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The Waking Fire

(2016)
(The first book in the Draconis Memoria series)
A novel by

 
 
The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “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.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria...

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed.
 
But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.
 
Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered Blood-blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the Protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted lands in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an Ironship cruiser whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.
 
As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.

 
*Library Journal

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A marvellous piece of imagination with plenty of twists, a refreshingly different setting, and excellent world-building." - Mark Lawrence

"The Waking Fire is part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean, and part Mistborn. It's got wonderful, memorable characters and great action...I loved it." - Django Wexler


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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
ISBN: 0-356-50639-8 / 978-0-356-50639-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
ISBN: 1-101-98785-5 / 978-1-101-98785-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
ISBN: 1-101-98787-1 / 978-1-101-98787-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
ISBN: 0-356-50636-3 / 978-0-356-50636-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
ISBN: 0-356-50638-X / 978-0-356-50638-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: DO NOT USE
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: The Draconis Memoria
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: The Draconis Memoria
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Waking Fire (The Draconis Memoria Book 1)
Author(s): Anthony Ryan
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA