Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow - Raven's Shadow (Paperback)
  • Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow - Raven's Shadow (Paperback)

Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow - Raven's Shadow (Paperback)

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Paperback 768 Pages / Published: 20/02/2014
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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.

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.

'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 (coming July 2019)

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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356502489
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 132 x 201 x 51 mm

'Blood Song is a tremendous debut . . . fast-paced, action-packed and character-driven' * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC *
A top contender for most impressive debut of the year . . . Blood Song is a powerful epic that, while ending with a sense of closure, hints at more to come * SFFWORLD *
An utterly engrossing high-fantasy epic from a major new talent that explores themes of war, faith, and loyalty amidst incredible action scenes and artfully developed characters * BUZZFEED *
Blood Song is a fantastic debut . . . Anthony Ryan is a master story teller -- Mark Lawrence
A mix of The Name of the Wind and The Left Hand of God . . . I cannot recommend this book enough * BESTFANTASYBOOKS.COM *
This is epic fantasy at its best with action, rivalries, espionage, the promise of future revelations and ever-present twists * BOOKBAG *
'Blood Song delighted me again and again' * FANTASY FACTION *
An instant sensation . . . an excellent start to this series * READ DREAM RELAX *
Smartly-written coming-of-age story . . . Compelling * SFX *
I still love - and want - that feeling of completely absorbing escapism that good fantasy can supply - and Blood Song brings it in force * PORNOKITSCH *
Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy-a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties, and bloody action * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
Well wrought characters, a fascinating world, and crackling prose . . . Not to be missed * KINGOFTHENERDS.COM *
'Blood Song is unique . . . The next Epic Fantasy book everybody should read' * BLOTTED PAGES *
An immensely satisfying and immersive experience * Dark Matter *
One of the next master storytellers * Fantasy Book Review *

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“Very good”

This was an exciting book which I could not put down. Very easy to read and can't wait for the next one!

Paperback edition
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“Highly Recommend”

Having recently discovered the joys of fantasy,
Blood Song is certainly up there in my top ten. The
plot and characterisation are both strong and engaging.
It was very hard to put... More

Hardback edition
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“Blood Song”

What can I say - this was one of the best books I'd read for ages (so much so that I had to immediately get the sequel). It reminds me a lot of Patrick Rothfuss' Name of the Wind, in it's... More

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