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The New York Times best-selling Raven's Shadow Trilogy was a perfect listen for "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". Now Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria....
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from captive or hunted Reds, Greens, Blues, and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that bestow fearsome powers on the rare men and women known as the Blood-blessed.
But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate's last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.
Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered Blood-blessed who finds himself pressed into service by the Protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted lands in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an Ironship cruiser whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.
As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war - or drown in its wake.
©2016 Anthony Ryan (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-15-16

Narrator does not do the story Justice

Waking Fire starts off a bit awkwardly. But after your about a third of the way through the book is very entertaining. I believe alot of the bad reviews stem from the monotone narration. Steven Brand did not do this book any favors. But he did not ruin the book, as I have seen poor narration do with other decent books. I personally am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Smokey on 07-07-16


What disappointed you about The Waking Fire?

3 strikes and your out.

Blood Song was epic
Tower Lord was a good/decent read
Queen of Fire was almost terrible
the Waking Fire....not good. Boring. No discerning voices between characters. Found myself stopping the book and doing other things. Had to force myself thru chapters

After Blood song, Anthony Ryan was on my buy immediately list.
After Waking Fire, Anthony Ryan will only be purchased if on sale

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68 of 90 people found this review helpful

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