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The Waking Fire

Book One of Draconis Memoria

By Anthony Ryan

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The action-packed start to a thrilling new epic fantasy series from New York Times bestseller Anthony Ryan, author of Blood Song


Anthony Ryan - bestselling author of fantasy sensation Blood Song - returns with an action-packed new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the furious battle to forge an empire.

Claydon Torcreek is a Blood-blessed, able to channel the powers contained in the blood of wild drakes. While his brethren serve as elite spies and assassins, Clay prefers the life of a small-time criminal in the dangerous slums of Carvenport.

Yet war is coming, and it seems Clay is going to end up on the losing side - unless he can track down a legendary drake, whose powerful blood might just be enough to achieve victory. Clay has handled many things in his time (most of them illegal) but nothing as priceless as his nation's future.

'Fabulous . . . Sure to be another fantasy classic' Huffington Post UK

'The world Ryan has created for his new dragon adventure is a joy to visualise' SciFiNow

'A fascinating world packed with dragons, pirates, political machinations and an interesting magic system to boot' Fantasy Faction

'A marvellous piece of imagination with plenty of twists, a refreshingly different setting, and excellent world-building' Mark Lawrence

'Memorable characters and great action' Django Wexler

'Excellent epic fantasy' BookBag

Biographical Notes

Anthony Ryan lives in London and is the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow trilogy. He previously worked in a variety of roles for the UK government, but now writes full time. His interests include art, science and the unending quest for the perfect pint of real ale.

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  • ISBN: 9780356506364
  • Publication date: 02 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 720
  • Imprint: Orbit
Fabulous . . . Sure to be another fantasy classic — Huffington Post UK
A marvelous piece of imagination with plenty of twists, a refreshingly different setting, and excellent world-building. A great read — Mark Lawrence
The world Ryan has created for his new dragon adventure is a joy to visualise — SciFiNow
A fascinating world packed with dragons, pirates, machine guns, political machinations and an interesting magic system — Fantasy Faction
I loved this book. The characters were fun and well-rounded, the world itself a fascinating entity I cannot wait to explore further — Fantasy Book Review
Orbit

The Legion of Flame

Anthony Ryan
Authors:
Anthony Ryan

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FaithWords

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David Thibodeau

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Corsair

Notes on a Foreign Country

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Authors:
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Orbit

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Authors:
Tade Thompson

John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel A Google Play Favourite Book 2017 NOMMO Award nominee for Best NovelRosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers.Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future.

Sphere

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Orbit

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