Great read! Keep up the writing and we will keep up with the reading. Hey Cepulis, just curious about your opinion of Game of Thrones? Not trying to come across in a negative way, but your first sentence had me wondering if you liked the books or not. I think that you really have something there that will only keep on getting bigger.
Did I miss the part where you said when book 2 is coming out? I plan on reading your Slab series next. Blood Song was amazing! I see that author has potential to be like RR Martin. Just finished the Blood Song. Loved it!! Eagerly waiting for the Book II. I presume, Tower Lord!! Just wanted to say that Blood Song is a fantastic work of fantasy. Great character work and good story. Looking forward to book two.
I just want to say thank you for Blood Song. This was an amazong book and I look forward to reading more of your works in the future. And I have to say that I am in awe of your talent. You are not only a great writer, you are a Hell of an editor, as well. I look forward to reading your next novel, and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that….
Up until six months ago I read everyday… But with all the same old, same old we see in fantasy these days I just grew tired of the monotony. That is until I gave the sample of Blood Song a try.. I was immediately hooked!! Is there a print copy available? If so where can I get one…and I would definitely pay whatever your asking for a signed copy to add to my collection.. You should also consider an adio version.. I have several friends that only listen to their books on the way to work, and I would hate for them to miss out on this amazing book.
Thanks, and keep it up!! I take a bow! I can not put down in words how much I enjoyed Blood Song. Thanks Greg. With luck your hope should be rewarded some time next year. Followers of this blog will know when I do. Especially if it guaranteed me a first edition, hopefully signed.
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You are definitely my favorite author. I must have read 30 or 40 books in the past year. I have to admit that I found it fascinating. I am in agreement with many of the posters here. Write more! Charge more when you do! Holy Crap — What a story. I bought it on Amazon as it had so many great reviews and it definitely did not disappoint! Great writing style, characters I actually cared something for and a great story. Like many above I go through a book a week and this is my book of the year so far.
I am guessing the next book will be priced higher and I for one will not give a damn. Bravo sir! Just wanted to say thank you for the awesome read! I have read quite a lot of fantasy and SF so I am kind of picky nowadays. Keep up the outstanding work! Just finished reading Blood Song.
What a fantastic find! I read a lot of fantasy, and I have to say I would put this up with my all-time favorites such as George R. Bravo, Anthony. Alternatively, you could download a pdf from Smashwords and print it off, but you might want to stock up on printer ink first. Hi Anthony, fantastic work with Blood Song!
A perfect combination of complexity and epic story-telling without getting overly complicated like Erikson or tangled up like George R. I finished your book the other day and I really loved it! I am eagerly waiting for the next book in the Blood Song series. You well deserve to charge more for your excellent work.
I just wanted to say thanks for writing the best fantasy book I have read ………. I found this by chance searching on my Kindle and I am so glad I did. The only problem I have now is everything else I try to read just does not compare. Just amazing work. Thanks again. These lonely songs Of tears and sorrow Painted with flowers Painted with blood Fill my frail heart. Thanks for such beautiful writing — yamabuki. Outstanding in every element! I would echo Ryan G. This book with the proper marketing and cover should be a best seller. Book club on Friday, and this will be my selection for next week.
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Look forward to book 2, and hope that you see all of the success this work so richly deserves. Joining in on the hordes who loved battle song. A fantastic read! Complex, in-depth writing, I loved the characters and the tale. Also voting for the next installment as soon as you are able!
Arguably the most gripping, coherent, and inspiring work of fantasy I have read. Wish it were prescribed reading for my Masters. Ryan, Congratulations on your recent draft finish and your achievement in Blood Song. You are a gifted storyteller and I look forward to purchasing more of your work. Blood song is such an epic fantasy,compelling storylines,fleshed out characters and a master crafted world to wrap it all in. I have read fantasy for over 40 years and i have got to say its been many a year since ive read a book of the calibre of Blood song.
