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‘The King Must Fall’ Kickstarter – Only 24 Hours Left…

The Kickstarter for The King Must Fall has met its funding goal but there are still plenty of stretch goals left, including stories from Deborah A. Wolf (Godsworld) and Matthew Ward (Legacy of Ash).

The King Must Fall is a dark fantasy anthology from Gimdark Magazine featuring 14+ authors writing about rogues, assassins, mages, blackguards, and warriors on quests to kill their kings, rulers, and leaders.

Wrapped in Felix Ortiz’s beautiful cover art, designed by the legendary Shawn King, and with a stretch goal to fill it with Carlos Diaz’s interior art, The King Must Fall will be a gripping read and an eye-catching addition to your bookshelf.

The anthology will feature an all new Raven’s Shadow novella by yours truly and great stories from the following authors:

 Bradley P. Beaulieu (The Song of the Shattered Sands, The Lays of Anuskaya)

 Kameron Hurley (The God’s War Trilogy, Worldbreaker Saga)

 Michael R Fletcher (Manifest Delusions, Black Stone Heart)

 Anna Smith Spark (Empires of Dust)

 Shawn Speakman (The Annwn Cycles, Unfettered)

 Daniel Polansky (Low Town, Those Above)

 Devin Madson (The Reborn Empire)

 Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt, Children of Time)

 Lee Murray (Into the Mist, Hounds of the Underworld)

 Jeremy Szal (The Common)

 Justin Call (The Silent Gods)

 Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician, Age of the Five)

 Peter Orullian (The Vault of Heaven, The Astonishing)

Go to the Kickstarter Page to support this anthology.


‘The King Must Fall’ – Kickstarter Now Live

The Kickstarter page for ‘The King Must Fall’ anthology is now live.

The King Must Fall is a dark fantasy anthology from Gimdark Magazine featuring 14+ authors writing about rogues, assassins, mages, blackguards, and warriors on quests to kill their kings, rulers, and leaders. We’ll be offering ebook, hardcover, numbered signed edition hardcovers, and a leatherbound signed lettered edition.

Wrapped in Felix Ortiz’s beautiful cover art, designed by the legendary Shawn King, and with a stretch goal to fill it with Carlos Diaz’s interior art, The King Must Fall will be a gripping read and an eye-catching addition to your bookshelf.

The anthology will feature an all new Raven’s Shadow novella by yours truly and great stories from the following authors:

 Bradley P. Beaulieu (The Song of the Shattered Sands, The Lays of Anuskaya)

 Kameron Hurley (The God’s War Trilogy, Worldbreaker Saga)

 Michael R Fletcher (Manifest Delusions, Black Stone Heart)

 Anna Smith Spark (Empires of Dust)

 Shawn Speakman (The Annwn Cycles, Unfettered)

 Daniel Polansky (Low Town, Those Above)

 Devin Madson (The Reborn Empire)

 Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt, Children of Time)

 Lee Murray (Into the Mist, Hounds of the Underworld)

 Jeremy Szal (The Common)

 Justin Call (The Silent Gods)

 Trudi Canavan (The Black Magician, Age of the Five)

 Peter Orullian (The Vault of Heaven, The Astonishing)

Go to the Kickstarter Page to support this anthology and check out al the great the rewards and stretch goals. (NB, sorry but the Tuckerisation pledge reward for the Raven’s Shadow novella has already been claimed). 


‘Songs of the Dark’ – Now Shipping & ‘Draconis Memoria RPG’ Sneak Peak

I’m pleased to report that the signed, limited edition hardcover of Songs of the Dark, the collection of my Raven’s Shadow short fiction, is now in stock and shipping from Subterranean Press. The collection includes a new introduction, author notes on each of the stories and black-and-white interior illustrations by yours truly.

The wraparound cover illustration is by Kevin Zamir Goeke.

Order Songs of the Dark from the Subterranean Press website.

“Heard whispers of the Dark all my life.

It’s a strange feeling when a whisper becomes a shout.” 

Songs of the Dark collects all four novellas from the world of Anthony Ryan’s internationally best-selling Raven’s Shadow trilogy.

Centuries before the rise of the Unified Realm, the final battle looms between the city-state of Kethia and the Volarian Empire. As told by Imperial Chronicler Lord Verniers, this terrible event is shrouded in many secrets and, some say, wrought by servants of the Dark.

When word reaches the north of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Red Hand, Brother Sollis, the finest swordsman in the Sixth 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.

A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled and deadly veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of the arch schemer King Janus.

Veteran Realm Guard Jerhid, newly appointed Lord Collector of the King’s Excise, finds himself battling ruthless smuggler gangs and worse on the wild southern shore of the Unified Realm. 

