The third book of epic conflicts and arcane intrigue in New York Times bestselling author Anthony Ryan’s Draconis Memoria series.
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. Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore, spread to disparate corners of the world, must rely upon the new powers and knowledge they have gained at great price to halt its forces–or face the end of all they know.
Praise for The Empire of Ashes
“Ryan skillfully navigates multiple narrators to unveil a world steeped in magic and on the brink of destruction. Both the characters and the setting are irresistible right through to the end.”—Publishers Weekly
“The series is action packed, full of intrigue, and just plain fun. Ryan deftly writes something for fans of dragons, steampunk, or gutsy characters (or all three). Readers of epic adventure fantasies like Game of Thrones should check this series out.”—Booklist
Praise for The Draconis Memoria series
“The Waking Fire is part Indiana Jones, part Pirates of the Caribbean and part Mistborn. It’s got wonderful, memorable characters and great action…I loved it.”—Django Wexler, author of The Infernal
ABOUT THE EMPIRE OF ASHES
For centuries in the Ironship Syndicate, drake blood has been the main source of fuel for the corporation. The blood-blessed guard the blood, and only a few are chosen to drink it. The drinker will wield formidable powers – and when one drake of unimaginable strength rises, a clash of incredible magnitude threatens the corporation. Commanding an army of both beasts and men, the dragon that sustained the corporate world threatens to destroy it.
Rogue Blood-blessed Claydon Torcreek, Syndicate agent Lizanne Lethridge, and Ironship captain Corrick Hilemore must spread to disparate corners of the world, relying upon the new powers and knowledge they have gained at great price to halt its forces – or face the end of all they know.
ABOUT ANTHONY RYAN
Anthony Ryan is the author of the Raven’s Shadow novels, including Blood Song, Tower Lord, and Queen of Fire, and the Draconis Memoria novels, including The Waking Fire and The Legion of Flame. Find out more about Anthony Ryan online at anthonyryan.net and on Twitter @writer_anthony.