Thanks to book blogger and all-around nice person Achala Upendran for inviting me to be interviewed on her site. We talk world-building, fake religions and subverting expectations. Read the full interview here: https://wherethedogstarrages.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/crafting-a-world-interview-with-anthony-ryan/
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If anyone would like to ask me anything, I’m doing an AMA on the Reddit Books site today: https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/3d5is6/anthony_ryan_author_of_the_ravens_shadow_epic/
I’ll login in again at 6pm EST to start answering questions.
Thanks to Fantasy Book Critic for hosting my guest article on the experience of writing Queen of Fire, read it here: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/guest-post-we-will-make-ending-or-how-i.html
Queen of Fire is released today in the UK 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 this book, especially my editor James Long who first took a chance on this series back in 2012. And heartfelt thanks to all my readers for allowing me to finish this story – I really couldn’t have done it without you. It’s been a long and winding road, but all roads must end.
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.
The Blood Song audiobook – read by the inestimable Steven Brand – is today’s daily deal at Audible.co.uk, available at the special price of £1.99 (reduced from £16.62). Extremely unlikely I know but it would be nice to get to no. 1 in the UK Audible chart, some bloke called Robert Galbraith kept me off it last year (whoever he is). Offer ends at midnight GMT.