Four compelling tales of mystery, magic, intrigue, and battle presented in one volume for the first time—featuring all-new introductions and black-and-white interior illustrations by the author.  

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies: $125

Lettered: 26 signed specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $600

Table of Contents:

Introduction

A Duel of Evils

Many Are the Dead

The Lady of Crows

The Lord Collector

Illustrations from The Lord Collector.

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In other news, I’m excited to let you know that work on the Draconis Memoria RPG continues a pace and I’m now able to share a sneak peak of pages from the rule book. 

The game will be produced by Hirukoa based on Dungeon & Dragons 5th Edition and funded via Kickstarter. More details to come when I have them. 


‘Songs of the Dark’ – Illustration Preview #3

Two more previews of my illustrations for Songs of the Dark, this time from The Lady of Crows.

Songs of the Dark – Short Fiction from the World of Raven’s Shadow will be released in special edition hardcover by Subterranean Press in mid-December. Pre-order here: https://subterraneanpress.com/songs-of-the-dark 


Announcing ‘Songs of the Dark – Short Fiction from the World of Raven’s Shadow’

I’m delighted to announce that Subterranean Press is now taking pre-orders for ‘Songs of the Dark – Short Fiction from the World of Raven’s Shadow’. This is a special limited edition signed hardcover collecting all the Raven’s Shadow novellas including a new introduction and black-and-white interior illustrations by yours truly (previews to come). The wraparound dust jacket illustration is by long-time collaborator Kevin Zamir Goeke.

Subterranean will start shipping in December so please get your order in early if you’d like to secure a copy. There is a limit of one copy per person/household. Order from the Subterranean Press website.

About the Book:

“Heard whispers of the Dark all my life. It’s a strange feeling when a whisper becomes a shout.” 

Songs of the Dark collects all four novellas from the world of Anthony Ryan’s internationally best-selling Raven’s Shadow trilogy.

A Duel of Evils – Centuries before the rise of the Unified Realm, the final battle looms between the city-state of Kethia and the Volarian Empire. As told by Imperial Chronicler Lord Verniers, this terrible event is shrouded in many secrets and, some say, wrought by servants of the Dark.

Many Are the Dead – When word reaches the north of a fresh outbreak of the dreaded Red Hand, Brother Sollis, the finest swordsman in the Sixth 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.

The Lady of Crows – A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled and deadly veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of the arch schemer King Janus.

The Lord Collector – Veteran Realm Guard Jerhid, newly appointed Lord Collector of the King’s Excise, finds himself battling ruthless smuggler gangs and worse on the wild southern shore of the Unified Realm. 

Four compelling tales of mystery, magic, intrigue, and battle presented in one volume for the first time—featuring all-new introductions and black-and-white interior illustrations by the author.  

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies: $125

Lettered: 26 signed specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $600

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • A Duel of Evils
  • Many Are the Dead
  • The Lady of Crows
  • The Lord Collector

‘Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella’ – Now Available in Audiobook

*(Cover art by Kevin Goeke, design by Shawn King)

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. 

Description:  

“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.

Reminder, anyone seeking some mood music for the Raven’s Shadow universe should check out the epic theme inspired by the series from compose Will Musser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t-WkGqLKow

Will also did a longer theme for the Draconis Memoria series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVd3iBn63o&t=68s


‘The Wolf’s Call’ US Audiobook Pre-Order and ‘Raven’s Shadow’ Reading Order

 

 

I was pleased and surprised to find that the pre-order page for the US audiobook edition of The Wolf’s Call is already up on audible.com several months before it usually appears: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Wolfs-Call-Audiobook/1984890816

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:

Blood Song

Tower Lord

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:

A Duel of Evils

Many Are the Dead

Blood Song

The Lord Collector

The Lady of Crows

Tower Lord

Queen of Fire

Check out the books page for where to buy. 


Many Are the Dead – All New Raven’s Shadow Novella Now Available

Many Are the Dead – A Raven’s Shadow Novella is now available.

“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.

Buy the ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  Nook

Buy the paperback:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Congratulations to the ten winners of a signed paperback who have now been notified. Sign up to the Mailing List to make sure you don’t miss a giveaway in future.

*(Cover illustration by Kevin Goeke, Design by Shawn King).


The Lady of Crows – Out now in Grimdark Magazine

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.

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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


The Lady of Crows – Out Now in Audiobook

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The audiobook version of The Lady of Crows, an all new Raven’s Shadow novella, is now available on Audible.com, Audible.co.uk and the Apple iStore, narrated by Steven Brand. Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen. I may be biased but I think Steven really outdid himself with this one.

For those who prefer their fantasy fiction in text form the novella will be published in issue #10 of Grimdark Magazine on 13th January. Pre-order details here.