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Fire Wings Paperback Now Available & The Martyr Audiobook Update

I’m pleased to say that the illustrated paperback edition of my novella Fire Wings is now available. Cover and interior illustrations are by long term collaborator Kevin Goeke. 

Buy here*:  Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

(*affiliate links)

For more details and info on other formats, see the book page. The winners of the signed, illustrated hardcover giveaway have now been chosen and notified. Thanks and welcome to the new subscribers to this list.


As explained previously, the audiobook release of The Martyr – Book Two of The Covenant of Steel – has been delayed in order to accommodate Steven Brand’s increasingly busy narration schedule. The revised release date is now confirmed as September 6th in the UK and US. Pre-order links are on the book page

There seems to be some weirdness going on with the US Audbile pre-order page regarding current availability (I’ve no idea why), so US customers might need to wait a few weeks before their orders will be accepted. 

In other The Martyr news, thanks to Publishers Weekly for this starred review of the book


I’m happy to reveal the frontis illustration for To Blackfyre Keep – volume four in my Seven Swords novella series drawn by my very own hand. Anyone who pre-orders the special edition hardcover from Subterranean Press will be entered into a draw to win the original signed illustration. 


And finally, anyone who can’t get enough of me wittering on may want to check out the latest SFF Addicts Podcast in which I and four fellow authors discuss the merits and otherwise of both traditional and indie publishing. 


‘The Martyr’ – Audiobook Pre-Order and ‘City of Songs Hardcover’ Sale

US and UK audiobook pre-orders for The Martyr – Book Two of The Covenant of Steel – are now live. Check them out here: Audible.comAudible.co.ukApple BooksKoboBarnes & Noble

Buy links for other formats are on the book page.

I also need to let you know that, despite the listed publication date, the audiobook release is likely to be delayed by several weeks. Steven Brand is an in-demand actor and narrator these days so, to avoid switching to another voice, the recording sessions need to be put back to accommodate his schedule. Obviously it would be better for all formats to be published at the same time and I do apologise for this delay. However, both myself and the publisher, felt it was important to continue with Steven as the voice of the series.


In other news, the signed hardcover edition of City of Songs – Volume Three of my novella series The Seven Swords – is currently on sale at the less-than-half price of $15. Available only from the Subterranean Press website. 

I don’t know how long this sale will last so act now if you don’t want to miss out on a bargain.


The Martyr – Cover Reveal for Covenant of Steel Book Two

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for The Martyr, Book Two of The Covenant of Steel.

Thanks as always to everyone at Orbit for making this happen. Illustration by Jaime Jones. 

The Martyr is currently slated for release on June 28th 2022 in the US and June 30th 2022 in the UK. Here are the pre-order links so far* – the ebook hasn’t yet appeared on the UK Kindle Store. I’ll post further links when I have them.

Buy the ebook:  Amazon.comNook  –  Apple Books

Buy the UK hardcover:  amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones

Buy the US paperback:  amazon.com  –  IndieboundBarnes & Noble

New to this series? Check out book one, The Pariah

*(affiliate links used for Amazon)

Book description:

The Martyr is the second novel in The Covenant of Steel, a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.

Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he’s now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful. 

Yet Evadine’s growing fame has put her at odds with both Crown and Covenant. As trouble brews in the kingdom, both seek to exploit her position for their own ends. 

Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.


In other news – UK audiobook fans can buy the audio edition of Many Are the Dead A Raven’s Shadow Novella – as part of Audible UK’s 2-for-1 sale: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Many-Are-the-Dead-Audiobook/B07NPXRSRK


And finally, thanks to fellow fantasist Ben Galley for inviting me into his Fantasy Author Lounge to talk books, writing and various gubbins. Check it out on YouTube.