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AMA on Reddit Books – Today

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.


Queen of Fire – US Release Day

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Queen of Fire is released today in the US and Canada. Where-to-buy links are on the books page. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.

 

Also, anyone who missed out on the signed hardcover giveaway has a second chance to win on Goodreads. NB this giveaway ends at midnight tonight, Eastern Standard Time. Apologies for the short duration but they took a few days to approve it and you can’t change the closing date once it’s gone live.

Huge thanks to everyone at Ace for their hard work in helping me bring the Raven’s Shadow trilogy to conclusion, most especially my excellent editor Susan Allison. Susan retires this month after a remarkable career which included the publication of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and the works of Guy Gavriel Kay, amongst many others. As a complete neophyte to the world of traditional publishing, I consider myself lucky to have started out by working with the best.

And so, after nearly a decade of work, three books, and over 700,000 words, the Raven’s Shadow trilogy comes to an end. I offer my heartfelt thanks to every reader who joined me on this journey. To answer an oft asked question regarding the future of the Raven’s Shadow universe: I have plans for more short works set in this world, like my novella The Lord Collector, but at this stage I don’t know when I’ll return to write a full series. Rest assured, ideas are percolating in the bubbling cauldron that is my brain, but it may well be some time before I’m ready to share the brew. In the meantime, I’m currently writing the second book in a new series about which I hope to have more to say in the near future.


Guest Article on Fantasy Book Critic – ‘We Will Make an Ending’ or ‘How I Wrote Queen of Fire’

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’ Giveaway – And the winners are…

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Queen of Fire giveaway. Also thanks for the all the kind comments in the emails and apologies for not being able to respond to everyone individually. Without further ado, the randomly selected winners are:

1st place: Jared Pannell, winning a signed, lined and dated US hardcover.

2nd place: Charlie Hopkins, winning a signed, lined and dated UK hardcover.

3rd place: Brad Campbell, winning a signed, lined and dated UK large format paperback.

4th place: Mike Olsen, also winning a signed, lined and dated UK large format paperback.

Commiserations to everyone who didn’t win but if you want another chance at a signed US hardcover I’ll shortly be running another giveaway on Goodreads, so watch out for that.


Queen of Fire – UK Release Day

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.

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New Interview – SciFiNow

Thanks to SciFiNow Magazine for inviting me to be interviewed on their website. I talk Queen of Fire, inspirations, writing advice and remain annoyingly vague about future plans. Read it here: http://www.scifinow.co.uk/interviews/anthony-ryan-on-queen-of-fire-and-the-end-of-ravens-shadow/


The Lord Collector – Audiobook Now Available

My novella The Lord Collector is now available in audiobook on audible.com and audible.co.uk.  This is a Raven’s Shadow novella originally published in the Blackguards anthology from Ragnarok Publications. 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 Lord Collector audio


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