Tower Lord [NOOK Book]

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In Blood Song, Anthony Ryan introduced readers to “a fascinating world of conflicting religions and the wars fought in the name of those faiths” (Library Journal). Now Ryan’s epic tale continues as Vaelin Al Sorna discovers that there is ...
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Overview

In Blood Song, Anthony Ryan introduced readers to “a fascinating world of conflicting religions and the wars fought in the name of those faiths” (Library Journal). Now Ryan’s epic tale continues as Vaelin Al Sorna discovers that there is no escape from the call of destiny…



“The blood-song rose with an unexpected tune, a warm hum mingling recognition with an impression of safety. He had a sense it was welcoming him home.”



Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus’s vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus’s grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.



But those gifted with the blood-song are never destined to live a quiet life. Many died in King Janus’s wars, but many survived, and Vaelin is a target, not just for those seeking revenge but for those who know what he can do. The Faith has been sundered, and many have no doubt who their leader should be. The new King is weak, but his sister is strong. The blood-song is powerful, rich in warning and guidance in times of trouble, but is only a fraction of the power available to others who understand more of its mysteries. Something moves against the Realm, something that commands mighty forces, and Vaelin will find to his great regret that when faced with annihilation, even the most reluctant hand must eventually draw a sword.




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What People Are Saying

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Praise for Tower Lord "Easily...the best heroic fantasy of 2014.”—Fantasy Book Critic

Praise for Blood Song
 
“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.”—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series
 
“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 should find this debut much to their liking.”—Library Journal
 
“Just impossible to put down…I had to read it ASAP and to reread it immediately on finishing, as I could not part from the wonderful universe the author created.”—Fantasy Book Critic
 
“Ryan hits all the high notes of epic fantasy—a gritty setting, ancient magics, ruthless intrigue, divided loyalties and bloody action...[A] promising debut.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Deftly and originally executed…A page-turner.”—Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101612941
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: A Raven's Shadow Novel , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 3,992
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Ryan is the bestselling author of Blood Song. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Really good

    This was a very good book. Love this series. It is one of the better series I have read in a very long while. Very Bernard Cromwell like. Cant wait for the next one. I lost alot of sleep because I could not put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Everything I was hoping it would be!

    I read his first book (Blood Song) and loved it. This second book didn't let me down. Once he set the ball rolling, it wouldn't stop until you reached the end. A few twists in the story definitely kept me wanting more. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast paced fantasy fiction novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Absolutely awesome. Even better then blood song!

    Absolutely awesome. Even better then blood song!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    Wow!! Pleeeze give us more!

    Wow!! Pleeeze give us more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Great book

    Great reading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Great book

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Phenominal

    I don't write many reviews. I felt it necessary to set some thoughts down for one of my new favorite writers. Anthony Ryan is everything you could ask for in a writer. His world is large and colorful, full of unique cultures with deep history. His characters are engaging and have real personality much as one could want in real people. Even when they become larger than life through their adventures, Ryan manages to keep them human. Above all, Ryan keeps you hungering for the next page and you are upset when you reach the end because you want more.

    I have read hundreds of books by many authors. Ryan is among the best. If you want an adventure worthy of Rothfuss, Martin, Jordan, and Sanderson, get this book and the one before it. It's called "Blood Song."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Darkness

    Anyine here

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Best book ever

    Iread in two days

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    This was AWESOME!

    This is/was the best book I have read in a while. The books that come close is Blood Song and The song of Ice and Fire saga. THIS WAS EPIC?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Ryan

    *rolls over blood covering his face*

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