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'Robin Hobb meets Joe Abercrombie . . . This is fantasy with a totally legendary feel' Fantasy Book Review
'The Wolf's Call is everything a fantasy fan could ever wish for' Booknest
'Anthony Ryan's best work since the release of his incredible debut . . . fantastic storytelling' Novel Notions
'An immensely satisfying, top-notch adventure fantasy' Kirkus
Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend. It was his leadership that overthrew empires and his sacrifice that saved the Unified Realm from destruction. Now he lives a quiet life, his days of warfare behind him.
Yet whispers have spread across the sea of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who thinks himself a god. When Vaelin learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde's grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat.
To this end, he travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings - a strange land ruled by honour and intrigue. And as the drums of war echo across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns that there are some battles even he cannot hope to win.
The Wolf's Call is the start of an action-packed epic fantasy series from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.
Books by Anthony Ryan:
Queen of Fire
The Wolf's Call
The Black Song
The Waking Fire
The Legion of Flame
The Empire of Ashes
The Covenant of Steel
Ryan boldly returns to the world of the Raven's Shadow fantasy trilogy (Blood Song, etc.) with this epic but overextended sequel series launch. After building a reputation for skill in battle and unmatched leadership, Vaelin Al Sorna has chosen the quiet life. But the rumor of war from across the sea is all it takes to bring him out of retirement that and the knowledge that his lost love, Sherin, is in the grasp of one of the war leaders. Traveling to the realm of Merchant Kings, confronting the evil with whom he shares the title Darkblade, and learning the truth about Sherin are only the start of what makes Vaelin question whether he is strong enough to endure his greatest battle yet. Ryan's language, often overwritten to the point of obscurity, is the primary road block for this otherwise thrilling deep dive into fantasy warfare. Unseasoned fantasy readers may get lost in a complicated web of action, verbose imagery, and multitudinous characters, but those familiar with Ryan's work will find this installment immersive as well as highly technical.