You sir MR Ryan are a star! Amazing read! I want to thank you for rekindling my love for fantasy fiction that sadly has been lost for the past few years. I was very psyched to read the Tower Lord milestone 6. Now my plan of mailing you a ridiculous amount of coffee in hopes of helping you finish faster seem unnecessary… I have made sure all of my friends have purchased a copy.
Keep up the fantastic work! Congrats on finishing first draft of Tower Lord. Just discovered your work and finished everything in the last month so looking forward to publishing date. Blood Song was an amazing read. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Just read Blood song yesterday while i was pulling a 24 hour guard duty.. Wow, I dont usually write reviews, but wow.
Blood Song grabs you by the neck and does not let go.
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When you are done reading you want more, not because it leaves you wanting, just simple not wanting it to end. It does a better job than most with back story and going into such detail that you feel the pains and hopes of the characters. It brought back memories of my own unique military experiences from training to war. Some good, some not. But those experiences made me who I am. And you can see it in a very believable fashion shaping the characters into what they will become.
No leap of fiath needed. As much as I love my Kindle, some books you just have to have on the shelf and this is one of them. I only have one major complaint. That I didnt hear about this sooner. Thank you, Anthony Ryan. I was so disappointed…. Martin, and Hugh Howey to name a few. Wish I could get Blood song in hardcover for my bookshelf.
Thanks Terry. Comment edited for the spoiler. I have yet to ead Blood song although I will without a doubt since I enjoy your Slab city chronicles so much. Will there be nay Slab-city release in the near future? Thanks Fredrik. Hope to have it finished by Xmas. I loved the imagery and back story. Character development was fantastic. Excellent job. This would also make a great video game. Book 2 is written and with my publisher — see my post in October. Congratulations, nice job, I think it will become a best seller. Have considered a Spanish translation? My fantasy-freak friends will appreciate it!
Thanks Jofre. However, foreign publication rights rest in the hands of my publisher so it would require a Spanish publisher buying the rights before it happens. Ryan, you are simply amazing! You are that good…no, you are better. Thank you for being such a good writer! Most Sincerely, Olivia Duncan. Many thanks OLivia. So much thanks, keep writing, and I wish you tons of success in your writing career. I thoroughly enjoyed Blood Song. Anthony, you have a wonderful literary talent and you have popped onto my short list of authors to watch for new releases.
Have to admit, I thought the reviews on Blood Song might be fake as a lot of independent authors on amazon have trumped up reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised. In the past year, Blood Song was one of perhaps four or five books I read that was truly memorable. The edition I read really could have used some work from an editor as there were many grammatical errors, and I could have done a bit without some of the overly harsh foreshadowing at the end of chapters, but the story telling was so remarkable it easily made up for those minor faults.
I read a TON of books, always have, and this one is a real standout. Not so with Blood Song; it was very engaging and kept me on my toes! Real talk, Mr. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I am about halfway thru Blood Song now and i can not stop reading it, The story is captivating and the main character is awesome, I found this book on amazon looking for books like King of Thorns and Farseer trilogy, and I am really glad i found your book because so far it is the best yet. Please hurry on the Tower Lord!! I loved Blood Song!!!
Definitely one of the best books I have ever read! I have recommended it to many friends. So I was eager to read Slab City series and I downloaded the first two books off of this site.
I wish I could say I liked book 1 but I gave up on it. I had to work way too hard to figure out what was going on. It kept me from bonding with the characters. Blood Song was easily one of the best books I read last year, this is good considering I read well over books last year :! When is the second supposed to be coming out? I eagerly await it! It was a recommended read on the Kindle App. Someone in their review compared it. I loved David Gemmells books. But for a new […]. Anthony I would definitely love to see a full length slab city blues novel.
Those books rock my socks bro. I agree! I knocked out all four in a day and I would love to have more! Will signed copies of Blood Song be available anywhere to pre-order or purchase online? Thanks for the info :]. Hi Matt, Yes, the audiobook is currently in production. No confirmed release date yet so watch this space. I dove right in after reading preface and finished the chapter 1 right there in the aisles. I have looked far and wide for a story of this Caliber for some time. I am glad to have found this Amazing tale. Thanks for allowing me a glimpse into this amazing world.
