Thanks to Andrew Mather for inviting me to be interviewed for The Quill to Live. We talk about inspirations for The Waking Fire, history and a few hints at what to expect in The Legion of Flame. Read the interview here: https://thequilltolive.com/2017/01/05/the-waking-fire-an-interview-with-anthony-ryan/
The audiobook version of The Lady of Crows, an all new Raven’s Shadow novella, is now available on Audible.com, Audible.co.uk and the Apple iStore, narrated by Steven Brand. Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen. I may be biased but I think Steven really outdid himself with this one.
I’m pleased to announce that the new Raven’s Shadow Novella, The Lady of Crows, is now available for pre-order as part of Issue #10 of Grimdark Magazine or as a stand-alone audiobook from Podium Publishing. The audiobook will be released on January 3rd 2017 and the eBook version on 13th January.
Description: A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of arch schemer King Janus. Charged with protecting the renowned drunkard and cardsharp Sentes Mustor, Derla finds herself drawn into a high stakes game with the notorious criminal overlord known as One Eye.
Where to buy links below:
In the spirit of the season, it’s time for another giveaway.
One first-place winner will receive a UK hardcover edition of The Waking Fire, signed, lined and dated by me.
Two second-place winners will receive a US hardcover edition of The Waking Fire, signed, lined and dated by me.
Five third-place winners will receive a signed bookplate for The Waking Fire.
How to enter
Join my mailing list before midnight GMT on December 31st. Existing mailing list subscribers will be automatically entered in the draw. Winners will be selected on January 1st 2017 and notified by email. For anyone who doesn’t want to join the mailing list or wants to increase their odds of winning I’m also running a Goodreads giveaway for one signed UK HC edition of The Waking Fire which ends on December 30th, go here to enter. Best of luck and thanks for allowing me to keep doing the job I love for another year. Merry xmafestivus one and all.
Congratulations to the three winners of the Unfettered II giveaway contest. The winners have been notified and will soon receive their free ebooks from Grim Oak Press. Commiserations to those who didn’t win but watch out for a signed Waking Fire hardcover giveaway closer to Christmas.
Unfettered II has also been selected as one of Amazon.com’s top five fantasy books of December 2016. Check out the full list at Omnivoracious – The Amazon Book Review.
In other news, the new Raven’s Shadow novella is nearing publication – check back for full details in the near future. For now I’ll just reveal the title: The Lady of Crows. Sign up for the mailing list to be sure you don’t miss the announcement.
I’m pleased to report that the anthology Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy, which includes the all new Raven’s Shadow short story A Duel of Evils, is now available in ebook from the following retailers:
The editor Shawn Speakman has kindly given me three ebooks to giveaway. All current subscribers to my email list will be automatically entered in the giveaway. If you haven’t subscribed and would like a chance to win please join the mailing list before 6th December when the winners will be selected.
Any dead tree lovers can order a hardcover from Grim Oak Press.
Here’s the full list of contents:
Foreword by Terry Brooks
Introduction: The End of Magic’s Beginning
Castle Coeurlieu by Naomi Novik
A Slow Kill by Peter Orullian
And Men Will Mine the Mountain for Our Souls by Seanan McGuire
Day One by Jim Butcher
Brightwine in the Garden of Tsitsian Village by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Aokigahara by John A. Pitts
The Decoy by Janny Wurts
The King’s Despatcher by David Farland
Figures by Rachel Caine
The Red-Rimmed Eyes of Tóu Maˇ by Aidan Moher
Magic Beans by Django Wexler
The Hedgewitch by Sarah Beth Durst
Victim with a Capital V by Scott Sigler
A Duel of Evils by Anthony Ryan
The Raven by Erin Lindsey
Bulletproof by Mark Lawrence
The Gunnnie by Charlaine Harris
Little Wren and the Big Forest by Michael J. Sullivan
The Thrill by Brandon Sanderson
The Last Flowers of the Spring Witch by Shawn Speakman
All proceeds from Unfettered II will go toward ending medical debt for other authors as well as be donated in partnership to the Cancer Research Institute in New York, NY.
Cover art by Todd Lockwood.
Any readers of The Waking Fire curious as to what exactly happened during the oft-referred to Wittler Expedition should check it out. In this prequel story newly graduated Blood-blessed Ethelynne Drystone accompanies the Sandrunners Indepdent Contractor Company on a dangerous mission to the Arradsian Interior, intent on finding the lair of the legendary White Drake.
Thanks to Aaron Randall for the covert art and design (aaronrandallart.com).
The story is also still available as part of the Legends II Anthology in ebook and print.