Blood Song by Anthony Ryan audiobook

Blood Song

By Anthony Ryan
Read by Steven Brand

Penguin Audio 9780425267691

The Raven’s Shadow Trilogy: Book 1

23.09 Hours Unabridged
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“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm."  Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.

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Summary

Summary

“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm."

 Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order.

But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy—a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties and bloody action.” Publishers Weekly
Deftly and originally executed…A page-turner. Booklist
Ryan’s style is somewhat relaxed and paced extremely well…[Blood Song is] like the love child of Patrick Rothfuss and Joe Abercrombie writing the story of Jon Snow (of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire) in the Night’s Watch...A top contender for most impressive debut of the year. It is a thick, meaty novel of substance…A powerful epic that, while ending with a sense of closure, hints at more to come. SFFWorld.com
Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy—a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties and bloody action...[A] promising debut. Publishers Weekly
Just impossible to put down…I had to read it ASAP and to reread it immediately on finishing, as I could not part from the wonderful universe the author created. Fantasy Book Critic
Ryan is a new fantasy author destined to make his mark on the genre. His debut novel, Blood Song, certainly has it all: great coming-of-age tale, compelling character and a fast-paced plot. If his first book is any indication of things to come, then all fantasy readers should rejoice. Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series
Fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels should find this debut much to their liking. Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Ethan 9/13/2017

Hi Michael, I read your review, and I think you may have clicked on the wrong star rating by accident (1/5) as opposed to what you mentioned in your review (4/5).

Thanks for the review, I might check it out some time.
by Michael1 9/13/2017
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Engaging

It didn't take long for this book to take flight. This is not the first book I've read where the main character or characters went through training in their youth and then faced adversity afterwards. I was drawn in quickly to the training, and even more so, the subsequent tests they went though. The story was dark at times, but I like that, as long as it is done right. There was a couple of slow parts, but I still give it 4 out of 5 stars. I cannot wait for the second book. And the end . . . really didn't expect that. I had to read it twice to make sure I fully got it. A must read!

Author

Author Bio: Anthony Ryan

Author Bio: Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan is the author of the Raven’s Shadow novels, including Blood Song, Tower Lord, and Queen of Fire. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 23.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English