Draconis Memoria

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848 ratings

The Waking Fire Publisher's Summary

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for 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.

©2016 Anthony Ryan (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Waking Fire

    • Book One of Draconis Memoria
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for 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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Waking Fire

    • The Draconis Memoria, Book 1
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

    Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues, and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed. But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Start to a New Series

    • By Joshua on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 2

    • The Legion of Flame

    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629

    For centuries the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood - and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood-blessed - to fuel and protect its empire. But now a fearsome power has arisen - a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and ironship captain Corrick Hilemore embark upon perilous quests to chase down clues that offer faint hopes of salvation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good continuation of the series

    • By Isobel on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Legion of Flame

    • Book Two of the Draconis Memoria
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Legion of Flame is the action-packed second audiobook in the Draconis Memoria series - an enthralling epic fantasy of magic, adventure and the furious battle to forge an empire. Claydon Torcreek has survived drake-infested jungles, hostile tribes and the cold touch of betrayal - yet his troubles have only just begun. The legendary white drake - believed to be nothing more than a myth - has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wait until book 3 is out

    • By Trond Morten Mandt on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • The Empire of Ashes

    • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good work!

    • By Grant on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Empire of Ashes

    • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades, and countless more will surely follow. Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge - along with their ragtag band of allies - stand between the White Drake's fury and the world's end. To save the future, they must delve into the past - and unravel a timeless mystery that might just turn the tide once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great conclusion

    • By philip on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $21.81