The Pariah: Book One of the Covenant of Steel (Paperback)Anthony Ryan (author)
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'A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance. I loved every single word' John Gwynne
The Pariah begins a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.
Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path - one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier's life in the king's army.
Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?
'The Pariah is Anthony Ryan at his best. A fast-paced, brutal fantasy novel with larger-than-life characters and a plot full of intrigue and suspense' Grimdark Magazine
'This is Anthony Ryan's best book yet' Michael Fletcher
'Fantastic writing, an amazing world, a plot that won't quit, and an unforgettable character . . . Anthony Ryan is one of the best epic fantasy authors out there' Bookworm Blues
'Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R. R. Martin fans' Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 44 mm
This is Anthony Ryan's best book yet * Michael Fletcher *
A richly-detailed world with well-developed characters, a complex plot, mysteries, prophecy, viscerally-felt action and a protagonist to root for * KV Johansen *
Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
The Pariah is Anthony Ryan at his best. A fast-paced, brutal fantasy novel with larger than life characters and a plot full of intrigue and suspense. With bloody twists and turns aplenty, this novel is destined to become a favourite of the grimdark community * Grimdark Magazine *
Fantastic writing, an amazing world, a plot that won't quit, and an unforgettable character, The Pariah starts out a new fantasy series that is sure to become one of his best, foraging new ground and, at the same time, reminding readers why Anthony Ryan is one of the best epic fantasy authors out there * Bookworm Blues *
Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans * Publishers Weekly (stared review) *
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