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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can now read a sample chapter from The Legion of Flamehere. For further details and pre-order links see the book page.
Also, a reminder that anyone interested in winning one of four signed US paperback editions of The Waking Fire – out on May 2nd – should join my mailing list before midnight GMT April 30th. Pre-order links are on the book page.
And finally, UK readers please note that the currently running £1.99 eBook sale for The Waking Fire is due to end on 24th April so act soon if you don’t want to miss it. Buy here: Amazon.co.uk – Kobo – ibooks