The Legion of Flame

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101987902
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Fiction

Empires clash and a fell power stakes its claim in the second in a new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow Trilogy. For centuries, the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood—and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood-blessed—to fuel and protect its empire. But now, a fearsome power has arisen—a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and ironship captain Corrick Hilemore embark upon perilous quests to chase down clues that offer faint hopes of salvation. As the world burns around them, and the fires of revolution are ignited, these few are the last hope for the empire and for all of civilization.

The Empire of Ashes

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101987940
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre: Fiction

The third book of epic conflicts and arcane intrigue in New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan's Draconis Memoria series. For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood--and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it. A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore, spread to disparate corners of the world, must rely upon the new powers and knowledge they have gained at great price to halt its forces--or face the end of all they know.

The Waking Fire

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780356506371
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Genre: Fiction

'The world Ryan has created for his new dragon adventure is a joy to visualise' SciFiNow Claydon Torcreek is a Blood-blessed, able to channel the powers contained in the blood of wild drakes. While his brethren serve as elite spies and assassins, Clay prefers the life of a small-time criminal in the dangerous slums of Carvenport. Yet war is coming, and it seems Clay is going to end up on the losing side - unless he can track down a legendary drake, whose powerful blood might just be enough to achieve victory. Clay has handled many things in his time (most of them illegal) but nothing as priceless as his nation's future. Anthony Ryan - bestselling author of fantasy sensation Blood Song - delivers an action-packed epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the furious battle to forge an empire. 'Fabulous . . . Sure to be another fantasy classic' Huffington Post UK 'The world Ryan has created for his new dragon adventure is a joy to visualise' SciFiNow 'A fascinating world packed with dragons, pirates, political machinations and an interesting magic system to boot' Fantasy Faction 'A marvellous piece of imagination with plenty of twists, a refreshingly different setting, and excellent world-building' Mark Lawrence 'Memorable characters and great action' Django Wexler 'Excellent epic fantasy' BookBag Books by Anthony Ryan: The Draconis Memoria The Waking Fire The Legion of Flame The Empire of Ashes Raven's Shadow Blood Song Tower Lord Queen of Fire

Blood Song

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405525961
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Fiction

The UK's bestselling epic fantasy debut of 2013 and the first book in the New York Times bestselling Raven's Shadow series. 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. Praise for Blood Song: 'Engrossing' - Buzzfeed 'Powerful' - SFFWorld 'Compelling' - SFX

Queen of Fire

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405525978
Release Date: 2015-07-02
Genre: Fiction

Queen of Fire is the spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling Raven's Shadow series - a powerful tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure. EMPIRES WILL FALL Queen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of the Realm will not satisfy her lust for vengeance - she wants to pursue them across the ocean and burn their empire to ashes. To do so, she must place her faith in the Seventh Order: men and women who wield terrible powers, born of the Dark itself. Vaelin Al Sorna would sacrifice his life for his queen - and may yet have to. Only by unmasking the Volarians' mysterious Ally can the tide of war be turned. To this end, Vaelin must travel deep into the icebound north, in search of a man who cannot die - and he must do it without the aid of his blood song, which has fallen ominously silent . . . Praise for Raven's Shadow: 'Engrossing' - Buzzfeed 'Powerful' - SFFWorld 'Compelling' - SFX

Raven s Shadow

Author: Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101133910
Release Date: 2004-07-27
Genre: Fiction

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs comes a fantastical series set in a world where magic is the only thing that stands between humanity and total destruction... Seraph is a Raven mage, and among the last of the Travelers who ensure that the city of Colossae is safe from evil. Unwelcome by those who fear magic, the wizard clans have been decimated by the very people they’ve sworn to protect. But Seraph is spared a similar fate by the ex-soldier Tier—and together they build a life where she is no longer burdened by her people’s responsibility. But now Tier is missing—or dead—and Seraph’s reprieve from her duty is over. Using her magic to discover her husband’s fate, Seraph realizes the prison that holds the evil entity known as Stalker is weakening—and only Seraph can fulfill her ancestors’ oath...

