Raven's Shadow

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 27,754 ratings

The Lady of Crows Publisher's Summary

A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of arch schemer King Janus. Charged with protecting the renowned drunkard and cardsharp Sentes Mustor, Derla finds herself drawn into a high stakes game with the notorious criminal overlord known as One Eye.

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  • Book 0.5

    • The Lady of Crows

    • Raven's Shadow, Book 0.5
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of arch schemer King Janus. Charged with protecting the renowned drunkard and cardsharp Sentes Mustor, Derla finds herself drawn into a high stakes game with the notorious criminal overlord known as One Eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent yet teasing to the point of frustration

    • By Daniel on 06-12-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 1

    • Blood Song

    • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, did not enjoy the narration

    • By Morten on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Blood Song

    • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,587

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Fantasy Debut I've Read!

    • By Joshua on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 1.5

    • The Lord Collector

    • A Raven's Shadow Novella, Book 1.5
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 472

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything but the price

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Tower Lord

    • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • compelling story

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Tower Lord

    • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,885

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Masterpiece from Anthony Ryan. One

    • By Howard on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Queen of Fire

    • A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 26 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,330

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Completion of the Collapse of Potential

    • By Joe Chad on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Queen of Fire

    • Book 3 of Raven's Shadow
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 26 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31