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Blood Song – Ebook On Sale at $0.99

The e-book edition of Blood Song – Book One of the Raven’s Shadow Trilogy – is now on sale in the US for only $0.99. This price will be in effect until November 24th so be sure to tell your friends. (Sorry, non-Americans, this sale is US only).

Buy here: Amazon.com  –  Nook   –  Apple iBooks   –  Kobo  –  Google Play

For other formats see the book page.


An Announcement – ‘A Raven’s Shadow’ Fantasy Book Series Acquired By BCDF Pictures With Eye For Television

I’m pleased to report that a possible TV adaptation of the Raven’s Shadow books has taken a step closer to reality with BCDF Pictures acquiring the option. I should stress that this doesn’t mean a series is definitely happening, but a pilot script has been written and development work is in progress. Of course, I’ll update you all on news of any progress when I get it. Here’s the full text of the press release:

BCDF Pictures has acquired the rights to Anthony Ryan’s bestselling RAVEN’S SHADOW book series. Joseph Muszynski (Peace, Love and Misunderstanding) is adapting BLOOD SONG, the first novel in the fantasy epic which has sold over one million copies worldwide. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, Brian Keady, and Ryan are executive producers. 

RAVEN’S SHADOW took the fantasy world by storm when BLOOD SONG landed on many “best of” lists of 2012. The sequels, TOWER LORD and QUEEN OF FIRE, were both New York Times Bestsellers and International Bestsellers.

BLOOD SONG tells the story of Vaelin Al Sorna, who was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order to be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being abandoned and deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm but the world. 

On this agreement, Ryan said “I am very excited at the prospect of my work making it to the screen and delighted that fans of the Raven’s Shadow series may finally get the adaptation so many have been asking for. Joseph Muszynski has produced a terrific pilot script that does justice to the story and fully captures the spirit of the books.” 

BCDF has recently been developing an array of book franchises for film and TV, including New York Times Bestseller THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, which will star Nick Robinson and Kiersey Clemons; runaway New York Times Bestseller THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY; USA Today Bestseller THE HATING GAME, starring Lucy Hale and Robbie Amell; International Bestselling supernatural romance series HUSH, HUSH; and Alexandra Daddario starrer CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?, which was released last month. 

Ryan is repped by Paul Lucas of Janklow & Nesbit. BCDF is repped by Sheri Jeffrey at Hogan Lovells.


The Raven’s Blade – Book 2 Title Reveal

As it’s already filtered out in certain places, I can reveal that the title of the second and final book in The Raven’s Blade duology is… (sharp intake of baited breath, drum roll, suspense stretched thinner than a prime minister’s credibility etc):

THE BLACK SONG

No cover or description yet but watch this space. It looks like the US pre-order page hasn’t gone up yet but UK readers can pre-order the ebook and hardcover here: Amazon.co.ukWaterstones

Other formats and territories to follow when I have them.

The Black Song is scheduled for release on July 2nd, 2020. This date may vary by a few days but rest assured I’ve already delivered the book to my publishers and it will be coming out next year.

In the meantime, anyone who’s not yet caught up on the further adventures of Vaelin Al Sorna should grab a copy of The Wolf’s Call, Book 1 of The Raven’s Blade.

Ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks  –  Google Play  –  Hive.co.uk

Hardcover:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Barnes & Noble  –  IndieBound  –  Waterstones  –  Hive.co.uk

Audiobook:  Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk  –  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK paperback: Amazon.co.ukHive.co.ukWaterstones


The Wolf’s Call – Release Day

The Wolf’s CallBook I of The Raven’s Blade – is released today in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

Buy it here:

Ebook:  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk –  Kobo –  Nook –  iBooks  –  Google Play

Hardcover:  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk –  Barnes & Noble –  IndieBound  –  WaterstonesHive.co.uk

Audiobook:  Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk –  Amazon.com –  Amazon.co.uk

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 Firewere 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.’

‘An immensely satisfying, top-notch adventure fantasy.’ (KIRKUS REVIEW)

‘The Wolf’s Call delivers a fantastic storytelling tone that’s attuned to the one sang so brilliantly in Blood Song.’ (NovelNotions)

‘The Wolf’s Call is everything a fantasy fan could ever wish for.’ (Booknest)

Go here for links to more reviews.

Thanks to everyone at Ace and Orbit UK for helping to bring The Wolf’s Call into the world, particularly my editors Jessica Wade and James Long, and my agent Paul Lucas for all their hard work in making this happen. Most of all, thanks to you, dear reader for allowing me to keep doing the job I love. 

