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  • The Empire of Ashes

  • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (876 ratings)

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The Empire of Ashes

By: Anthony Ryan
Narrated by: Steve West
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Publisher's summary

In the White Drake's war, the price of freedom is paid in blood and fire....

For hundreds of years, the Ironship Trading Syndicate was fueled by drake blood - and protected by the Blood-blessed, those few who could drink it and wield fearsome powers. But now the very thing that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it. A drake of unimaginable power has risen, and it commands an army of both beasts and men.

Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore have been spread to disparate corners of the world, but they are united in their desire to defeat the White Drake and the Spoiled who follow it.

Humanity itself is at stake, but with the aid of ancient knowledge, revolutionary technology, and unexpected allies, all hope is not lost. Saving the world will require sacrifice, as Clay, Lizanne, and Hilemore will see all they know either consumed by flames or reborn from the ashes.

©2018 Anthony Ryan (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end.” (Publishers Weekly)

"The series is action packed, full of intrigue, and just plain fun. Ryan deftly writes something for fans of dragons, steampunk, or gutsy characters (or all three). Readers of epic adventure fantasies like Game of Thrones should check this series out." (Booklist)