Tower Lord

Tower Lord

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“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.

Title:Tower Lord
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425265628
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    Tower Lord Reviews

  • Petrik

    2.5/5 starsOn its own, Tower Lord is not a bad book. But as a sequel, it was disappointing.The first time I finished reading Blood Song, it was in 2017. Since then, I honestly haven’t mustered the c...

  • Faye, la Patata

    Let me tell you a story. Around December 2012, a good friend of mine, Kureha, approached me to say that there was this book on Amazon that was getting huge attention. She told me I should check it ...

  • Plushie

    Rating: 2.5/5I was lucky to to have just finished Blood Song recently, and to my utter delight, its sequel, Tower Lord, was due for release not long after. I was excited! There would be no year long w...

  • Mayim de Vries

    “You know who I am,” he said. “Who are you?”She gave a mirthless smile. “I am a songbird in a cage. And now so are you.”On some level I do envy those who never ventured beyond the Blood So...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    Sale Alert: Kindle Daily Deal 27Jul20 $1.99Reread before the final book releasePossible Minor Spoilers for BloodSongWhile Bloodsong is completely Vaelin’s journey The Tower Lord opens up more of thi...

  • Choko

    *** 3.75 ***I am not exactly sure how I feel about this installment in the Raven Shadow Series. It is getting interesting, it is keeping its violent edge, and the story is a bit more spread geographic...

  • Mihir

    Full review over at Fantasy Book CriticANALYSIS: Tower Lord is a book that I’ve been waiting for since 2012. Anthony Ryan really announced himself in spectacular fashion with his self-publication s...

  • Gavin

    This was even better than Blood Song. Telling the story from the perspective of four POV characters was a masterstroke. It gave the book a more epic feel and added depth to characters like Lyrna and F...

  • Conor

    4.5 Stars Tower Lord is the highly anticipated follow-up to Anthony Ryan’s brilliant debut: Blood Song. Ryan was undoubtedly under a lot of pressure to produce a worthy sequel to his massively succe...

  • H P

    I was really excited for this book and have been waiting with anticipation for this to come out. Tower Lord however is but a shadow of Blood Song. While Blood Song had a tight plot and pacing with an ...