The action-packed start to a thrilling new epic fantasy series from New York Times bestseller Anthony Ryan, author of BLOOD SONG.
The new star of British fantasy returns with THE WAKING FIRE, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire.
IGNITE THE FIRES OF WAR
Claydon Torcreek is a bareknuckle brawler and small-time thief, who cares little for matters of empire. Yet the failure of his latest heist (not to mention some old-fashioned blackmail) has left him with no choice but to accept a dangerous mission in service to his country.
War is coming, and Clay is almost certainly going to be on the losing side . . . unless he can hunt down a fabled creature whose valuable blood might just turn the tide - if it even exists. Clay has handled many things in his time (most of them illegal), but nothing as priceless as his nation's future.
Anthony Ryan is David Gemmell's natural successor and epic fantasy's best British talent - Fantasy Book Critic
A major new talent - Buzzfeed
Incredible pace and extensive worldbuilding
Anthony Ryan is a master storyteller
Anthony Ryan lives in London and is the New York Times bestselling author of the Raven's Shadow and Draconis Memoria series. 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.