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RAVEN'S BLADE NOVEL, A 1
The Wolf's Call
By (author): Anthony Ryan
9780451492517 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic Jul 23, 2019
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.28 x 9.28 x 1.43 in 432 pages Ace
The first book in a new epic fantasy series that marks a thrilling return to the world of Anthony Ryan’s New York Times bestselling sensation Blood Song, and starring reader favorite Vaelin Al Sorna.

Vaelin Al Sorna, the once-epic warrior and hero of many battles, is now the Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches. He spends his days policing the remote region against smugglers.

But then he captures an assassin from the Far West. The thwarted killer tells Vaelin that the entire Far West is in peril of genocidal invasion and that the healer Sherin, now practicing her arts on the northern frontier of the lands of the Merchant Kings, will be one of the first to die.

Vaelin sails for the Far West to warn her. And finds himself in the very center of a conflict that will open old wounds and rend new ones—if he survives at all.

Story Locale: Fantasy world

A RETURN TO THE WORLD OF THE HUGELY POPULAR RAVEN’S SHADOW SERIES and a continuation of Vaelin’s story will excite long-time fans and new readers

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR with a large fanbase around the world and over a million English language copies sold of his works

TRULY EPIC IN SCOPE: This is the blend of rich world building, bloody action, and complex characters which has made bestsellers of George R.R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson

Anthony Ryan is the author of the Raven’s Shadow novels, including Blood Song, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire, and the Draconis Memoria novels, including The Waking Fire, The Legion of Flame and The Empire of Ashes.

Author Residence: London, England

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Author Website: anthonyryan.net

Author Social Media: Facebook.com/anthonyryanauthor; Twitter @Writer_Anthony

Praise for the Raven’s Shadow novels

“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 should find this debut much to their liking.”—Library Journal

“[Blood Song] certainly has it all: great coming-of-age tale, compelling character and a fast-paced plot. If [Ryan’s] first book is any indication of things to come, then all fantasy readers should rejoice.”—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series

“Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy—a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties and bloody action.”—Publishers Weekly

“A top contender for most impressive debut of the year….A thick, meaty novel of substance….A powerful epic.”—SFFWorld

“Heroic epic fantasy.”—Fantasy Book Critic

“A page-turner.”—Booklist

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