Raven's Shadow
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    Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow | Anthony Ryan

    Blood Song: Book 1 of Raven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
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    We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

    Good book, did not enjoy the narration

    I found the story to be very good, but having just listened through the The Name of the Wind and The Wise Mans Fear, where the narrator gives a stella..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2015 by Morten ()
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    Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1 | Anthony Ryan

    Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and 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.

    Loved it!

    While I am reminded of Joe Abercrombe's books (Which I like), I like Ryan's writing style much better! It's hard to describe, but Ryan's action scenes..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2014 by Trip Williams (Upstate, SC, United States)
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    The Lord Collector: A Raven's Shadow Novella, Book 1.5 | Anthony Ryan

    The Lord Collector: A Raven's Shadow Novella, Book 1.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
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    Author's note: The following story takes place in the same world as my novel Blood Song, the first volume in the Raven's Shadow trilogy. I wrote it because I wanted to more fully explore characters who appear in Blood Song and the sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. Readers familiar with my work are sure to recognize a certain pale-eyed, raspy-voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order, and those curious as to the origins of the Tower Lord of the Southern Shore will find answers here.

    Everything but the price

    loved story, needs price cut in half snd that would still be on the high side even if a hardbacked novella paying royalties for song lyrics in every c..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2015 by Kindle Customer ()
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    Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2 | Anthony Ryan

    Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
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    The realm burns. Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home. Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life.

    Engaging to the point of distraction

    I have listened to hundreds of hours of audio books I would rate this series as one of the best. loved how it was written from each main character's p..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2016 by Jacquie ()
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    Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2 | Anthony Ryan

    Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

    The Great Swampy Middle!
    Reviewed on July 11 2014 by Jack (Hillsboro, OR, United States)
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    Queen of Fire: A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 3 | Anthony Ryan

    Queen of Fire: A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
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    After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant - those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark - and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named battle lord of the realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties.

    A bit disappointing

    I was so excited for this book to come out, as I absolutely loved Bloodsong, and Tower Lord was pretty good as well. However, this was a downer compar..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2015 by Adam ()
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    Queen of Fire: Book 3 of Raven's Shadow | Anthony Ryan

    Queen of Fire: Book 3 of Raven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
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    The spectacular conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Raven's Shadow series, which began with the critically acclaimed Blood Song. Empires will fall. Queen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of the Realm will not satisfy her lust for vengeance - she wants to pursue them across the ocean and burn their empire to ashes. To do so she must place her faith in the Seventh Order.

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