The Martyr, Book Two of The Covenant of Steel, will be released on June 28th 2022 in the US and June 30th 2022 in the UK. Buy here:
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‘Ryan again showcases his gift for epic fantasy in his excellent sequel to The Pariah’ – Publishers Weekly starred review of The Martyr.
‘A masterpiece’ – Shauna Lawless, author of Children of Gods and Fighting Men.
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.