Raven’s Shadow

I loved the first book of the series – Blood Song. Vaelin Al Sorna is perhaps the most honorable bad ass character ever.

An epic fantasy exploring themes of conflict, loyalty and religious faith. Vaelin Al Sorna, Brother of the Sixth Order, has been trained from childhood to fight and kill in service to the Faith. He has earned many names and almost as many scars, acquiring an ugly dog and a bad-tempered horse in the process. Ensnared in an unjust war by a king possessed of either madness or genius, Vaelin seeks to answer the question that will decide the fate of the Realm: …who is the one who waits?

Blood Song is the first volume of Raven’s Shadow – a new epic fantasy of war, intrigue and tested faith.

“Anthony Ryan is a new fantasy author destined to make his mark on the genre. His debut novel, Blood Song, certainly has it all: great coming of age tale, compelling character, and a fast-paced plot. If his first book is any indication of things to come, then all fantasy readers should rejoice as a new master storyteller has hit the scene.” — Michael J. Sullivan, author of The Riyria Revelations

Books in the Raven’s Shadow Series:

  • Blood Song (2013)
  • Tower Lord (2014)
  • Queen of Fire (2015)

Raven's Shadow

Raven's Shadow


8.5 /10

Magic System

7.2 /10


8.8 /10


7.3 /10

World Building

8.5 /10

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