Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow

Hachette UK
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'A master storyteller' - Mark Lawrence

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.

Blood Song is the epic first novel in the internationally bestselling Raven's Shadow series - an enthralling tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure.

'Engrossing' - Buzzfeed

'Powerful' - SFFWorld

'Compelling' - SFX

Books by Anthony Ryan:

Raven's Shadow
Blood Song
Tower Lord
Queen of Fire

Raven's Blade
The Wolf's Call

The Draconis Memoria
The Waking Fire
The Legion of Flame
The Empire of Ashes

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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.
 
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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
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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Apr 11, 2013
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Pages
592
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ISBN
9781405525961
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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