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The Empire of Ashes

Book Three of Draconis Memoria

By Anthony Ryan

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The Empire of Ashes is the action-packed conclusion to the Draconis Memoria series - an enthralling epic fantasy of magic, adventure and the furious battle to forge an empire, from international bestselling author Anthony Ryan

'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

The White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades and countless more will surely follow.

Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge - along with their ragtag band of allies - stand between the white drake's fury and the world's end.

To save the future, they must delve into the past - and unravel a timeless mystery that might just turn the tide once and for all.

Armies will clash and ancient secrets will be revealed in The Empire of Ashes, the thrilling conclusion to Anthony Ryan's Draconis Memoria series.

Praise for the series:

'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

Books by Anthony Ryan:

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

Raven's Shadow
Blood Song
Tower Lord
Queen of Fire

Raven's Blade
The Wolf's Call (coming summer 2019)

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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Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end — Publishers Weekly
The series is action packed, full of intrigue, and just plain fun. Ryan deftly writes something for fans of dragons, steampunk, or gutsy characters (or all three). Readers of epic adventure fantasies like Game of Thrones should check this series out — Booklist
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The Wolf's Call

Anthony Ryan
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Anthony Ryan
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Terry Brooks
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The Legion of Flame

Anthony Ryan
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Anthony Ryan

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Orbit

The Waking Fire

Anthony Ryan
Authors:
Anthony Ryan

'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' SciFiNowClaydon 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.Anthony Ryan - bestselling author of fantasy sensation Blood Song - delivers an action-packed epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the furious battle to forge an empire.'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' BookBagBooks by Anthony Ryan: The Draconis MemoriaThe Waking FireThe Legion of FlameThe Empire of AshesRaven's ShadowBlood SongTower LordQueen of Fire

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