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‘A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance. I loved every single word’ John Gwynne

The Pariah
begins a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.


Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path – one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army.

Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine’s rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?

Praise for Anthony Ryan

‘A master storyteller’ Mark Lawrence

‘Robin Hobb meets Joe Abercrombie . . . this is fantasy with a totally legendary feel’ Fantasy Book Review

The Wolf’s Call is everything a fantasy fan could ever wish for’ Booknest

‘Fantastic storytelling’ Novel Notions

Reviews

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