Draconis Memoria

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The Waking Fire Summary

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire.

For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world.

Yet now a crisis looms. The drake bloodlines are weakening, and war with the Corvantine Empire seems inevitable. The Syndicate's only hope of survival lies with the myth of a legendary drake whose powerful blood might just turn the tide of the war - if it even exists.

The task of hunting down this fabled creature falls to Claydon Torcreek, a petty thief and unregistered blood blessed. He's handled many valuable things in his time (most of them illegal) but nothing as priceless as his nation's future.

©2016 Anthony Ryan (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Waking Fire

    • Book One of Draconis Memoria
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steven Brand
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire. For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world. Yet now a crisis looms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Times for heroes are back!

    • By Nina on 08-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Legion of Flame

    • Book Two of the Draconis Memoria
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    The Legion of Flame is the action-packed second audiobook in the Draconis Memoria series - an enthralling epic fantasy of magic, adventure and the furious battle to forge an empire. Claydon Torcreek has survived drake-infested jungles, hostile tribes and the cold touch of betrayal - yet his troubles have only just begun. The legendary white drake - believed to be nothing more than a myth - has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Contemporary Fantasy Tour de Force

    • By Simon on 08-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Empire of Ashes

    • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades, and countless more will surely follow. Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge - along with their ragtag band of allies - stand between the White Drake's fury and the world's end. To save the future, they must delve into the past - and unravel a timeless mystery that might just turn the tide once and for all.

    Regular price: £19.99