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Anthony Ryan

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Anthony Ryan is the New York Times best selling author of the Raven's Shadow epic fantasy novels as well as the Slab City Blues science fiction series. He was born in Scotland in 1970 but spent much of his adult life living and working in London. After a long career in the British Civil Service he took up writing full time after the success of his first novel Blood Song, Book One of the Raven's Shadow trilogy. He has a degree in history, and his interests include art, science and the unending quest for the perfect pint of real ale.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
New Books
December 2022

The King Must Fall
Series contributed to
Deep Magic collections
   2. The Best of Deep Magic: Anthology Two (2021) (with Charlie N Holmberg, Ken Liu, Wulf Moon, Jeanna Mason Stay, Michael J Sullivan and Jeff Wheeler)
   3. Deep Magic: Third Collection (2020) (with KD Julicher, Wulf Moon, Carrie Anne Noble, Aaron Perry, Anthony Tardiff, Charity West and Jeff Wheeler)
   4. Deep Magic: Fourth Collection (2021) (with Charlie N Holmberg, Caitlyn McFarland, Wulf Moon, Jeanna Mason Stay, Michael J Sullivan and Jeff Wheeler)
Anthony Ryan recommends
The Thousand Names (2013)
(Shadow Campaigns, book 1)
Django Wexler
"Succeeding volumes may end up doing for the Napoleonic Wars what George R. R. Martin did for the Wars of the Roses. Highly recommended."
Beyond Redemption (2015)
(Manifest Delusions, book 1)
Michael R Fletcher
"Set in a world where madness equates to power, Michael R.Fletcher's Beyond Redemption is often as nightmarish as it isfascinating. An alarming, original and compulsive tale laced with a blackly comic sensibility. Highly recommended."
Red Sister (2017)
(Book of the Ancestor, book 1)
Mark Lawrence
"The lyrical excellence of previous books is present in full force here and it’s fair to say that Mark Lawrence has evolved into a master of his craft. In Red Sister he has produced a novel that is as thought provoking as it is entertaining, and as poignant as it is ferocious. Highly recommended."
Blackwing (2017)
(Raven's Mark, book 1)
Ed McDonald
"Blackwing quickly gained the rare distinction of being one of those books that felt as if it had been written especially for me...Ed McDonald handles the action with a deft hand and has created a compelling central character who remains likeable despite a lengthy list of flaws."
The Rage of Dragons (2017)
(Burning , book 1)
Evan Winter
"Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent."
Wrath of Gods (2018)
(Paternus, book 2)
Dyrk Ashton
"A refreshing take on contemporary fantasy-highly recommend."
The Gutter Prayer (2019)
(Black Iron Legacy, book 1)
Gareth Hanrahan
"Compelling . . . rich with dark and original wonders."
The Blacktongue Thief (2021)
(Blacktongue, book 1)
Christopher Buehlman
"Highly entertaining ride through a world as monstrous as it is wonderous."
Pennyblade (2022)
J L Worrad
"Pennyblade doesn't so much reinvent well-worn fantasy tropes as stab them to death in a dark alley. Kyra Cal'Adra is a lethally alluring protagonist weaving an intricate tale rich in ferocious action and multifaceted intrigue, all topped off by a deliciously vicious twist."
The Children of Gods and Fighting Men (2022)
(Gael Song, book 1)
Shauna Lawless
"Highlander meets The Last Kingdom as feuding clans of magical undying vie for control of tenth-century Ireland in this assured and captivating debut. Themes of motherhood and conflicted obligation lie at the heart of Shauna Lawless's historical fantasy, explored through the eyes of two powerful women compelled to navigate a land where men hold sway, or think they do. I was hooked from page one."

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