Monthly Archives: May 2023

Red River Seven – Cover Reveal

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for RED RIVER SEVEN. Thanks to the designer Ellen Rockell and everyone at Orbit Books for their work on this. 

Here’s the blurb:

Anthony Ryan needs no introduction – the author of the Raven’s Shadow, Raven’s Blade, Draconis Memoria and Covenant of Steel series is one of the biggest names in modern epic fantasy and has sold more than a million books worldwide.

However, Anthony’s storytelling skills extend far beyond the fantasy genre. We’re excited to announce that in October we’ll be publishing RED RIVER SEVEN – an action-packed thriller that combines a gripping mystery with a strong dose of horror. If Jason Bourne meets Annihilation by way of The Last of Us sounds like your sort of thing, then this is a book you won’t want to miss.

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 they lost their memories, and what are the screams they can hear beyond the mist?

RED RIVER SEVEN publishes in the US on October 10th and the UK on October 12th.

You can pre-order the paperback here (ebook and audiobook links to come):  –  – Waterstones  – Barnes & Noble  –  
Books A Million  –  –  Blackwells  – Orbit UK  –  Orbit US

The Scarlet Ziggurat – Free Seven Swords Short Story

As a thank you to their readers, Subterranean Press are giving away an ebook of my short story The Scarlet Ziggurat. This is a prequel story set in the same world as my Seven Swords novella series.


For centuries, the Scarlet Ziggurat, once the palace of a fabled Sorcerer Queen, has lain undisturbed beneath the dunes of the southern desert. Now Guyime, dispossessed king and wielder of the demon cursed Nameless Blade, has come to claim the ziggurat’s secrets. Guided by a mighty sorcerer, Guyime must defeat ancient and malign forces to claim his promised reward: release from the cursed sword on his back and the endless taunts of its demon inhabitant. But, in a world where magic equates to power, can any bargain be trusted?

The Scarlet Ziggurat is an exciting prequel adventure to the highly acclaimed Seven Swords series from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan.

Once again, many thanks to Didier Graffet for the wonderful cover illustration.

To claim your free copy simply go to the Subterranean Press website and download it. You don’t ned to do anything else, but if anyone feels like expressing their gratitude by joining their mailing list or buying one of their books, I’m sure they’d be delighted.

For anyone new to the Seven Swords series, this story doesn’t contain any spoilers for the other books and can be read in isolation. If you’re a newcomer to this world, start with Book One A PILGRIMAGE OF SWORDS. 

Also, a reminder that the pre-order for Book Five of the series, Across the Sorrow Sea, is now live. Go here for details.