I received this wonderful Signed ARC review copy! Been wanting to read this one for a while now. Thanks Anthony Ryan and Ace/Roc Books! I can’t wait to read and review!
Is out July 5, 2016!
So go get a copy!
- Series: The Draconis Memoria (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 592 pages
- Publisher: Ace (July 5, 2016)
- ISBN-10: 1101987855
- ISBN-13: 978-1101987858
The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria…
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed.
But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighbouring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.
Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered Blood-blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the Protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted lands in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an Ironship cruiser whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.
As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.
“The Waking Fire is part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean, and part Mistborn. It’s got wonderful, memorable characters and great action…I loved it.”—Django Wexler, Author of The Price of Valor
Praise for the Raven’s Shadow trilogy
“All fantasy readers should rejoice.”—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series
“Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly
“A powerful epic.”—SFFWorld.com
“Heroic epic fantasy.”—Fantasy Book Critic
Anthony Ryan was born in Scotland in 1970 but spent much of his adult life living and working in London. After a long career in the British Civil Service he took up writing full time after the success of his first novel Blood Song, Book One of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy. He has a degree in history, and his interests include art, science and the unending quest for the perfect pint of real ale.
For news and general wittering about stuff he likes, check out Anthony’s blog at:http://anthonystuff.wordpress.com