“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm."
Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
Vaelin’s father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the Unified Realm—and Vaelin’s rage at being deprived of his birthright knows no bounds. Even his cherished memories of his mother are soon challenged by what he learns within the Order.
But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.
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About the Author
Anthony Ryan is the author of the Raven’s Shadow novels, including Blood Song, Tower Lord, and Queen of Fire. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next book.
About the Narrator
Steven Brand, native
to Dundee, Scotland, lived in East Africa when he was young, spending nine
years in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He experienced film for the first time in
a drive-in cinema in Kenya. In 2002, having worked extensively in theater, film,
and television in the UK, Steven was brought over to the United States to star
in The Scorpion King. Following the
success of his American debut, Steven’s work has included the HBO series The Mind of the Married Man, Stephen
King’s Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, CSI, and others. Steven has homes in
London and Los Angeles.