New Interview – The Reading Lists

Thanks to Phil Treagus for inviting me to do an interview about my reading habits and history for The Reading Lists, which you can read here: http://www.thereadinglists.com/anthony-ryan-reading-list/

Also, a reminder that the Goodreads giveaway to win one of three signed US hardcover editions of The Waking Fire is still open for the next day and a half. Go here to enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/195179-the-waking-fire-the-draconis-memoria-1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_approved

 


Announcing ‘Unfettered II – Tales by Masters of Fantasy’

Many thanks to Shawn Speakman of Grim Oak Press for inviting me to contribute to his new anthology Unfettered II – Tales by Masters of Fantasy, which will include A Duel of Evils, a previously unpublished short story set in the Raven’s Shadow universe. The profits from Unfettered II will go to cancer research and alleviating the medical debt of authors. The book will be available in November 2016 but you can pre-order the hardcover on the Grim Oak Press website.

cover-unfetteredii-bwHere’s the full author line-up:

  • Bradley Beaulieu (Song of Shattered Sands)
  • Terry Brooks
  • Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
  • Rachel Caine
  • Sarah Beth Durst (The Queens of Renthia)
  • David Farland
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Mark Lawrence (Gunlaw)
  • Erin Lindsey (Bloodbound)
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Aidan Moher
  • Naomi Novik
  • Peter Orullian (Vault of Heaven)
  • J.A. Pitts
  • Anthony Ryan (Raven’s Shadow)
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Scott Sigler
  • Shawn Speakman (Annwn Cycle)
  • Michael J. Sullivan (The Legends of the First Empire)
  • Django Wexler
  • Janny Wurts
  • Todd Lockwood (Cover Artist)
  • Don Maitz (Interior Illustrator)

And here’s the story about how this anthology came about:

‘Without health insurance and diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Grim Oak Press owner Shawn Speakman accrued massive medical debt while treating the disease. Rather than declare medical bankruptcy, he reached out to fellow authors and received donated short stories in return—many from New York Times bestselling writers. The stories were collected and became Unfettered, the proceeds from the sci-fi/fantasy anthology eliminating his debt burden.

To pay forward the aid he received—and to memorialize his mother who passed away earlier this year from Stage 4 stomach cancer—Speakman has again collaborated with celebrated sci-fi/fantasy authors to publish Unfettered II. “My mother first put books into my life as a child. Later she helped me survive two different cancers,” said Speakman. “Having lost her to cancer, I will focus my sorrow in a way that will make a difference. Unfettered II is the beginning of that.”

All proceeds from Unfettered II will go toward ending medical debt for other authors as well as be donated in partnership to the Cancer Research Institute in New York, NY.

Such notable New York Times bestselling authors as Terry Brooks (“The Shannara Chronicles”),

Charlaine Harris (“True Blood,” “Midnight, Texas”), Brandon Sanderson (“Wheel of Time,” “Stormlight Archive”), Jim Butcher (“Dresden Files”), and Naomi Novik (“Temeraire,” Uprooted) are contributing short stories to Unfettered II.

Cover art will be supplied by renowned artist Todd Lockwood, who contributed the artwork for Unfettered. Interior art duties will be handled by Hugo Award-winning illustrator Don Maitz.’

 


The Waking Fire – Signed Hardcover Giveaway

I’m giving away three signed, lined and dated US hardcover editions of The Waking Fire on Goodreads. The giveaway will run from today to 29th July and is open to readers in all countries. Go here to enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/195179-the-waking-fire-the-draconis-memoria-1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_approved

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‘The Waking Fire’ Page 69 Test, Review Round-up and Play Keschet Online

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Many thanks to the Campaign for the American Reader for featuring The Waking Fire on their blog, and for inviting me to take part in the ‘Page 69 test’, where I comment on the 69th page of the book and how fits in with the rest of the story and provide a few musings on casting choices should the book ever become a movie (I should stress that this is definitely not a possibility at this time).

In other Waking Fire news, I’ve compiled a list of reviews received so far below:

Mark Lawrence on Goodreads

Review on Publishers Weekly

Robert Bradley on the Huffington Post UK

Bob Milne on Beauty in Ruins

Silvia Paoletta on Darkest Sins

Ani Johnson on The Bookbag

Epic Levi on Epic Reads

LK Evans on BooksbyLKEvans

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Andrew Mather on The Quill to Live

Philippa Mary on The Little Book Owl

Paul Fiander Audiobook review on Backwards Compatible

Maureen Beatrice on Maureen’s Books

And finally, for any Raven’s Shadow fans who ever wondered what it would be like to play Keschet, French reader Rémi has coded up a free-to-play online version which you find here: http://remi.apps-web.net/Keschet/Keschet. Rémi tells me he’s still working on it so expect a few bugs. Also, it’s not networked so both players will need to be on the same computer and the rules are all in French. Still, it’s fun to see something I’ve written come to life and many thanks to Rémi for taking the time and trouble to make it happen.


The Waking Fire – UK Release Day

The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the UK. It should also be available in Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand but it might take a day two to appear on vendor sites or in shops.

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Buy here:

Ebook:  Amazon.co.uk  Amazon.com Nook  Kobo  ibooks

Hardcover:  Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com  Waterstones  WH Smith The Hive Network  Barnes & Noble  Indiebound

Audiobook: Audible.co.uk Audbile.com

Links to reviews are on the book page. You can also read a sample chapter here. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.

Many thanks to my UK editor James Long and everyone at Orbit UK for making this happen.


The Waking Fire – US Release Day

 

The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US and Canada.

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Buy here:

Ebook: Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk  Nook  Kobo  ibooks

Hardcover: Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk  Barnes & Noble  Indiebound  Waterstones  WH Smith The Hive Network

Audiobook: Audbile.com, Audible.co.uk

Links to reviews are on the book page. You can also read a sample chapter here. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.

Huge thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work in publishing the first volume of the The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editor Jessica Wade.

Ace’s Goodreads giveaway for 30 ARCs of The Waking Fire ends today, go here if you want to enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/192872-the-waking-fire. I’ll also be running a signed hardcover giveaway for the US edition in the near future so be sure to watch out for that.


The Waking Fire – Maps

For the benefit of any ebook readers who may have trouble viewing the maps for The Waking Fire, I’ve posted them below, click for a larger image – also updated the Map Room.

Reminder: the ARC giveaway for The Waking Fire is still open on Goodreads until 21st June: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/189873-the-waking-fire-the-draconis-memoria

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The Waking Fire will be released on July 5th in the US and July 7th in the UK, pre-order from the following retailers:

Ebook: Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk  Nook  Kobo  ibooks

Hardcover: Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk  Barnes & Noble  Indiebound  Waterstones  WH Smith The Hive Network

Audiobook: Audbile.com, Audible.co.uk


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