I just received Blood Song in the mail and am excited to start the series. Awesome book! The only thing i wonder is why its not out on Audible. Thanks Matthew.
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The UK audio rights to Blood Song are held by Orbit who have decided not to release an audio version at this time. Loved the Blood Song! It was recommended to me via my Kindle and it was amazing, literally could not put it down. For those who can read German. Great and efficient storytelling. It ist more important how the story ist told, than what is told. I have not even finished the book, but I am so impressed with the storytelling that I am commenting.
Terribly clever the way the story is being told. I only mention this because it was noted somewhere that you were also a fan of his work. Britain may have to pass the crown to a new king of heroic fantasy. Just read the book for the third time. Cannot wait to buy the next in July hopefully A Truly great read, the kind you cant put down!
Thank you sir. I really love blood song book 1. Blood song was amazing! I simply could not put it down! I cannot wait for the next book! Please keep up the incredibly descriptive, entrancing, and exquisite writing! Not every author has the ability to create a world that draws the reader into it — you are one of the few!!! The 5 brothers reminded me so much of arthur and his knights, each with their own particular set of skills and faults, which i loved. Fascinating religious angle. Characters i wish i knew more about -rare. And then you have them in such a diverse world where we see through only a small aperture of whats actually going on.
A pleasure. Always a pleasure to get so frustrated i dont know why things are happening, i. Loved the sophisticated structure of this book, each working part making the whole even greater. Hope the second one is as good. What you be your preferred channel of choice for fans looking to purchase tower lord? Any and all formats and channels are fine with me, Kelvin. Dear Anthony, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Your work is amazing! Keep it up!
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The wait for Tower Lord is agonizing! Hi Zoe, Thanks for the kind words. The Greek rights have been bought, no info on a release date yet though. Best, Anthony. I just want to say what an absolutely gripping and enthralling read Blood Song was. It was without a doubt one of the best books I have read in a long, long time, and is very much up there with the greats.
Thanks for the incredible journey — and good luck seeing Vaelin through some tough times for another incredible novel! I have pre-ordered Tower Lord and cant wait to read it. Keep it up sir! Good luck with the release. What is that ending to tower lord!!!!!! Ryan, you rock! Not only are you a fantastic writer, but the underlying themes regarding religion, faith, friendship, humanity, etc etc really hit home for me, and wanted to thank you for that.
Im interested in what motivated you to weave in such a strong tone on faith and religion. Do you have, or is there perchance in the works, some type of blog or forum where you can communicate with your fans on your work to date? Hi Mr. Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books, and I hope to read more of your writings in the future! I hope that tells you just how much I love your books. Hi Mr Ryan, I have just finished reading Tower lord another awesome book! When is the next one out? Thanks for the kind words, Anthony. Thanks Angel. Glad you liked the books.
I totally LOVE your books. I just hate waiting for the next one to come out! But 1 year is not that bad. Thanks for writing and not keeping us waiting too long! Thanks Debbie. So I am late to that party but I got here….. I read the first book very slowly savouring each chapter and paragraph sometime putting it down because I knew if I kept reading it I would get it finished and then it would be over.
Book 2 was worse if that was at all possible as there was a natural place to put it down as we changed between the characters and here I was trying to wring out the story for as long as possible. But here I am now joining the ranks of those waiting for book three and praying to the Dark that you dont get distracted and the song keeps singing for you. Dear Anthony, what a nice read! Blood Song was great. And this you did extraordinary. Nevertheless Tower Lord somehow changed from the story of a boy to the destiny of a realm and if I guess correctly I am in the last quarter of it to the destiny of the world.
The introduction of different characters POV surprised me first, somehow a change in your style of writing. BUT the vivid and interesting new characters made up for it. Thanks for the work. I know before I even say this that its to soon to ask but man I just have to ask. When is BOOK 3 coming out. I have in a week finished the first two without realizing that the second one just came out and now find myself almost like an addict for the next one. The books as a whole are great man well done and always keep you guessing.
