The Orbit UK paperback edition of Queen of Fire is now available (hopefully) in all good British bookshops or online here: Amazon.co.uk, WH Smith, Waterstones, The Hive Network. I’ll also be starting a Goodreads giveaway contest for four signed copies on 15th February, so watch out for that.
The Waking Fire, Book One of my new series The Draconis Memoria, is now available for pre-order in ebook and hardcover (no audiobook pre-order yet – the audio version usually appears two months before release). Here’s the jacket description from the hardcover edition (cover images to come when I’m allowed to share them):
“The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.” (Library Journal) Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria…
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from the veins of captive or hunted Reds, Green, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that give fearsome powers to the rare men and women who have the ability harness them—known as the blood-blessed.
But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.
Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered blood-blessed, who finds himself pressed into service by the protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted territories in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin, facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an ironship, whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.
As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.”
The book will be released on July 5th in the US and July 7th in the UK. Pre-order from the following retailers:
Kule Efendisi – Now published by Ithaki, details here: http://www.ithaki.com.tr/edebiyat/kule-efendisi.htm
The Orbit UK paperback edition of Queen of Fire will be released on February 11th and is now available for pre-order here: Amazon.co.uk, WH Smith, Waterstones, The Hive Network. Watch out for a signed Goodreads giveaway next month.
Seasons greetings and huge thanks to all my readers for enabling me to spend another year in the writing mines.
If you know any fantasy fans who haven’t gotten around to the Raven’s Shadow series yet you might want to let them know the UK ebook edition of Blood Song will be available at the special price of £1.49 until 5th January 2016. Available here: Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, WH Smith
This year I donated signed, lined and dated Advance Review Copies of all three books in the Raven’s Shadow series to Worldbuilders, the charity established by fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss to support the excellent work of Heifer International. Anyone who’d like to own these should head on over to Worldbuilders and donate $10 or more for a chance to win. There’s also a load of other really great stuff for fantasy fans, including signed books from Django Wexler, Brent Weeks and Brandon Sanderson, among many others.
The new anthology from Grim Oak Press – Unbound – Tales by Masters of Fantasy – is now available in ebook (the hardcover should be out by the end of the year). Unbound includes my story The Hall of the Diamond Queen, read the first page here. Where to buy: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBooks.
Here’s the full line-up of contributing authors:
- Small Kindnesses by Joe Abercrombie
- An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks
- Mr. Island by Kristen Britain
- Jury Duty by Jim Butcher
- Madwalls by Rachel Caine
- The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly
- Uncharming by Delilah Dawson
- All In a Night’s Work by David Anthony Durham
- Son of Crimea by Jason M. Hough
- Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mary Robinette Kowal
- A Good Name by Mark Lawrence
- River and Echo by John Marco
- Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz
- The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan
- Fiber by Seanan McGuire
- Stories Are Gods by Peter Orullian
- Heart’s Desire by Kat Richardson
- The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan
- The Dead’s Revenant by Shawn Speakman
- The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley
- The Game by Michael J. Sullivan
- The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes
- The Rat by Mazarkis Williams