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READ & DOWNLOAD á The Waking Fire ´ The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels” Now Anthony Ryan begins a new saga The Draconis MemoriaThroughout the vast lands conHarted territories in search of a creature he believes is little than legend Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory And Corrick Hile is the second lieutenant of an ironship whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world   As lives and empires clash and intertwine as the unknown and the known collide all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war or drown in its wake   Library Journ. I have not read any book by Anthony Ryan but I can say that I am in the Anthony Ryan fan club as of December 12 This book is just a majestic combination of several fantasy elements in a 16th century setting primarily for the weapons being used rather than medieval Magic dragons and the cover is just an amazing visual of the book and as for covers is just a great selling cover for me adventure which also includes the Renaissance financing of companies and adventures such as intrigue political and otherwise cliffhanger and story telling I have to admit that the book takes some time to introduce the world the characters and the interactions; I do not mind them as long as the presentation takes the right amount of time This book took the right amount of time and I loved it Also around 40% in the book takes a very different pace and it is difficult to put downview spoiler I had just a moment of concern when the book described an absolute violence in treating dragons The abuse of animals is something that bothers me significantly yes I am one of those people but it got contained uickly so all in all it was manageable hide spoiler

The Waking FireHarted territories in search of a creature he believes is little than legend Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory And Corrick Hile is the second lieutenant of an ironship whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world   As lives and empires clash and intertwine as the unknown and the known collide all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war or drown in its wake   Library Journ. I have not read any book by Anthony Ryan but I can say that I am in the Anthony Ryan fan club as of December 12 This book is just a majestic combination of several fantasy elements in a 16th century setting primarily for the weapons being used rather than medieval Magic dragons and the cover is just an amazing visual of the book and as for covers is just a great selling cover for me adventure which also includes the Renaissance financing of companies and adventures such as intrigue political and otherwise cliffhanger and story telling I have to admit that the book takes some time to introduce the world the characters and the interactions; I do not mind them as long as the presentation takes the right amount of time This book took the right amount of time and I loved it Also around 40% in the book takes a very different pace and it is difficult to put downview spoiler I had just a moment of concern when the book described an absolute violence in treating dragons The abuse of animals is something that bothers me significantly yes I am one of those people but it got contained uickly so all in all it was manageable hide spoiler

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The Waking Fire Æ The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels” Now Anthony Ryan begins a new saga The Draconis MemoriaThroughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Syndicate nothing is prized than the blood of drakes Harvested from the veins of captive or hunted Reds Green Blues and Blacks it can be distilled into elixirs that give fearsome powers to the rare me. Hooray I've finishedI've been reading this book for 16 weeksI'm a sloooooow reader And it's a long book At 220000 words it's longer than any book I've written and almost three times as long as Prince of Thorns Still it's only half a George Martin doorstopBut mostly I had an electronic copy and I don't get on with reading from my laptop I keep nipping off to the internetSo to the bookFirst off it's really well written Anthony Ryan can write In fact he's annoyingly goodThere are three point of view characters and the story is split reasonably evenly between themThe main pillars of the book are world building and story The magic comes in through gaining powers from drinking the blood of dragons drakes exactly the same as in an unpublished book I wrote in 2001 down to the colours and the fact that a very tiny percentage of people can survive drinking the blood The implementation though bears no resemblance to mine and the setting is a refreshingly different with late 19th centuryish technology and a vast commercial empire where profit and trade have replaced royalty or democracy The presence of the drakes and the need to harvest them make for an unusual kind of Victoriana Plus there's a largely unexplored continent where the drakes are hunted and on which a lost explorer is sought Dr Livingston I presumeOur characters are a secret operative in the corporate wars a thief with special talents co opted to explore the wilds in search of a uniue drake and a naval officer serving on an ironclad warshipI loved the naval battles and the life aboard ship stuff The covert operations were great fun too And the out in the wilds with the drakes and the natives element was also fascinating In this last thread we have a wild west element with gunmen and women aplentyIt's a marvelous piece of imagination with plenty of twists and reveals to keep it goingAny complaints or doubts Not on my own behalf I will say though that the spectacular success of Ryan's debut Blood Song was in part due to the focus on a single young heroic character Many fantasy readers like a 'cool' sword swinging hero and they got that in spades in Ryan's first book Some readers were disappointed by the move to multiple characters in the rest of that trilogy that I must read In The Waking Fire although our secret agent has plenty of smooth moves there really isn't a 'wow' character to appeal to the demographic that love a blood and guts hero This is a sophisticated story although don't worry plenty of people get shot in the head and the Gatling guns vs winged fire breathing dragons are very cool put me in mind of Myke Cole's Black Hawks vs dragons in the Shadow Ops booksIn short then it's a great read with tons of twisty story and excellent world building Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #Prizes #FreeContent CHARACTERS ì PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK ´ Anthony Ryan

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Anthony Ryan ´ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD N and women who have the ability harness them 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 The Syndicate's last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake far powerful than the rest and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it   Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered blood blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the protectorate and sent to wild unc. I received a signed ARC of The Waking Fire the day before my birthday Best birthday gift ever I'll begin by saying that The Waking Fire is nothing like the Blood Song If you are looking for a Badass and heroic flaming sword holding and ever winning protagonist you are searching in the wrong placeThe story is evenly divided between 3 POV characters A naval officer a well accomplished thief and an Academy graduate James Bond ish secret agent But they are not what makes this book great That would be the combination of the general story There are Drakes You can drink the blood of the Drakes You will most probably die by it But if you don't if you are part of the minority you can obtain special powers that will make you both invincible in battles and a valuable aspect to the various organisations that control the Empire with the trade and profit of the blood of the Drakes and the world building a late Victorian era with steampunk gadgets and technologyThere will come a time when a covert operation will transform into a tactical engagement Whilst such a circumstance should be avoided wherever possible you should be prepared to shift your operating parameters accordingly However this does not mean an abandonment of careful planning or pursuance of only the most realistic objectivesThe narration was skillfully executed giving a creepy transparent style to the story and providing controversial and teeth grinding elements The great characterization as well the realism that characterizes all of Anthony's works can be seen at the slow building momentum and rising tension that eventually is wrapping up the various threads hooking you up with the intriguing story All in all The Waking Fire is a uniue and well written story combining old school fantasy with modern elements offering something new to the genre If not in the top it should definitely be in the top 5 of your TBR ListYou can find of my reviews on