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Blood Song (#1 Ravens Shadow)
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Anthony Ryan
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Blood Song (#1 Ravens Shadow)

Anthony Ryan


Orbit Books

Fantasy » Epic Fantasy;
Fantasy » Dark Fantasy;
Fantasy » Sword & Sorcery;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places


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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. A powerful, action-packed epic fantasy debut from an exciting new British talent

By:   Anthony Ryan
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 132mm,  Width: 201mm,  Spine: 51mm
Weight:   504g
ISBN:   9780356502489
ISBN 10:   0356502481
Series:   Ravens Shadow
Pages:   768
Publication Date:   February 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anthony Ryan lives in London and is a writer of fantasy, science fiction and non-fiction. He previously worked in a variety of roles for the UK government, but now writes full time. Anthony maintains an active blog at

Blood Song is a tremendous debut ... fast-paced, action-packed and character-driven FANTASY BOOK CRITIC 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 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 mix of The Name of the Wind and The Left Hand of God ... I cannot recommend this book enough BESTFANTASYBOOKS.COM 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 An instant sensation ... an excellent start to this series READ DREAM RELAX Smartly-written coming-of-age story ... Compelling SFX I still love - and want - that feeling of completely absorbing escapism that good fantasy can supply - and Blood Song brings it in force PORNOKITSCH Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy-a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties, and bloody action PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Well wrought characters, a fascinating world, and crackling prose ... Not to be missed KINGOFTHENERDS.COM Blood Song is unique ... The next Epic Fantasy book everybody should read BLOTTED PAGES An immensely satisfying and immersive experience Dark Matter

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