Ryan again showcases his gift for epic fantasy in his excellent sequel to The Pariah – Publishers Weekly starred review of The Martyr.
The Martyr is the second novel in The Covenant of Steel, a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.
Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he’s now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful.
Yet Evadine’s growing fame has put her at odds with both Crown and Covenant. As trouble brews in the kingdom, both seek to exploit her position for their own ends.
Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the signed book giveaway. The winners have now been notified – mailing list subscribers check your spam folders to make sure you haven’t missed out.
As stated previously, release of The Martyr audiobook has been delayed until September 6th to allow Steven Brand time to record it. Some people have reported that the existing pre-order links for the US Audible store no longer appear to be active – I’ll repost them closer to the release date when I’m sure they’re working.
The Martyr will also be released in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on June 30th. Pre-order links are on the book page.
The Martyr – Book Two of the Covenant of Steel – will be released in the US on June 28th and the UK on June 30th. To celebrate I’ll be running a giveaway for my mailing list subscribers. On June 20th, existing subscribers will receive an email with a link to click in order to enter the giveaway, so make sure you sign up to the list before then if you want a chance at winning a signed, lined and dated UK edition hardcover. Runners up prizes will include signed paperbacks and bookplates.
And finally, for anyone who wants to make sure they get their hands on a signed hardcover of The Martyr, signed special limited editions are still available (for now) from Goldsboro Books and The Broken Binding.