The Pariah

The Pariah : Book One of the Covenant of Steel

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'A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance' John Gwynne

When the task is a killing, be quick and make sure of it.

Torment is an indulgence.

Save it for only the most deserving.

Born in 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 comradeship of his fellow thieves. Yet an act of betrayal sets him on a new path of blood and vengeance, which 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 human and arcane forces gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?

The Pariah begins a dark and bloody new fantasy epic from New York Times bestseller Anthony Ryan, whose books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.

'The Pariah is Anthony Ryan at his best. A fast-paced, brutal fantasy novel with larger-than-life characters and a plot full of intrigue and suspense' Grimdark Magazine
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Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 48mm | 840g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356514552
  • 9780356514550
  • 125,463

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This is Anthony Ryan's best book yet
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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) * The Pariah is Anthony Ryan at his best. A fast-paced, brutal fantasy novel with larger than life characters and a plot full of intrigue and suspense. With bloody twists and turns aplenty, this novel is destined to become a favourite of the grimdark community * Grimdark Magazine * Gritty and well-drawn, this makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans * Publishers Weekly (stared review) *
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About Anthony Ryan

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.
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4,069 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 47% (1,916)
4 38% (1,538)
3 12% (470)
2 3% (112)
1 1% (33)
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