Publication Date: 20/02/2014 ISBN: 9780356502489 Category:

Blood Song

Anthony Ryan

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 20/02/2014 ISBN: 9780356502489 Category:
Paperback / Softback




‘A master storyteller’ – Mark Lawrence

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners.

Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order’s newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly – all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith.

Now his skills will be put to the test. War is coming. Vaelin must draw upon the very essence of his strength and cunning if he is to survive the coming conflict. Yet as the world teeters on the edge of chaos, Vaelin will learn that the truth can cut deeper than any sword.

Blood Song is the epic first novel in the internationally bestselling Raven’s Shadow series – an enthralling tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure.

‘Engrossing’ – Buzzfeed

‘Powerful’ – SFFWorld

‘Compelling’ – SFX

Books by Anthony Ryan:

Raven’s Shadow
Blood Song
Tower Lord
Queen of Fire

Raven’s Blade
The Wolf’s Call
The Black Song

The Draconis Memoria
The Waking Fire
The Legion of Flame
The Empire of Ashes

The Covenant of Steel
The Pariah

Publisher Review

One of the next master storytellers * Fantasy Book Review * An immensely satisfying and immersive experience * Dark Matter * 'Blood Song is unique . . . The next Epic Fantasy book everybody should read' * BLOTTED PAGES * Well wrought characters, a fascinating world, and crackling prose . . . Not to be missed * KINGOFTHENERDS.COM * Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy-a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties, and bloody action * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * I still love - and want - that feeling of completely absorbing escapism that good fantasy can supply - and Blood Song brings it in force * PORNOKITSCH * Smartly-written coming-of-age story . . . Compelling * SFX * An instant sensation . . . an excellent start to this series * READ DREAM RELAX * 'Blood Song delighted me again and again' * FANTASY FACTION * This is epic fantasy at its best with action, rivalries, espionage, the promise of future revelations and ever-present twists * BOOKBAG * A mix of The Name of the Wind and The Left Hand of God . . . I cannot recommend this book enough * BESTFANTASYBOOKS.COM * Blood Song is a fantastic debut . . . Anthony Ryan is a master story teller -- Mark Lawrence An utterly engrossing high-fantasy epic from a major new talent that explores themes of war, faith, and loyalty amidst incredible action scenes and artfully developed characters * BUZZFEED * A top contender for most impressive debut of the year . . . Blood Song is a powerful epic that, while ending with a sense of closure, hints at more to come * SFFWORLD * 'Blood Song is a tremendous debut . . . fast-paced, action-packed and character-driven' * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC *

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