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Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turmes – Released in Germany

The German edition of Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turmes – is now available. Many thanks to my German translators, Hannes and Sara Riffel and Birgit Pfaffinger, and everyone at Hobbit Presse for making this happen. The reaction to all the various translated editions of the Raven’s Shadow series has been one of the most gratifying aspects of this whole journey, and I greatly appreciated the feedback from German readers of Blood Song – Das Lied des Blutes. Reminder – the signed hardcover Goodreads giveaway for Das Lied des Blutes is still live.

Tower Lord German cover

‘Blood Song’ (Des Lied Des Blutes) – German Hardcover Edition Goodreads Giveaway

To celebrate the upcoming release of the German language edition of Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turmes – on 25th September by Hobbit Presse, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for three signed hardcovers of the German edition of Blood Song – Des Lied Des Blutes. The giveaway will run until September 29, enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/155016-das-lied-des-blutes.

Blood Song German cover      Tower Lord German cover

and ‘Queen of Fire’ in Mandarin is…

Queen of Fire_cover 2ed

Another spectacular cover from my Taiwanese publisher. Published on 29th September by Fantasy Foundation.

New Interview on ‘Where the Dog Star Rages’

Thanks to book blogger and all-around nice person Achala Upendran for inviting me to be interviewed on her site. We talk world-building, fake religions and subverting expectations. Read the full interview here: https://wherethedogstarrages.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/crafting-a-world-interview-with-anthony-ryan/

AMA on Reddit Books – Today

If anyone would like to ask me anything, I’m doing an AMA on the Reddit Books site today: https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/3d5is6/anthony_ryan_author_of_the_ravens_shadow_epic/

I’ll login in again at 6pm EST to start answering questions.

Queen of Fire – US Release Day


Queen of Fire is released today in the US and Canada. Where-to-buy links are on the books page. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.


Also, anyone who missed out on the signed hardcover giveaway has a second chance to win on Goodreads. NB this giveaway ends at midnight tonight, Eastern Standard Time. Apologies for the short duration but they took a few days to approve it and you can’t change the closing date once it’s gone live.

Huge thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work in helping me bring the Raven’s Shadow trilogy to conclusion, most especially my excellent editor Susan Allison. Susan retires this month after a remarkable career which included the publication of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the works of Guy Gavriel Kay, amongst many others. As a complete neophyte to the world of traditional publishing, I consider myself lucky to have started out by working with the best.

And so, after nearly a decade of work, three books, and over 700,000 words, the Raven’s Shadow trilogy comes to an end. I offer my heartfelt thanks to every reader who joined me on this journey. To answer an oft asked question regarding the future of the Raven’s Shadow universe: I have plans for more short works set in this world, like my novella The Lord Collector, but at this stage I don’t know when I’ll return to write a full series. Rest assured, ideas are percolating in the bubbling cauldron that is my brain, but it may well be some time before I’m ready to share the brew. In the meantime, I’m currently writing the second book in a new series about which I hope to have more to say in the near future.

Guest Article on Fantasy Book Critic – ‘We Will Make an Ending’ or ‘How I Wrote Queen of Fire’

Thanks to Fantasy Book Critic for hosting my guest article on the experience of writing Queen of Fire, read it here: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/guest-post-we-will-make-ending-or-how-i.html


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