Thanks to Joshua S. Hill for his review of Tower Lord on Fantasy Book Review.
Taking stock after a hectic, but very exciting couple of days, I have become increasingly aware that I’m checking my Amazon sales ranking is far too often whilst filling up my pictures folder with screen grabs. As this is probably not conducive to a stable mental state, and I real work to do, I’ve decided to stop doing it. Therefore I, Anthony Ryan, hereby swear to the Dark Gods I shall no longer check my sales ranking on an hourly basis nor take any more screen grabs… apart from this one which shows Tower Lord at number one on the Amazon UK fantasy chart as of this morning (last one, I promise):
Tower Lord is released in the UK today in hardback, ebook and audio formats. Where-to-buy links have been added to the books page. This edition should also now be available in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Many thanks to everyone at Orbit UK for their hard work on making this happen, especially my editor James Long.
Thanks to Rob at Anderida Books for letting me know he is now taking pre-orders for signed first editions of the UK Tower Lord hardcover. You can email him at email@example.com.
Also, due to popular demand (i.e. the two tweets I received) I’ve updated the Map Room with the maps from Tower Lord for anyone who has trouble reading them in the ebook.
And finally, if anyone missed it, this happened yesterday (which was pleasant).
Well here it is, Tower Lord is released in the US today in ebook, hardcover and audio formats – see the Books page for where-to-buy links. Thanks to Susan Allison, my editor at Ace, and everyone else who helped make this happen. I know many of you have been waiting a long time for this and it’s a great feeling to finally have it out there. I can’t really express how grateful I am to all the loyal readers who have made it possible for me to continue Vaelin’s story. I can only hope you enjoy Tower Lord as much as you enjoyed Blood Song, and if you’re new to my work rest assured everyone is welcome at the party.
Thanks, as ever, to Faye at The Social Potato for her review of Tower Lord. She also did a video review of Blood Song last year which you can view here.
Thanks to Hachette Audio for posting a seven minute sample from the Tower Lord audiobook as read by the enviably voiced Mr Steven Brand: https://soundcloud.com/hachetteaudiouk/tower-lord-by-anthony-ryan-book-2-of-ravens-shadow
PS. Tower Lord is now only 108 hours away if you live in the US and 124 in the UK, just in case anyone was counting.
Thanks to Mihir at Fantasy Book Critic for posting the first in-depth review of Tower Lord. It does feature some mild spoilers so you may want to wait if you’re hoping to come to the book completely cold.
Thanks to commenters Adam and Steph for tracking down the thankfully now active Audible.com pre-order page for the US version of Tower Lord: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Tower-Lord-Audiobook/B00L4IRLG8/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1403229402&sr=1-3. No cover art yet but I assume it’s on its way.
NB. The 73 hour running time must be a typo as Blood Song came in at about 22 hours and whilst Tower Lord is longer, it’s not that much longer.
A small redesign today. In response to a growing number of requests I’ve amended the old ‘Tower Lord: The Frequently Asked Question’ page to include a sample from Tower Lord. Feel free to speculate in the comments about what it all means but remember I won’t be answering any questions on this one. Enjoy.
For those who like their fiction in audio form the pre-order pages for Tower Lord, as read by the inestimable Steven Brand, have now gone up on audible.com and audible.co.uk.