An Echo of Things to Come

Author: James Islington
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316274128
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Fiction

The second book in the acclaimed Licanius Trilogy by James Islington. "Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." - B&N SF & Fantasy Blog "Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire." - Guardian In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs-finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians, and uncovers a dangerous political secret. Meanwhile, their compatriot Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows. And Caeden races against time to fulfill his treacherous bargain with the Lyth, but as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed... The Licanius TrilogyThe Shadow of What Was LostAn Echo of Things to ComeThe Light of All That Falls

Tower Lord

Author: Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405525954
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Fiction

The enthralling second novel in the New York Times bestselling Raven's Shadow series, and sequel to the critically acclaimed epic fantasy debut Blood Song THE REALM BURNS. Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home. Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life. Nothing will stop her from exacting bloody vengeance - not even the threat of invasion from the greatest enemy the Realm has ever faced. Yet as the fires of war spread, foes become friends and truths turn to lies. To save the Realm, Reva must embrace a future she does not want - and Vaelin must revisit a past he'd rather leave buried. Praise for Raven's Shadow: 'A major new talent' - Buzzfeed 'Powerful' - SFFWorld 'Compelling' - SFX

Borrowed Crime

Author: Laurie Cass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698176539
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction

Librarian Minnie Hamilton spreads the joy of reading throughout Chilson, Michigan, with her bookmobile, but she doesn’t ride alone. Her rescue cat, Eddie, and a group of volunteers are always on board to deliver cheer—until one of her helpers gets checked out for good... When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she’s worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she’s determined to keep her patrons—and Eddie’s fans—happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn’t see Eddie. The library director doesn’t exactly know about the bookmobile’s furry co-pilot. But when a volunteer dies on the bookmobile’s route, Minnie finds her traveling library in an even more precarious position. Although the death was originally ruled a hunting accident, a growing stack of clues is pointing towards murder. It’s up to Minnie and Eddie to find the killer, and fast—before the best chapter of her life comes to a messy close…

A Time of Dread

Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316502238
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Fiction

Acclaimed epic fantasy author John Gwynne with the first book of a new trilogy. The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient enemy may not be as crushed as they thought. In the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests - a sign of demonic black magic. In the south, Riv, a young, tempestuous soldier, discovers a deadly rift within the Ben-Elim themselves. Two individuals with two world-changing secrets. But where will they lead? And what role will Drem and Riv play in the Banished Land's fate? Difficult choices need to be made. In the shadows, dark forces are gathering, waiting for their time to rise. . . For more from John Gwynne, check out: The Faithful and the FallenMaliceValorRuinWrath

The Guns of Empire

Author: Django Wexler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698409460
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Fiction

As the “audacious and subversive”* Shadow Campaigns novels continue, the weather is growing warmer, but the frosty threat of Vordan’s enemies is only growing worse... As the roar of the guns subsides and the smoke of battle clears, the country of Vordan is offered a fragile peace… After their shattering defeats at the hands of brilliant General Janus bet Vhalnich, the opposing powers have called all sides to the negotiating table in hopes of securing an end to the war. Queen Raesinia of Vordan is anxious to see the return of peace, but Janus insists that any peace with the implacable Sworn Church of Elysium is doomed to fail. For their Priests of the Black, there can be no truce with heretics and demons they seek to destroy, and the war is to the death. Soldiers Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass find themselves caught between their general and their queen. Now, each must decide which leader truly commands their loyalty—and what price they might pay for final victory. And in the depths of Elysium, a malign force is rising—and defeating it might mean making sacrifices beyond anything they have ever imagined. From the Hardcover edition.

Hope and Red

Author: Jon Skovron
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316268134
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Fiction

In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two people will find a common cause. Hope, the lone survivor when her village is massacred by the emperor's forces is secretly trained by a master Vinchen warrior as an instrument of vengeance. Red, an orphan adopted by a notorious matriarch of the criminal underworld, learns to be an expert thief and con artist. TOGETHER THEY WILL TAKE DOWN AN EMPIRE. The Empire of StormsHope and RedBane and Shadow

Infernal

Author: Mark de Jager
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473529366
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Fiction

'If Jack Reacher came to Westeros and started beating the hell out of everybody, you’d have Mark De Jager’s Infernal ... daring, dangerous, and full of surprises' Sebastien de Castell, author of Traitor's Blade NO MEMORIES. NO MERCY. Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a world blighted by dark magic. Hunted by relentless enemies, Stratus must learn who – and what – he truly is, or risk plunging the world into ruin...

The Dark Ferryman

Author: Jenna Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756405211
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

As the civil war escalates, Sevryn and Rivergrace are separated from each other as Rivergrace battles the warrior queen Lariel's accusations of high treason, with only her Dweller sister and the mysterious Dark Ferryman as her allies, in the sequel to The Four Forges.

Mageborn

Author: Stephen Aryan
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316554794
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Fiction

Fear of magic is intensifying across the west. Morgan, a former Guardian of the Peace, believes the eradication of magic will lead to stability and lasting world peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with magical ability. The Red Tower is their last hope. Sheltered from a world that fears them, the students there are taught to control their wild and powerful gifts. But unrest is stirring both outside the walls of the Red Tower and within. The Age of DreadMageborn For more from Stephen Aryan, check out: Age of DarknessBattlemageBloodmageChaosmage