They have just enough detail and plot to allow you to fall in love with the story with out getting bored or confused. Battles and the side stories are what keep me so animated about this book series. I just finished Blood Song. In a day. That was a mistake. Because now I just know I will finished Tower Lord only slightly slower than that and then there is no book three yet?! No book three! What do I do with myself? Glad you liked it. Less than 12 months to wait for book 3. Hope you like Tower Lord. How did you come up with Blood song and Tower Lord?
Loved them and will always read them constantly. I showed it to all my friends and they loved it to. Thank you so much for writing these books. How do you do it?
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I wrote an article for Upcoming4me. Thanks so much for all the hard work on Blood Song and Tower Lord. Thanks Marc, much appreciated. Have fun on the Slab. Hope to publish the final story in the new year. I am an older reader but fairly new to reading fantasy. My adult son introduced me to fantasy almost 4 years ago just a week before Christmas. I was in the hospital coronary care recovering from a near fatal heart attack and I asked my son to bring me something to read that would help take my mind off my ills and to help pass the time.
He brought me a book by Jim Butcher. It hooked me on fantasy and with a voracious appetite for the genre I have been reading on average books a week since then. I have a lot of catching up to do! He recommended we read Blood Song while waiting for his next Ryria books and I remembered I had it on my reader. I am sorry it took me so long to finally read it! I had to do another re-read of both books. They are so good, I feel I need to read them again.
I purchased Blood Song in paperback. I wish it was in hardback like Tower Lord. I have bought both so I can share with my son. Hi Beverly, Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated and sorry to have gotten you addicted. If you make a donation of any amount to Michael J. Blood Song and Tower Lord are simply amazing books. And as an avid reader, roughly 3 books per month, these two books not only kept my attention, but kept me reading continuously.
Sadly, when books do that, they are finished far too soon leaving the reader wanting more. So my question is this: When will we see a book 3? I am eager to continue the epic saga you have started. Thanks again for all your hard work! I was character crazy in both of those books, […]. In response have just ordered Tower lord and am looking forward to the next one. Just finished reading Tower Lord, as good if not better than Blood Song. Will have to wait patiently for the next release of this excellent saga.
I am disappointed that I read through both first books so quickly — the series is simply superb! I listened to Blood Song on a recommendation from Audible. I was hooked after Chapter 1 and immediately downloaded Tower Lord. I have listened exclusively to these two books for the last three months! On most days days I listened an average of four hours per days and on the weekends I have locked the doors and listened up to 20 hours.
I may even get all my Christmas knitting done this year! I purchased the hard copy books in hopes of having them signed should you ever make it this far Nevada. You blend together action, suspense, drama, and romance and combine it with a depth of character that many books lack. You have a life long fan, I can assure you that. I really loved the Slab stories.
Are there going to be more stories set on the Slab? I was also wondering how many books are going to be in the Blood Song series. Thanks El. Please can you tell me when the next book in the Blood Song trilogy is out?!?!? I have just finished Tower Lord in less than a week and am desperate to know what happens to all the characters!! Thoroughly gripping, could not put it down!! LOVE the stories!!! Your books are to blame. I could not put down Blood Song or Tower Lord.
Then Slab City Blues took over. Great Job, I should go study. Good afternoon, Mr. I really enjoyed Tower Lord, in italian edition. How old is Vaelin during this second book? Thanks if you would answer me. Alice — waiting for Queen of fire and sorry for her poor English. Hi Alice, Vaelin is about 28 at the start of Tower Lord. Thanks for the kind words and your English is far better than my Italian. Best regards, Anthony. Ryan, I picked up Blood Song on a whim one day.
I then proceeded to finish it and Tower Lord in about 10 days. On finding the third book was not out, it felt as though my favorite tv show came to an end. I am very anxiously awaiting Queen of Fire. Slowly, if I can. Thank you and please never stop writing. The actor Ryan Eggold wrote and directed. David Lynch himself is in the cast. Liam Neeson stars as their anonymous source, W. Mark Felt, the No. Kennedy assassination directed. Ritesh Batra directed. He subsequently lost his medical license but became a significant figure in the anti-vaccine movement his work initiated.
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