The Empire of Ashes – Book Three of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US and Canada.
Huge thanks to my agent Paul Lucas and everyone at my publisher Ace/Roc for their hard work in publishing the third and final volume of The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editor Jessica Wade.