The Wolf’s Call – US Cover Reveal

I’m delighted to reveal the US cover for The Wolf’s Call, the first book of The Raven’s Blade. 

Thanks to Cliff Nielsen for the terrific illustration and to the graphics team at Ace/Roc for the cover design. You can see more of Cliff’s work here:

The Wolf’s Call is released in the US on July 23rd, 2019. Check back soon for a sample chapter and the reveal of the UK cover. As usual, I’ll be running a signed hardcover giveaway for mailing list subscribers closer to the release date so be sure to subscribe if you want a chance of winning one. 

Pre-order the e-book:  –  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks  –  Google Play

Pre-order the hardcover:  –  –  Barnes & Noble  –  IndieBound  –  Waterstones

Pre-order the US audiobook:


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.


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.’

4 responses to “The Wolf’s Call – US Cover Reveal

  • Muffet Jones

    Beautiful cover – one quibble is that I wish faces weren’t represented. I have my own idea of what Vaelin looks like – body’s awesome, though. I will put this on my Amazon list for sure.

  • Rosivan Batsita

    Great news. Waiting to purchase the Brazilian version. I have all your books translated in Brazil. Good job!

  • Isabel

    Do you have to read the two previous series for The wolfs call to make sense? Because I got an ARC of it and was debating if I should read it before the rest of the series

    • Anthony Ryan

      Hi Isabel,
      You can probably comprehend most of the plot without having read the Raven’s Shadow Trilogy (the Draconis Memoria is a completely different series set in a different world) – some of the backstory referenced might be a bit lost on you though.

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