Monthly Archives: April 2023

Announcing ‘Across the Sorrow Sea’ – Book Five of the Seven Swords

Across the Sorrow Sea – Book Five of my fantasy novella series The Seven Swords – is now available for pre-order from Subterranean Press. Thanks once again to the amazing Didier Graffet for a spectacular cover. 

Pre-order via the Subterranean Press website.

The ebook and audiobook editions will be released when the hardcover ships in September 2023. 

Book description:


Continuing their quest for the Seven Swords, legendary warrior Guyime and his companions must brave these perilous tides to find the mythic Spectral Isle, where once a demon named Lakorath was captured by a sorcerer of great power. Here ancient plans will be unveiled and the secret purpose of the seven demon cursed blades may finally be revealed…

Continuing the saga of The Seven Swords, Across the Sorrow Sea is a fast-moving tale of seafaring adventure and dramatic revelations from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow and the Covenant of Steel trilogies.

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies

Anyone who pre-orders the hardcover will be entered into a draw to win the fronts illustration drawn by mine very own hand. 

Anyone new to this series should start with A Pilgrimage of Swords, which is available in ebook and audio. Details on the book page

The Martyr – UK Paperback Release

The UK paperback edition of The Martyr – Book Two of The Covenant of Steel – is released today by Orbit.

Buy here: –  Waterstones – Hive

For other formats and territories, check out the book page.

The winners of the signed paperback mailing list giveaway have now been chosen and notified. Check your spam folders to make sure you haven’t missed out on a prize. To ensure you’re included in future giveaways sign up to my mailing list.

Reminder: The Traitor – Book three of The Covenant of Steel trilogy – is now available for pre-order. Check out the links on the book page.

‘The Martyr’ Paperback Giveaway and ‘Red River Seven’ Gets a Blurb

The UK paperback edition of The Martyr – Book Two in the Covenant of Steel trilogy – will be released on April 13th. To celebrate I’m giving away five signed copies to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on April 12th.

To enter go here to join the mailing list

The giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. If you’ve already signed up, you’re automatically entered. 

Winners will be chosen and notified on April 13th. Remember to check your spam folders to make sure you don’t miss out on a prize.

Order The Martyr UK paperback here:

For other formats visit the book page.

In other news, the blurb for my post-apocalyptic thriller Red River Seven (to be published in October under the pseudonym AJ Ryan) has now gone up on the Amazon US and UK pre-order pages: 

Internationally bestselling fantasy author Anthony Ryan – writing as A. J. Ryan – delivers a nerve-shredding thriller in which seven strangers must undertake a terrifying journey into the unknown.

A man awakes on a boat at sea with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. He’s not alone – there are six others. None of them can remember their names, but all bear the scars of recent surgery.

When a message appears on the onboard computer – Proceeding to Point A – the group agrees to work together to survive whatever is coming.

But as the boat moves through the mist-shrouded waters, divisions begin to form, and the group is plagued by questions. Who is directing them, why have their memories been wiped, and – most crucially of all – what are the screams they can hear beyond the mist?

Pre-order the paperback here:

Pre-order links for the ebook and audio editions haven’t appeared yet. I’ll update when they do. Also, watch this space for a cover reveal, hopefully soon. 

For those who can’t get enough of my half-baked opinions, I did a podcast interview recently with fellow fantasist Stephen Aryan which can be viewed here:

Anthony Ryan interviewed by Stephen Aryan.

And finally, I contributed a clip to this ensemble of scribblers offering advice for any aspiring writers out there:

Dear Writer…