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The Lord Collector – Ebook Now Available

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, iTunesAmazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

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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

 


Queen of Fire – Goodreads Giveaway

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

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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.


Queen of Fire – US Release Day

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Queen of Fire is released today in the US and Canada. Where-to-buy links are on the books page. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.

 

Also, anyone who missed out on the signed hardcover giveaway has a second chance to win on Goodreads. NB this giveaway ends at midnight tonight, Eastern Standard Time. Apologies for the short duration but they took a few days to approve it and you can’t change the closing date once it’s gone live.

Huge thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work in helping me bring the Raven’s Shadow trilogy to conclusion, most especially my excellent editor Susan Allison. Susan retires this month after a remarkable career which included the publication of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the works of Guy Gavriel Kay, amongst many others. As a complete neophyte to the world of traditional publishing, I consider myself lucky to have started out by working with the best.

And so, after nearly a decade of work, three books, and over 700,000 words, the Raven’s Shadow trilogy comes to an end. I offer my heartfelt thanks to every reader who joined me on this journey. To answer an oft asked question regarding the future of the Raven’s Shadow universe: I have plans for more short works set in this world, like my novella The Lord Collector, but at this stage I don’t know when I’ll return to write a full series. Rest assured, ideas are percolating in the bubbling cauldron that is my brain, but it may well be some time before I’m ready to share the brew. In the meantime, I’m currently writing the second book in a new series about which I hope to have more to say in the near future.


The Lord Collector – Audiobook Now Available

My novella The Lord Collector is now available in audiobook on audible.com and audible.co.uk.  This is a Raven’s Shadow novella originally published in the Blackguards anthology from Ragnarok Publications. Here’s my intro to the story:

‘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 recognize 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 midpoint of the timeline described in Blood Song, a time when King Janus, with typical ruthlessness, is in the process of further consolidating his grip on the Unified Realm.’

Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen.

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The Lord Collector – Audiobook Now Available for Pre-order

The audiobook version of my novella The Lord Collector is now available for pre-order at audible.com and audible.co.uk, narrated by Steven Brand in fine voice as usual.  This is a Raven’s Shadow novella originally published in the Blackguards anthology from Ragnarok Publications. The release date is 30th June so anyone looking for a taster before Queen of Fire comes out might wan to check it out. Here’s my intro to the story:

‘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 recognize 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 midpoint of the timeline described in Blood Song, a time when King Janus, with typical ruthlessness, is in the process of further consolidating his grip on the Unified Realm.’

Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen.

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‘Blackguards’ Kickstarter Funded & Stretch-Goal Reached

I’m very pleased to report that the Kickstarter for Ragnarok Publications’ ‘Blackguards’ anthology is now funded and has reached the $17,000 stretch goal, which means my Raven’s Shadow novella ‘The Lord Collector’ will now be included. The original $14,500 goal was reached after only three days and the stretch goal two days later. Many thanks to everyone who pledged their hard-earned money to make this happen. It would be great if all the other stretch goals were met, so please spread the word if you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089607742/blackguards-tales-of-assassins-mercenaries-and-rog

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