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‘The Wolf’s Call’ Now Available for Pre-Order and ‘Empire of Ashes’ Xmas Giveaway

The Wolf’s Call, Book One of The Raven’s Blade, is now available for pre-order in the US and the UK via the following links:

Ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks

Hardcover:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Barnes & Noble  –  IndieBound  –  Waterstones

The cover above is just a place-holder but the book description has now been released: 

Anthony Ryan’s debut novel Blood Song – book one of the Raven’s Shadow series – took the fantasy world by storm. The sequels, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire were both New York Times bestsellers. Now, Anthony Ryan returns to the world of this acclaimed fantasy series with The Wolf’s Call, which begins a thrilling new story of razor-sharp action and epic adventure.

PEACE NEVER LASTS

Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles – and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. He won titles aplenty, only to cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm’s northern reaches.

Yet whispers have come from across the sea – rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde’s grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat.

To this end, Vaelin travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings, a land ruled by honour and intrigue. There, as the drums of war thunder across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns a terrible truth: that there are some battles that even he cannot hope to win.’

 

In other news, because it’s that time of year, I’m running a mailing list giveaway for two signed, lined and dated US hardcovers of The Empire of Ashes, Book Three of The Draconis Memoria. Existing mailing list subscribers are automatically entered. If you’re not a subscriber, go here to sign up. The competition will run until 25th December with the winners being chosen at random and notified on the 26th. 

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New Podcast Interview on New Books Network

Check out my latest podcast interview with Gabrielle Matthieu of the New Books Network in which we talk all things Draconis Memoria along with a few clues as to what’s coming next: https://newbooksnetwork.com/anthony-ryan-the-empire-of-ashes-ace-2018/

 

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Many Are the Dead – All New Raven’s Shadow Novella Now Available

Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella is now available.

“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.

Buy the ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  Nook

Buy the paperback:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Congratulations to the ten winners of a signed paperback who have now been notified. Sign up to the Mailing List to make sure you don’t miss a giveaway in future.

*(Cover illustration by Kevin Goeke, Design by Shawn King).

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Announcing ‘Many Are the Dead’ – All New Raven’s Shadow Novella Available for Pre-order

I’m very pleased at long last to announce the release of Many Are the Dead, an all new never before published Raven’s Shadow novella. 

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. 

Mailing list subscribers will know that I promised this a while ago but for ‘reasons’ had to sit on it until now. The ebook will be released on 2nd November but you can pre-order it now on the Amazon Kindle store: Amazon.com  – Amazon.co.uk –  and Kobo. Links to ibooks and Nook to follow. Anyone who just can’t wait, or prefers the dead tree option, can order the paperback which is already available:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk.

To celebrate the release I have ten signed paperbacks to give away to existing mailing list subscribers or anyone who joins the list by the 2nd of November. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on 3rd November. Go here to sign up. 

Thanks once again to Kevin Goeke (movco-art.com) for the spectacular cover illustration and to Shawn King (stkcreations.com) for the cover and interior book design. 

 

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The Waking Fire – Australian Kindle Sale

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.

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‘Raven’s Shadow’ the Symphony

Well not quite. Check out this epic music cue inspired by The Raven’s Shadow Trilogy composed by the remarkably talented Will Musser – visit his website for more epic movie and TV soundtracks. 

https://anthonystuff.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/wm_ravens-shadow.mp3

 

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and ‘The Legion of Flame’ in German is…

…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.

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Drawing a New Map – Process Video

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.

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