The eBook version of The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is currently on sale in the US and Canada priced at $1.99. The sale will run until February 12th so if you’ve been planning to buy it, now’s the time.
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The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the UK. It should also be available in Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand but it might take a day two to appear on vendor sites or in shops.
Many thanks to my UK editor James Long and everyone at Orbit UK for making this happen.
The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US and Canada.
Huge thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work in publishing the first volume of the The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editor Jessica Wade.
Ace’s Goodreads giveaway for 30 ARCs of The Waking Fire ends today, go here if you want to enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/192872-the-waking-fire. I’ll also be running a signed hardcover giveaway for the US edition in the near future so be sure to watch out for that.
Very happy to reveal the US cover for The Waking Fire. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work on this. Blurb and pre-order links on the Book Page. You can also read a sample chapter here.
You can now read a sample chapter from The Waking Fire here (trigger warnings for strong language and violence). For further details and pre-order links see the book page. Also, anyone interested in finding out more about the world of The Draconis Memoria may want to check out my short story Sandrunners, which is included in the anthology Legends II: Stories in Honour of David Gemmell.
The novella is also still available as part of the Blackguards Anthology in ebook and print. You can also purchase the stand-alone audiobook from audible.com, audible.co.uk, iTunes, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
Author’s Note – The following story takes place in the same world as my novel Blood Song, the first volume in the Raven’s Shadow trilogy. I wrote it because I wanted to more fully explore characters who appear in Blood Song and the sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. Readers familiar with my work are sure to recognise a certain pale-eyed, raspy voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order and those curious as to the origins of the Tower Lord of the Southern Shore will find answers here. The tale takes place at the mid-point of the timeline described in Blood Song, a time when King Janus, with typical ruthlessness, is in the process of fully consolidating his grip on the Unified Realm.
‘The Lord Collector by Anthony Ryan: a grim introduction to our protagonist, Jehrid, leader of an Excise Guard unit (think a kind of investigative military) to kick this story off. Jehrid is tasked by his Tower Lord with working with Brother Sollis of the Sixth Order and two others with finding a passenger from a month-old shipwreck. But Jehrid has another agenda: vengeance. A story told with standard Anthony Ryan style. Enjoyable, violent, somber at times and galloping like a horse at others.’ – Adrian Collins, Grimdark Magazine