Reminder – if you like to read to a musical accompaniment don’t forget the Draconis Symphoniacomposed by the terribly talented Will Musser. Will has also composed some music for The Wolf’s Call, so watch out for that closer to the release date.
The Empire of Ashes (Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria) is released in paperback in the US and Canada tomorrow. To celebrate I’m giving away a signed, hand-drawn map of Arradsia to mailing list subscribers. Go hereto sign up before 1 PM GMT tomorrow for a chance to win. I’ll also be giving away five signed, lined and dated paperbacks. The giveaway will be open to all mailing members worldwide. Winners will be chosen and notified on 22nd May.
I’m very pleased to reveal the cover of the UK edition of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade. Thanks to everyone at Orbit UK for making it happen.
You can now read a sample chapter from the book here.
I’m also running a giveaway for three signed advance review copies of the book to existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who joins before midnight GMT on May 12th. The giveaway is open to all subscribers worldwide. Winners will be chosen and notified on May 13th. Click here to join the list.
Thanks to those nice people at Subterranean Press I have three signed Advance Review Copies of my novella A Pilgrimage of Swords to give away to mailing list subscribers. If you’re not already a subscriber please sign up here by midnight GMT on April 20th to have a chance of winning. Winners will be chosen and notified on April 21st.
Any book reviewers/bloggers/book-tubers who would like a copy please get in touch via the contact page and I’ll ask Subterranean to send you one.
My US publisher ACE is running a giveaway competition for an advance review copy of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade. Winners will also receive a complete set of Raven’s Shadow Trilogy large-format paperbacks. Go here to submit your entries before April 24th for a chance at winning (US residents only, I’m afraid):
The audiobook version of Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella is now available on Audible, narrated by Steven Brand. Buy it here: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
The audiobook should also be available in non-US/UK Audible stores so be sure to check out your local site or Amazon store for a link.
“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.
“Many Are the Dead is a good treat to gobble up while we wait for the continuation of Vaelin Al Sona’s story.” – Grimdark Magazine.
Congratulations to the ten lucky winners of the free download codes who will be notified shortly.
The Wolf’s Call is released in the US on July 23rd, 2019. Check back soon for a sample chapter and the reveal of the UK cover. As usual, I’ll be running a signed hardcover giveaway for mailing list subscribers closer to the release date so be sure to subscribe if you want a chance of winning one.
‘Anthony Ryan’s debut novel Blood Song – book one of the Raven’s Shadow series – took the fantasy world by storm. The sequels, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire were both New York Times bestsellers. Now, Anthony Ryan returns to the world of this acclaimed fantasy series with The Wolf’s Call, which begins a thrilling new story of razor-sharp action and epic adventure.
PEACE NEVER LASTS
Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles – and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. He won titles aplenty, only to cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm’s northern reaches.
Yet whispers have come from across the sea – rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde’s grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat.
To this end, Vaelin travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings, a land ruled by honour and intrigue. There, as the drums of war thunder across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns a terrible truth: that there are some battles that even he cannot hope to win.’
I’m pleased to announce that my fantasy novella A Pilgrimage of Swords will be published by Subterranean Press in September 2019.
ENTER THE EXECRATION,
WHERE THE DAMNED AND THE DESPERATE
COME TO PRAY TO THE MAD GOD…
It is two hundred years since the deity known as the Absolved went mad and destroyed the Kingdom of Alnachim, transforming it into the Execration, a blasted wasteland filled with nameless terrors. For decades, desperate souls have made pilgrimage to the centre of this cursed land to seek the Mad God’s favour, their fate always unknown.
Now a veteran warrior known only as Pilgrim, armed with a fabled blade inhabited by the soul of a taunting demon, must join with six others to make the last journey to the heart of the Execration. Allied with a youthful priest, a beast-charmer, a duplicitous scholar, an effete actor and two exiled lovers, Pilgrim must survive madness, malevolent spirits, unnatural monsters and the ever-present risk of treachery, all so that the Mad God might hear his prayer and, perhaps, grant redemption. But can sins such as his ever be forgiven?
Set in a world where demons and gods walk the earth, A Pilgrimage of Swords is a dark and exciting fantasy adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven’s Shadow and Draconis Memoria trilogies.
Thanks to my editor Yanni Kuznia and everyone at Subterranean for the efforts in bringing this to fruition. Thanks also to the always excellent Didier Graffet for his spectacular cover illustration. You can view more of Didier’s work here:https://www.alanlynchartists.com/didier-graffet
Check out the announcement on the Subterranean Press website to pre-order one of only 26 signed and lettered leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase, or one of 1000 signed and numbered hardcovers. The novella will also be released in ebook. No news yet on an audio version but watch this space for any news on that front.
Also, thanks to the mailing list subscribers who entered the Empire of Ashes signed UK paperback giveaway. The winners have now been chosen and notified, check your spam folder to make sure you haven’t missed out on a prize. Join my mailing list to ensure you don’t miss out on future giveaways.
The UK paperback edition of The Empire of Ashes (Book 3 of The Draconis Memoria) is released today. Thanks to everyone at Orbit UK for their efforts in making this happen and the support for this series over the past three years.
Also, with the publication of The Wolf’s Call due in July, some people have been asking about the best reading order for the Raven’s Shadow series. To date, the series consists of three full-length novels, three novellas and one short story. As the novellas contain some mild spoilers for the novels, I’d recommend reading in the following order:
Queen of Fire
The Lord Collector
A Duel of Evils
The Lady of Crows
Many Are the Dead
However, here’s the reading order if you want to follow the strict chronology of the overall narrative: