This is epic fantasy at its best with action, rivalries, espionage, the promise of future revelations and ever-present twists
'Blood Song is a tremendous debut . . . fast-paced, action-packed and character-driven'
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
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
I still love - and want - that feeling of completely absorbing escapism that good fantasy can supply - and Blood Song brings it in force
Well wrought characters, a fascinating world, and crackling prose . . . Not to be missed
An instant sensation . . . an excellent start to this series
A mix of The Name of the Wind and The Left Hand of God . . . I cannot recommend this book enough
Smartly-written coming-of-age story . . . Compelling
Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy-a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties, and bloody action
An immensely satisfying and immersive experience
Blood Song is a fantastic debut . . . Anthony Ryan is a master story teller
'Blood Song delighted me again and again'
One of the next master storytellers
'Blood Song is unique . . . The next Epic Fantasy book everybody should read'