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Many Are the Dead – All New Raven’s Shadow Novella Now Available

Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella is now available.

“The Faith requires all we have.”

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan returns to the Raven’s Shadow world in this prequel novella set ten years before the events in Blood Song.

For decades the brothers of the Sixth Order have fought a savage war against the Lonak clans amidst the frozen peaks of their Dominion.

When word reaches the north of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Red Hand, Brother Sollis, the finest swordsman in the Order, leads a small band to a long-abandoned castle in search of a potential cure, but discovers a far greater threat lurking in the mountains.

Enemies become allies as Sollis leads an increasingly desperate fight against an inhuman enemy steeped in the power of the Dark.

‘Brilliantly written… Anyone who has read Blood Song will adore this.’ – Fantasy Book Review.

Buy the ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  Nook

Buy the paperback:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Congratulations to the ten winners of a signed paperback who have now been notified. Sign up to the Mailing List to make sure you don’t miss a giveaway in future.

*(Cover illustration by Kevin Goeke, Design by Shawn King).


Announcing ‘Many Are the Dead’ – All New Raven’s Shadow Novella Available for Pre-order

I’m very pleased at long last to announce the release of Many Are the Dead, an all new never before published Raven’s Shadow novella. 

Description:

“The Faith requires all we have.”

New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan returns to the Raven’s Shadow world in this prequel novella set ten years before the events in Blood Song. 

For decades the brothers of the Sixth Order have fought a savage war against the Lonak clans amidst the frozen peaks of their Dominion. 

When word reaches the north of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Red Hand, Brother Sollis, the finest swordsman in the Order, leads a small band to a long-abandoned castle in search of a potential cure, but discovers a far greater threat lurking in the mountains.

Enemies become allies as Sollis leads an increasingly desperate fight against an inhuman enemy steeped in the power of the Dark. 

Mailing list subscribers will know that I promised this a while ago but for ‘reasons’ had to sit on it until now. The ebook will be released on 2nd November but you can pre-order it now on the Amazon Kindle store: Amazon.com  – Amazon.co.uk –  and Kobo. Links to ibooks and Nook to follow. Anyone who just can’t wait, or prefers the dead tree option, can order the paperback which is already available:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk.

To celebrate the release I have ten signed paperbacks to give away to existing mailing list subscribers or anyone who joins the list by the 2nd of November. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on 3rd November. Go here to sign up. 

Thanks once again to Kevin Goeke (movco-art.com) for the spectacular cover illustration and to Shawn King (stkcreations.com) for the cover and interior book design. 

 


One Million Books – Signed Blood Song First Edition Celebratory Giveaway

This week I carried out a long overdue review of my sales figures and it turns out that, thanks to The Empire of Ashes, I’ve now sold over one million books in English worldwide. It all feels a bit surreal given that it doesn’t seem that long ago when I wrote this post about reaching the what I once thought to be the impossibly out of reach goal of surpassing ten thousand sales, but I guess six years is a long time in publishing. 

As a thank you to all my readers for making this happen I’m running a mailing list giveaway for a rare signed US first edition hardcover of the book that started it all – Blood Song. The giveaway is open to all existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list before midnight GMT on July 31st. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on August 1st.

Click here to join the mailing list.

For all the data freaks out there, here’s a percentage breakdown of those sales by format:

Ebook – 51%

Audiobook – 21%

Mass Market Paperback – 16%

Trade Paperback – 7%

Hardcover – 5%


Empire of Ashes – Signed Hardcover Giveaway and New Mailing List Freebie

 


To celebrate the imminent release of The Empire of Ashes I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT July 1st are automatically entered.

One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.

Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.

Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on July 2nd.

 

The Empire of Ashes is released in ebook, audio, and hardcover in the US on July 3rd and in the UK on July 5th. Pre-order links are on the book page. 

 

In other news, in addition to the free short stories, anyone who subscribes to my mailing list will now receive a free download ebook compilation of all my non-fiction as a thank you for signing up. Contents:

1. ‘The Neophyte’s Guide to World-building’ or ‘How I Wrote Blood Song

2. ‘Kicking over the Sandbox’, or ‘How I Wrote Tower Lord

3. ‘We Will Make an Ending’ or ‘How I Wrote Queen of Fire

4. Inspiration for Fantasy Authors

5. David Gemmell and the Depiction of the Hero

6. How to Write an Effective Battle Scene 

7. How I Edit a Novel

8. The Influence of History on Epic Fantasy

9. Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters

10. Tips on Writing Dialogue

11. Happy Being Sad – Four Great Books with Unhappy Endings

12. ‘The Long Overnight’ or ‘How I Became a Published Author’

13. My Top Ten Movie Battle Scenes

14. My Top 10 Movie Shoot-Outs

15. The Works of David Gemmell – An Appreciation

16. A History of Television Space Opera

 


Tower Lord – Signed US First Edition Hardcover Charity Auction

For any collectors out there, I’ve contributed a signed US first edition hardcover of Tower Lord (Raven’s Shadow Book 2) to the fundraising efforts for horror author Brian Keene who recently suffered severe burns in an accident. Like many US authors, Brian doesn’t have medical insurance and is facing bills in excess of $250,000 for his treatment. 

The auction is listed on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOWER-LORD-Anthony-Ryan-Signed-Limited-Brian-Keene-Fundraising-Auction/163102890574

 

 

Bidding starts at $50 and the auction will close in five days. Please also be sure to check out the other auctions for this fundraiser which include signed books by Stephen King, Alan Baxter, and Christopher Golden.

You can also contribute to Brian’s Gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/brian-keene-burn-fund


The Empire of Ashes – Signed UK Hardcovers Available at Goldsboro Books

For any signed book collectors out there, Goldsboro Books are offering 250 signed, stamped and numbered copies of the UK hardcover first edition of The Empire of Ashes. Available on 12th July but you can pre-order here:

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-empire-of-ashes-book-three-of-draconis-memoria-the-draconis-memoria-ltd