And here it is, release date 1st July 2014. Thanks to everyone at Ace for their work on this. Enjoy…
In Blood Song, Anthony Ryan introduced readers to “a fascinating world of conflicting religions and the wars fought in the name of those faiths” (Library Journal). Now Ryan’s epic tale continues as Vaelin Al Sorna discovers that there is no escape from the call of destiny…
“The blood-song rose with an unexpected tune, a warm hum mingling recognition with an impression of safety. He had a sense it was welcoming him home.”
Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus’s vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus’s grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.
But those gifted with the blood-song are never destined to live a quiet life. Many died in King Janus’s wars, but many survived, and Vaelin is a target, not just for those seeking revenge but for those who know what he can do. The Faith has been sundered, and many have no doubt who their leader should be. The new King is weak, but his sister is strong. The blood-song is powerful, rich in warning and guidance in times of trouble, but is only a fraction of the power available to others who understand more of its mysteries. Something moves against the Realm, something that commands mighty forces, and Vaelin will find to his great regret that when faced with annihilation, even the most reluctant hand must eventually draw a sword.
October 22nd, 2013 at 12:06 pm
Looks brilliant. Really good artwork. Well done on the continuing series.
October 22nd, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Fantastic news. Most anticipated novel of 2014. Love the cover as well.
October 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Counting down the days like a child waiting on Christmas…
October 22nd, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Looks awesome! I can’t wait. 😀
Any plans to do a book tour when it comes out? 😮
October 22nd, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Thanks Travis. No plans yet but I’ll post an update here if that changes.
October 22nd, 2013 at 3:32 pm
please Tony, talk to your italian publisherr Fanucci and come also here in Italy! you have conquered lot of fans here with your fantastic first book! i loved it, one of te BEST i’ve ever read,, and since i’m reading fantasy from 35 years you can imagine how much i read!! ciao e GRAZIE (thank you)
October 22nd, 2013 at 5:45 pm
Thanks Francesco. I’d love to come to Italy sometime, probably have to wait and see how Tower Lord does first though.
October 22nd, 2013 at 11:40 pm
Ha! Vaelin Being the Tower Lord is not something I expected. Looking forward to it.
October 23rd, 2013 at 1:40 am
I’m so happy to hear this is coming out. I need to read Blood Song again before it gets here. It is by far my favorite story so far. Can’t wait!
October 23rd, 2013 at 7:34 am
Do you know when Amazon will have it available for presale? Looking forward to the release here in the USA!
October 23rd, 2013 at 8:43 am
I think the Amazon pre-order page for the Blood Song hardcover went up four months in advance, so watch out for the next one around February March time.
October 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Really excited to read this! Loved the first book. Marking this release date on my 2014 calendar!
October 23rd, 2013 at 1:53 pm
I just re-read blood song for the 4 th(!) time. It’s the first book I’ve ever read more than once. The release date is quite shocking. It’s still so far in the future. I had hoped it will be released early 2014 or end of 2013. Well, I hope the 3 rd book won’t take 2 years for it s release.
Thank you very much for fantastic story and keep up the good work.
October 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm
I can’t friggin’ wait. I’m going to have re-read Blood Song as a refresher.
October 23rd, 2013 at 5:13 pm
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October 24th, 2013 at 4:41 am
So…Caenis? huehuehue sweet. Hyped. Weird. I asked this question before but…I’m gonna see what you say now: you makin’ more money with the traditional publishing or the independent?
Anyway, this is fantastic (if you couldnt tell already…). Good stuff. Awesome.
October 24th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
Without going into details, yes.
October 24th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Good to hear.
October 24th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Reading Blood Song for third time to refresh my memory. But I think I’ve read it again next year to fully enjoy Tower Lord. Anyway keep this up, great work takes time to complete so I won’t be complaining about the late release.
Good: We have a set date now.
Bad: I’ve to wait too long.
October 25th, 2013 at 3:42 am
Anthony – looks good! Loved Blood Song and looking forward to continuing Vaelin’s journey.
October 29th, 2013 at 6:48 pm
Blood Song was amazing. I rather wait and have a quality book vs. a not so great book every 6 months.
October 30th, 2013 at 10:39 am
My light faded with David gemmell’s passing.Thank you Anthony for bringing light back into my world.
November 6th, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Blood Song ranks up as my current favorite book. Can’t wait for the next one. 🙂
November 12th, 2013 at 6:14 pm
Now, that’s a good news. Looking forward to read the book. And I dig the cover, I’ll be getting the digital version tho’, kind of love my Kindle… There will be a Kindle edition, right?
November 12th, 2013 at 6:32 pm
Thank Nevarran. Yes, the Kindle version (other ebook formats are available) will be released at the same time as the hardcover.
November 13th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Thanks, Anthony. Good luck with the release of the new book and the writhing of the next one.
November 25th, 2013 at 1:51 am
The book is amazing! I hope that when a production company asks to make this into a movie that you say yes!
November 30th, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Needless to say, it’s pre-ordered.
In preparation, I’m reading “Raven’s Shadow” again – this is the third time, and it has the same magic as on the first read.
December 28th, 2013 at 8:03 am
Anthony,Kia Ora from NZ, if you come here I’ll take ya fishin !, Are you doing any limited signed editions with Goldsboro?
December 28th, 2013 at 10:45 am
Thanks Kia. Always had a yen to visit New Zealand, it is Middle Earth after all. When I signed Blood Song for Goldsboro they indicated an interest in doing the same for Tower Lord, nothing confirmed yet but I’ll post here when it is.
January 28th, 2014 at 3:04 am
Anthony Ryan. The author that understand what readers want. What he wants. What everyone wants.
That is… A solid story and consistent characters.
Now I keep coming back and re-reading Bloodsong, over and over again. Waiting for book 2 since August, 2012.
Can’t wait for the next one. Caenis (I know what you are). Nortah(I know what you will become).
Personally I don’t know but I am more visual oriented so there is some part of me that wishing someday books will have accompanying visual art.
Blood song deserve to have one, layout of all the characters, all the maps, all the settings. It has it’s own world. Like what they did on Starwars Episode I. A visual book for the movie. or Visual book for the book (Sounds weird but good to have).
Anthony. Thank you.
May 5th, 2014 at 6:25 pm
I am an avid audiobook listener and decided to take a chance on Blood Song. I was extremely glad I did! Great story and character building.
I cant wait for the audiobook of Tower Lord to be available but it is not yet showing for even pre-order.
May 5th, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Glad you liked the book. Last time the pre-order didn’t go up on Audible until late June, so I’m guessing it’ll be the same this year. Hope you like it.