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The Wolf’s Call – UK Paperback Released Today

The UK paperback edition of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of The Raven’s Blade – is released today by Orbit.

Buy here:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Hive.co.uk  –  WaterstonesWH Smith

Other formats and US editions can be found on The Wolf’s Call book page.

Congratulations to the winners of the signed book giveaway who have already been notified. Any mailing list subscribers should check their spam folders to make sure they haven’t missed out on a prize.

In other giveaway news, ACE/Roc is running an epic fantasy giveaway for five hardcovers including the US edition of The Wolf’s Call (open to US readers only). Check it out here: https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/epic-fantasy-giveaway


The Wolf’s Call – UK Paperback Giveaway

The UK paperback edition of The Wolf’s Call (Book One of The Raven’s Blade) will be released by Orbit on 20th February. To celebrate I’m giving away five signed copies of the paperback to existing mailing list subscribers and anyone who joins the list between now and midnight GMT on 19th February. The giveaway is open to all subscribers, not just readers in the UK. 

Join the mailing list by clicking here.

Pre-order The Wolf’s Call UK paperback here:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Hive.co.uk  –  WaterstonesWordery

The US paperback edition will be released on June 2nd – I’ll be doing another giveaway closer to the release day. Pre-order here:  Amazon.comBarnes & Noble

Also, a reminder that The Black Song (Book Two of The Raven’s Blade) is now also available for pre-order. Check out the book page for where to buy.


The Wolf’s Call – £0.99 UK Kindle Daily Deal

The UK Kindle edition of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade – is on sale today at £0.99. Buy here: Amazon.co.uk

Also, for dead tree lovers, the UK paperback edition will be released on February 20th, pre-order here:  Amazon.co.uk – Waterstones –  Hive.co.uk

No links yet for the US paperback but it’s slated for release in June 2020.

Also, a reminder that pre-order links for The Black SongBook Two of the Raven’s Blade – are now live. See the book page for details. 


A Pilgrimage of Swords – Signed Hardcover Giveaway

*cover illustration by Didier Graffet

My novella A Pilgrimage of Swords was released by Subterranean Press in September and, somewhat to my surprise, has since sold out in hardcover. 

In the spirit of the season, and to express my gratitude for the response to this novella, I thought I’d give readers who missed out another chance to win a signed copy. Therefore, I’m holding a quickie giveaway for existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT December 25th. 

Five lucky winners will receive a signed limited edition hardcover of A Pilgrimage of Swords. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on December 26th.  

A Pilgrimage of Swords is available in ebook, buy here:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Nook  –  Kobo  –  Apple Books

Full details are on the book page

A Pilgrimage of Swords is the first in a series entitled The Seven Swords. The next volume, The Kraken’s Tooth, will be released by Subterranean Press in September 2020. Check back in the new year for a cover reveal – once again the illustration is by Didier Graffet and is really something special.


Announcing ‘Fire Wings’ – All New Novella Available in Deep Magic Magazine

Thanks to the nice people at Deep Magic Magazine for publishing my new novella Fire Wings in their Winter 2019 issue. This is a never-before-published 35,000-word tale set in the same world as my short story The Hall of the Diamond Queen

Buy Deep Magic Magazine here:  amazon.com –  amazon.co.ukamazon.caamazon.aus

You don’t have to have The Hall of the Diamond Queen to follow the novella but if you want to check it out for completeness it’s available free to subscribers of my mailing list or as part of the Unbound anthology from Grim Oak Press. 

In addition to Fire Wings this issue has two short stories, a novelette and one other novella to enjoy. Here’s the full table of contents:

Forged in Iron and Blood by Jeanna Mason Stay

The Job Prospects of History Majors by Alyssa Eckles

Fairy Lights by Laurie Lucking

A Power Arcane Caitlyn McFarland

Fire Wings by Anthony Ryan

The issue also has extended sample chapters for the following novels:

The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler

The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg

Raven’s Knight by Steve R. Yeager 

Find out more about Deep Magic on their website.


The Black Song – Book Two of the Raven’s Blade – Now Available for Pre-Order

The US and UK editions of The Black Song – the second and final book in The Raven’s Blade series – are now available for pre-order. No covers yet but watch this space for a reveal soon. As usual, the audiobook pre-order won’t appear for a while, I’ll post an update when it does. 

