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A Tide of Black Steel

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356522807

Price: £22

ON SALE: 26th September 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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A NEW AGE HAS DAWNED. AN AGE OF BLOOD AND STEEL.
AN AGE OF WRATH.

The land of Ascarlia, a fabled realm of bloodied steel and epic sagas, has been ruled by the Sister Queens for centuries. No one has dared question their rule.

Until now.

Whispers speak of longships of mysterious tattooed warriors, sailing under the banners of a murderous cult of oath-breakers long thought extinct. A tide of black steel that threatens to vanquish all in its path.

Thera of the Blackspear, favoured servant of the Sister Queens, is ordered to uncover the truth. As Thera sails north, her reviled brother, Felnir, sets out on his own adventure. He hopes to find the Vault of the Altvar – the treasure room of the gods – and win the Sister Queens’ favour at his sister’s expense.

Both siblings – along with a brilliant young scribe and a prisoner with a terrifying, primal power – will play a part in the coming storm.

The Age of Wrath has begun.

A Tide of Black Steel begins a new blockbuster epic fantasy series from international bestseller Anthony Ryan, whose books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.

Praise for Anthony Ryan

‘A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance’ John Gwynne

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)

Books by Anthony Ryan

Raven’s Shadow
Blood Song
Tower Lord
Queen of Fire

Raven’s Blade
The Wolf’s Call
The Black Song

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

The Covenant of Steel
The Pariah
The Martyr
The Traitor

Writing as A. J. Ryan

Red River Seven

Reviews

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
Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans
Publishers Weekly (stared review)
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
A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance. I loved every single word
John Gwynne
Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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