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Anthony Ryan 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.

For news and general wittering about stuff he likes, check out Anthony's blog at: http://anthonystuff.wordpress.com
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The Black Song – UK Cover and Sample Chapter

Many thanks to the Fantasy Inn for hosting the reveal of the UK cover for The Black Song, the second and final book in The Raven’s Blade duology. 





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You can now read an excerpt from the first chapter here





The Black Song is released in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa on July 28th. Pre-order here: 





Ebook:  amazon.co.uk  – iBooks –  Kobo  –  Google Play





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message 17: by Matteo

Matteo Mazzoli Thank you so much for accepting my friend request, and thank you for your Raven's Shadow series, absolutely awesome. Always keep Vaelin in my heart, man, thank you!


message 16: by Anthony

Anthony Ryan Immortal wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Mr Ryan. It means a lot to me."

My Pleasure. Thanks for reading.


Immortal Thank you for accepting my friend request, Mr Ryan. It means a lot to me.


message 14: by Shashi

Shashi Hi Anthony!
Thank you very much for sending me Queen of Fire as a part of the giveaway. I received it yesterday so I thought I should thank you in person. So thank you!:D (As you can see, I'm really very thrilled) I just started reading it and promise to write a review as soon as I'm done. Cheers! :)


message 13: by Mike (last edited Mar 24, 2014 06:14PM)

Mike Anthony wrote: "Zoe wrote: "Hi Anthony !
Glad to see "Raven's shadow" among the best on this list..here is the link
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comme......"


It would be much higher than it is if it were a bit better known. I advertise your book every chance I get.


message 12: by Zoe

Zoe Anthony wrote: "Zoe wrote: "Hi Anthony !
Glad to see "Raven's shadow" among the best on this list..here is the link
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comme......"


Is place well deserved Sir !


message 11: by Anthony

Anthony Ryan Zoe wrote: "Hi Anthony !
Glad to see "Raven's shadow" among the best on this list..here is the link
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comme...

You sh..."

Thanks Zoe, can't believe I'm placed higher than The Liveship Traders.


message 10: by Zoe

Zoe Hi Anthony !
Glad to see "Raven's shadow" among the best on this list..here is the link
http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comme...

You should be proud.


Anthony Ryan Zoe wrote: "Thanks for the friend acceptance.i am glad I found and read your work.looking forward to read more of your projects."
Thanks Zoe, much appreciated.


message 8: by Zoe

Zoe Thanks for the friend acceptance.i am glad I found and read your work.looking forward to read more of your projects.


Anthony Ryan Tracey wrote: "Thanks for accepting. Really Loving Blood Song!"

Glad you like it. Check back in July for bk 2


Tracey the Lizard Queen Thanks for accepting. Really Loving Blood Song!


Anthony Ryan Shashi wrote: "Thank you for becoming my friend. I just finished your book and I can't breath :D I am going to be so book hungover for the next few days it is not even funny. I have not felt this way since I firs..."
Thanks Shashi. Book hangovers are the worst kind of hangover, only to be cured with more books.


Shashi Thank you for becoming my friend. I just finished your book and I can't breath :D I am going to be so book hungover for the next few days it is not even funny. I have not felt this way since I first read Patrick Rothfuss. You sir, are amazing. And I can't wait to read your next book!


message 3: by Rollie (last edited Aug 27, 2013 08:23PM)

Rollie This is so Fantastic! Currently reading your book and it's really a WOW! Thanks for accepting my request! Hope to read more of your books soon, Master. :)


John Gregory Wynn For all your fans:

If anyone wants a signed copy of the UK Version of Blood Song when it comes out Goldsboro Books has them. They Ship to the US! :
http://www.goldsborobooks.com/books/b...


♥ Unaeve ♥ Thank you for becoming my friend.
I loved your Blood Song very much,looking forward to read more of your work.
Best wishes in achieving everything you have put your mind to!
A new fan ♥


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