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The Waking Fire : Book One of Draconis Memoria

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Anthony Ryan - author of fantasy sensation Blood Song - returns with The Waking Fire, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the furious battle to forge an empire.For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the Blood-blessed - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world.Yet now a crisis looms. The drake bloodlines are weakening, and war with the Corvantine Empire seems inevitable. The Syndicate's only hope of survival lies with the myth of a legendary drake, whose powerful blood might just turn the tide of the war - if it even exists.The task of hunting down this fabled creature falls to Claydon Torcreek, a petty thief and unregistered Blood-blessed. He's handled many valuable things in his time (most of them illegal) but nothing as priceless as his nation's future.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 163 x 240 x 48mm | 894g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356506398
  • 9780356506395
  • 100,223

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Memorable characters and great action -- Django Wexler Anthony Ryan is David Gemmell's natural successor and epic fantasy's best British talent * Fantasy Book Critic * A major new talent * Buzzfreed * The Waking Fire is a marvellous piece of imagination with plenty of twists, a refreshingly different setting and excellent world-building. A great read -- Mark Lawrence Ryan has weaved a bright and magical world for you to explore along with the wonderfully woven prose as a guide, through what is sure to be another fantasy classic * Huffington Post UK *show more

About Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan lives in London and is a New York Times bestselling writer of fantasy, science fiction and non-fiction. He previously worked in a variety of roles for the UK government, but now writes full time. He has a degree in history and his interests include art, science and the unending quest for the perfect pint of real ale.show more

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Ryan has weaved a bright and magical world for you to explore along with the wonderfully woven prose as a guide, through what is sure to be another fantasy classic Huffington Post UKshow more

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4,747 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (2,034)
3 15% (732)
2 4% (173)
1 1% (41)
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