I’m delighted to announce my next novel The Wolf’s Call, the first volume in a two-part series The Raven’s Blade which is a return to the world of Raven’s Shadow and will continue the story of Vaelin Al Sorna.
The Wolf’s Call will be published in summer of 2019 by Ace/Roc in the USA and Canada and by Orbit in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. No word yet on non-English editions but I’ll keep you all updated whenever I hear anything.
You can read the press release from Ace/Roc here: http://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/08/anthony-ryan-to-return-to-the-world-of-blood-song-in-2019/
I know that for some of you the next twelve months might be a very long wait, so here’s some teaser dialogue to make it worse:
‘You don’t know what you did… You don’t know what you awoke. But you will, brother. It saw you, it saw everything, and it grew hungrier than ever.’
The standalone ebook version of my Raven’s Shadow short story A Duel of Evils is now available. Go here to buy: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Kobo – Apple – Nook
‘Legendary warrior King Tavurek marshals his mercenary army to combat a mighty Volarian host led by a man known to history as the Spear-point. In the blood-bath that follows, there can be only one victor. The final battle between the city state of Kethia and the Volarian Empire, as told by Imperial Chronicler Lord Verniers, is an event shrouded in many secrets and, some say, wrought by servants of the Dark.’
Many thanks to Kevin Goeke for the spectacular cover art. You can view more of Kevin’s work here: https://movco-art.com/
The story was originally published in the Unfettered II anthology from Grim Oak Press.
In other news my US publisher is running a Goodreads giveaway for 10 copies of The Legion of Flame (Draconis Memoria book 2), go here to enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/235190-the-legion-of-flame
I’ll be doing a mailing list giveaway for some signed Legion of Flame hardcovers closer to the release date so sign up here to make sure you don’t miss out.
Thanks to Grimdark Magazine for publishing the new Raven’s Shadow novella The Lady of Crows, which is released today. Also many thanks to Jason Deem for the marvellous cover art – you can see more of Jason’s work here.
Buy it here: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk
Also, a reminder for anyone who missed it, the audiobook version is also available: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
La Reine de feu, published today by Bragelonne. Buy it from Amazon.fr and hopefully everywhere else French books are sold.
The stand-alone ebook edition of The Lord Collector – A Raven’s Shadow Novella, is now available from the following retailers: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, Nook and Smashwords.
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
The Goodreads giveaway for four signed, lined and dated copies of the Orbit UK paperback edition of Queen of Fire is now live here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/173969-queen-of-fire
In other Raven’s Shadow news, the standalone e-book edition of my novella The Lord Collector, will be available from March 1st. No pre-order page yet, but watch this space.
The Orbit UK paperback edition of Queen of Fire is now available (hopefully) in all good British bookshops or online here: Amazon.co.uk, WH Smith, Waterstones, The Hive Network. I’ll also be starting a Goodreads giveaway contest for four signed copies on 15th February, so watch out for that.