I’m happy to announce The Empire of Ashes – Book Three of The Draconis Memoria – will be released in the US on July 3rd 2018 and the UK on July 5th 2018.
No cover yet but here’s the official book description:
The third book of epic conflicts and arcane intrigue in New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan’s Draconis Memoria series.
For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fuelled by drake blood–and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.
A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore, spread to disparate corners of the world, must rely upon the new powers and knowledge they have gained at great price to halt its forces–or face the end of all they know.
Only hardcover pre-orders are available just now, I’ll upload the links for ebook and audio pre-orders when they appear.
Pre-order the US hardcover here: Amazon.com – Barnes & Noble
Pre-order the UK hardcover here: Amazon.co.uk – Waterstones – Wordery
Many thanks to Hank Garner of the Author Stories podcast for inviting me to come on and talk about all manner of fantasy and writing related gubbins. You can download the podcast on the show’s website or via iTunes, Android or Stitcher.
I’m very pleased to report that The Legion of Flame is an editor’s pick for best Sci-fi/Fantasy book of the month on Amazon.com. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy so far, I really couldn’t do this without you.
For anyone interested in the wider world of The Draconis Memoria I’ve uploaded a Chronology of the Corporate Age, which covers the 2oo years prior to the events in The Waking Fire, a Dramatis Personae (in case you’ve forgotten who the characters are), and a guide to the Principal Corporations.
Also, for any aspiring writers I’ve also written a couple of writing craft articles:
‘Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters’ on Barnes and Noble.
‘Inspiration for Fantasy Authors’ on the Civilian Reader.
Finally, Australian readers wondering why The Legion of Flame ebook was priced at $49.99 will be pleased to note that this appears to have been the result of a software glitch and the price has now been corrected to $16.99.
The Legion of Flame – Book Two of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Ebook: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Nook – Kobo – iBooks
Hardcover: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Barnes & Noble – Indiebound – Waterstones – Wordery – The Hive
Audiobook: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
Links to reviews are on the book page. You can also read a sample chapter here. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.
Huge thanks to everyone at Ace and Orbit for their hard work in publishing the second volume of the The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editors Jessica Wade and James Long.
The UK eBook edition of The Waking Fire is currently on sale at £1.99. The sale will run until 30th June. Buy links here: Amazon.co.uk – Kobo – ibooks
Also, the audiobook of the Legion of Flame is now available for pre-order here: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
To celebrate the imminent release of The Legion of Flame I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT June 25th are automatically entered.
One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.
Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.
Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.
All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on 26th June.
Anyone who would like a second chance to win a signed US hardcover can also enter the simultaneous giveaway on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/240283-the-legion-of-flame
Note for readers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – the release dates for the Orbit edition of The Legion of Flame have been brought forward. The ebook and audio versions will come out on 27th June and the hardcover and ANZ trade paperback editions on the 29th, so anyone who pre-ordered will receive their books earlier than expected.
Also, a reminder for anyone who missed it that my Raven’s Shadow short story A Duel of Evils is now available as a standalone ebook.
If you prefer your fiction in audio form the story is also now available in the audiobook of the Unfettered II anthology: audible.com – audible.co.uk – iTunes