Anthony Ryan (writer)

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Anthony Ryan
Born 1970
Scotland, United Kingdom
Genre Fantasy and Science Fiction
Notable works Raven's Shadow series

Anthony Ryan is a Scottish writer of fantasy and Science Fiction, best known for his books about Vaelin Al Sorna, which started in 2013 with Blood Song. He worked as a full-time researcher before switching to full-time writing. He currently lives in London, England. He has a degree in Medieval History.


Anthony Ryan was born in Scotland in 1970 but has spent much of his adult life in London.[2] Anthony Ryan initially self-published Blood Song,[3] however, he switched to major publication when Penguin books offered him a three-book deal in May 2012. He started writing full-time after the success of the publication. He continues to self-publish a series of SF Noir novellas.


Raven's Shadow[edit]

  • Blood Song (2013)
  • Tower Lord (2014)
  • Queen of Fire (2015)

Slab City Blues[edit]

  • Slab City Blues
  • Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
  • Slab City Blues: A Hymn to Gods Long Dead
  • Slab City Blues: The Ballad of Bad Jack
  • Slab City Blues: An Aria for Ragnarok
  • Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories - It will collect all the five stories of Slab City Blues.

The Draconis Memoria[edit]

A series of 3 books (which could be extended into 4 books) that is set in a completely new world.

  • The Waking Fire ( July 2016 )
  • The Legion of Flame ( June 2017 )
  • The Empire of Ashes (July 3, 2018)

Short Stories[edit]

Raven's Shadow

  • The Lord Collector. Available in Blackguards Anthology.
  • A Duel of Evils. Available in Unfettered II Anthology.
  • The Lady of Crows

The Draconis Memoria

  • Sandrunners. Available in Legends II Anthology - Stories in Honour of David Gemmell.


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