Blood Song

 Raven’s Shadow Book I: Blood Song

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“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.

Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order.

But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.

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Buy the audiobook:

US customers buy it from  –  –  iTunes  –  Kobo

UK customers buy it from  –  –  iTunes  –  Kobo

Praise for Blood Song

Blood Song is a tremendous debut . . . fast-paced, action-packed and character-driven (FANTASY BOOK CRITIC)

A top contender for most impressive debut of the year . . . Blood Song is a powerful epic that, while ending with a sense of closure, hints at more to come (SFFWORLD)

An utterly engrossing high-fantasy epic from a major new talent that explores themes of war, faith, and loyalty amidst incredible action scenes and artfully developed characters (BUZZFEED)

A mix of The Name of the Wind and The Left Hand of God . . . I cannot recommend this book enough (BESTFANTASYBOOKS.COM)

I still love – and want – that feeling of completely absorbing escapism that good fantasy can supply – and Blood Song brings it in force (PORNOKITSCH)

Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy-a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties, and bloody action (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

Impressive world-building, fast-paced action and well-crafted characters (BOOKTOPIA BLOG)

A new master storyteller has hit the scene (Michael J. Sullivan, author of The Riyria Revelations)

If you like your fantasy Rothfuss or Sanderson-style this is a great book for you. It’s a meaty epic fantasy with a really strong main character. I was sucked in and definitely want to read the next one! (Felicia Day)

If you want to relax into epic fantasy about a living legend and his sword, you’ll love Blood Song by Anthony Ryan. (FANTASY FACTION)

[A] smartly-written coming-of-age story . . . Ryan tells Vaelin’s story with admirable ease (SFX)

Gripping, thrilling, intriguing and exciting (GULF NEWS)

Ryan’s style makes Blood Song a page-turner. Apt turns of phrase, descriptions that linger, questions answered at unexpected times all make the story definitely superior to much of the genre. (Frieda Murray, BOOKLIST)

Let Vaelin’s tale sink its teeth into you and you’ll be cheering his victories, growling at his set-backs, and having all the feels in between in appropriate measure. (Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Thorns)

Named by as best book of 2013 in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Check out some epic music inspired by The Raven’s Shadow series by composer Will Musser:

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