In other news, Subterranean Press found an extra box of 7 paperback advance review copies of To Blackfyre Keep – Volume Four in my Seven Swords novella series – lurking in their warehouse. I’ll be giving these away on a first-come-first-served basis to my mailing list on December 3rd. If you haven’t already, join the list before then to make sure you don’t miss out.
In more Covenant of Steel news, some pre-order links for book three – The Traitor – have now appeared. No UK ebook pre-order yet, but watch this space for updates. Also, no cover yet but I have seen the finished version and think it’s really something special. I hope to reveal it soon. I’ve also provisionally confirmed a signed, numbered special hardcover edition with Goldsboro Books – I’ll let you know when the order page goes live.
And finally, for those who have been asking, the ebook edition of To Blackfyre Keep – Volume Four of the Seven Swords – is now available outside the US. Links are on the book page. The winners of the signed hardcover giveaway have been chosen and notified – check your spam folders to make sure you haven’t missed out.
Ryan again showcases his gift for epic fantasy in his excellent sequel to The Pariah – Publishers Weekly starred review of The Martyr.
The Martyr is the second novel in The Covenant of Steel, a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.
Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he’s now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful.
Yet Evadine’s growing fame has put her at odds with both Crown and Covenant. As trouble brews in the kingdom, both seek to exploit her position for their own ends.
Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.
Many thanks to everyone who entered the signed book giveaway. The winners have now been notified – mailing list subscribers check your spam folders to make sure you haven’t missed out.
As stated previously, release of The Martyr audiobook has been delayed until September 6th to allow Steven Brand time to record it. Some people have reported that the existing pre-order links for the US Audible store no longer appear to be active – I’ll repost them closer to the release date when I’m sure they’re working.
The Martyr will also be released in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on June 30th. Pre-order links are on the book page.
The Martyr – Book Two of the Covenant of Steel – will be released in the US on June 28th and the UK on June 30th. To celebrate I’ll be running a giveaway for my mailing list subscribers. On June 20th, existing subscribers will receive an email with a link to click in order to enter the giveaway, so make sure you sign up to the list before then if you want a chance at winning a signed, lined and dated UK edition hardcover. Runners up prizes will include signed paperbacks and bookplates.
And finally, for anyone who wants to make sure they get their hands on a signed hardcover of The Martyr, signed special limited editions are still available (for now) from Goldsboro Books and The Broken Binding.
For today only, the US ebook edition of The Pariah – Book One of the Covenant of Steel – is a Kindle daily deal at $2.99. I’m told the price will be matched by other US ebook vendors. Find it via the follow links:
Links to other formats and UK vendors are on the book page.
“Ryan (the Raven’s Shadow series) impresses with this fantasy trilogy opener… The author makes buy-in easy thanks to three-dimensional characters and intelligent prose that grips from the opening sentence.” – Publisher’s Weekly starred review.
“The Pariah is a sharp, brutal tale and a brilliant introduction to theCovenant of Steel series. While the story itself is grim and bloody, Ryan’s prose and characterization are a beacon in the darkness. A remarkable story that I did not want to end.” – FanFiAddict.
Also, The Martyr – Book Two of the Covenant of Steel – is now available for pre-order – find where-to-buy links on the book page.
In other The Martyr news, UK signed book store The Broken Binding is offering a limited number of signed hardcover pre-orders. These appear to be selling fast so act now to make sure you don’t miss out. They also ship internationally so don’t be put off if you live outside the UK.
Happy new year one and all, here’s hoping it’ll be a damn sight better than the last one. In the spirit of optimism, the UK Kindle ebook edition of The Wolf’s Call – Book One of the Raven’s Blade – will be on sale at £0.99 for the whole of January.
‘Anthony Ryan’s debut novel Blood Song – book one of the Raven’s Shadow series – took the fantasy world by storm. The sequels, Tower Lordand 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.’