Thanks also to everyone who joined the mailing list recently. The winners of the giveaway have been notified. Check your spam folder to make sure you haven’t missed out on a prize. 


New Author Interview and Map Room Update

Check out my new interview with Mike Jackson of Author Interviews where we chat about all things writing: https://authorinterviews.co.uk/interview/the-wolfs-call-by-anthony-ryan/

As early copies of The Wolf’s Call are starting to escape into the wild I’ve updated the Map Room to include the maps from the book:

Don’t forget, I’m running a giveaway for a hand drawn illustration and signed hardcovers of The Wolf’s Call, sign up to the Mailing List before July 21st to make sure you don’t miss out.


Of Wolves and Dragons – A Conversation with Anthony Ryan and Evan Winter

Thanks to my UK publisher Orbit for hosting the long chat I had with fellow fantasy author Evan Winter in which we discuss writing craft, world-building, influences and a lot more:

Evan’s excellent first novel The Rage of Dragons is out now in the US and published in all formats in the UK today. You can read my review here.


The Wolf’s Call – Signed Hardcover and Hand Drawn Wolf Illustration Giveaway

The Wolf’s Call – Book I of The Raven’s Blade – is released in eight days. To mark the occasion I’m holding a giveaway for existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT July 21st. 

1 first place winner will receive their choice of either a UK or US hardcover edition of The Wolf’s Call and a drawing of a wolf by my own fair hand (see below) signed and inscribed with your favourite quote from any of my books. 

4 second place winners will receive their choice of either a UK or US hardcover edition of The Wolf’s Call.

5 third place winners will receive a UK trade paperback The Wolf’s Call.

All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). Winners will be chosen at random and notified on July 22nd. Be sure to check your spam folders on the 22nd to make sure you haven’t missed out on a prize. 

Join the mailing list.

The Wolf’s Call will be released on July 23rd in ebook, audio, and hardcover in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Pre-order here:

Ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  Nook  –  iBooks  –  Google Play

Hardcover:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Barnes & Noble  –  IndieBound  –  Waterstones

Audiobook:  Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk  –  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk


‘Sandrunners – A Draconis Memoria Short Story’ Now a Mailing List Freebie and ‘Queen of Fire’ Gets a New Chinese Cover

‘Sandrunners – A Draconis Memoria Short Story’ is now available to download for free as a thank you to anyone who signs up to my mailing list.

Any readers of The Waking Fire curious as to what exactly happened during the oft-referred to Wittler Expedition, or anyone in search of an introduction to the Draconis Memoria world, should check it out. In this prequel story, newly graduated Blood-blessed Ethelynne Drystone accompanies the Sandrunners Independent Contractor Company on a dangerous mission to the Arradsian Interior, intent on finding the lair of the legendary White Drake.

Thanks to Aaron Randall for the cover art and design (aaronrandallart.com).

The story is also still available to buy as a standalone or as part of the Legends II Anthology in ebook and print.

In other news, the Chinese edition of Queen of Fire (Raven’s Shadow book 3) has a wonderful new cover.

The art is by Beijing based art duo Xiling who also produced the illustrations for the new Chinese editions of Blood Song and Tower Lord. You can view more of their work on their Artstation page

For more art inspired by my work check out the cover gallery


‘The Wolf’s Call’ Named as an Amazon SFF Book of the Month for July

Many thanks to Amazon.com for choosing The Wolf’s Call as one of its science fiction and fantasy books of the month for July 2019. You can view the full list here.

Pre-order links on the book page.

It looks like Goldsboro Books has sold out of its signed and numbered hardcovers of The Wolf’s Call. Thanks to everyone who bought one and commiserations to those who missed out. I’ll be running another mailing list giveaway for both signed copies of both the UK and US editions so be sure to sign up to make sure you don’t miss out.

Some readers have requested a recap of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy to refresh their memory before diving in to Vaelin’s next adventure. There are plenty of reminders in the book to cover what has gone before but if anyone wants a detailed summary I can’t do better than the Raven’s Shadow Wiki. (Thanks to everyone who put this together).

Also, I know some of you have or intend to re-read the previous books, if so you might want to check out the reading order here to work out the best place to start.


The Wolf’s Call – Signed UK Hardcovers Available at Goldsboro Books

Attention book collectors, Goldsboro Books in London are offering 250 signed, stamped and numbered copies of the UK hardcover first edition of The Wolf’s Call. Available on 1st of August but you can pre-order here:

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-wolfs-call-book-one-of-ravens-blade