The Black Song is currently scheduled for release next year in the UK on July 2nd and in the US on August 4th. These dates may change so be sure to check back for updates closer to publication day.

Here’s the description for the US edition:

A matchless warrior is pitted against a near-God in the second epic installment of the Raven’s Blade series.

 It has long been our lot in life, brother, to do what others can’t.

Vaelin Al Sorna was known across the realm as the greatest of warriors, but he thought battles were behind him. He was wrong. Prophecy and rumor led him across the sea to find a woman he once loved, and drew him into a war waged by the Darkblade, a man who believes himself a god—and one who has gathered a fanatical army that threatens all of the known world.

After a costly defeat by the Darkblade, Vaelin’s forces are shattered, while the self-proclaimed immortal and his army continue their terrible march. But during the clash, Vaelin regained some of the dark magic that once gave him unrivalled skill in battle. And though the fight he has been drawn into seems near unwinnable, the song that drives him now desires the blood of his enemy above all else…

Pre-order links below:

US ebook:  amazon.com  –  Nook  –  iBooks  –  Kobo  –  Google Play

US hardcover:  amazon.com  – Barnes & Noble  –  Indiebound

UK ebook:  amazon.co.uk  – iBooks –  Kobo  –  Google Play

UK hardcover:  amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones


The Waking Fire – UK Kindle Edition on Sale at £0.99

The sales are certainly coming thick and fast this month. The UK Kindle edition of The Waking Fire – Book One of the Draconis Memoria – is currently on sale at £0.99 as part of the Cyber Monday promotion. This price will only last until December 2nd so now’s the time if you’ve been thinking about giving this series a try.

Buy here: Amazon.co.uk

Buy links for other editions and territories are on The Waking Fire book page.


Blood Song for £0.99 – Amazon UK Black Friday Kindle Sale

The Kindle edition of Blood Song – Book One of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy – is now on sale at £0.99. This price will only last until 29th November so be sure to tell your friends (or your enemies if you think they’d hate it).

Buy here: Amazon.co.uk

For other formats check out the Blood Song book page.


Blood Song – Ebook On Sale at $0.99

The e-book edition of Blood Song – Book One of the Raven’s Shadow Trilogy – is now on sale in the US for only $0.99. This price will be in effect until November 24th so be sure to tell your friends. (Sorry, non-Americans, this sale is US only).

Buy here: Amazon.com  –  Nook   –  Apple iBooks   –  Kobo  –  Google Play

For other formats see the book page.


An Announcement – ‘A Raven’s Shadow’ Fantasy Book Series Acquired By BCDF Pictures With Eye For Television

I’m pleased to report that a possible TV adaptation of the Raven’s Shadow books has taken a step closer to reality with BCDF Pictures acquiring the option. I should stress that this doesn’t mean a series is definitely happening, but a pilot script has been written and development work is in progress. Of course, I’ll update you all on news of any progress when I get it. Here’s the full text of the press release:

BCDF Pictures has acquired the rights to Anthony Ryan’s bestselling RAVEN’S SHADOW book series. Joseph Muszynski (Peace, Love and Misunderstanding) is adapting BLOOD SONG, the first novel in the fantasy epic which has sold over one million copies worldwide. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, Brian Keady, and Ryan are executive producers. 

RAVEN’S SHADOW took the fantasy world by storm when BLOOD SONG landed on many “best of” lists of 2012. The sequels, TOWER LORD and QUEEN OF FIRE, were both New York Times Bestsellers and International Bestsellers.

BLOOD SONG tells the story of Vaelin Al Sorna, who was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being abandoned and 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. 

On this agreement, Ryan said “I am very excited at the prospect of my work making it to the screen and delighted that fans of the Raven’s Shadow series may finally get the adaptation so many have been asking for. Joseph Muszynski has produced a terrific pilot script that does justice to the story and fully captures the spirit of the books.” 

BCDF has recently been developing an array of book franchises for film and TV, including New York Times Bestseller THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, which will star Nick Robinson and Kiersey Clemons; runaway New York Times Bestseller THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY; USA Today Bestseller THE HATING GAME, starring Lucy Hale and Robbie Amell; International Bestselling supernatural romance series HUSH, HUSH; and Alexandra Daddario starrer CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?, which was released last month. 

Ryan is repped by Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit. BCDF is repped by Sheri Jeffrey at Hogan Lovells.