The Pariah: Book One of the Covenant of Steel by Anthony Ryan
‘A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance’ John Gwynne
When the task is a killing, be quick and make sure of it. Torment is an indulgence. Save it for only the most deserving. Born in the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the comradeship of his fellow thieves. Yet an act of betrayal sets him on a new path of blood and vengeance, which leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army.
Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as human and arcane forces gather to oppose Evadine’s rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?
The Pariah begins a dark and bloody new fantasy epic from New York Times bestseller Anthony Ryan, whose books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Praise for Anthony Ryan ‘A master storyteller’ Mark Lawrence ‘Robin Hobb meets Joe Abercrombie. This is fantasy with a totally legendary feel’ Fantasy Book Review ‘Everything a fantasy fan could ever wish for’ Booknest ‘Fantastic storytelling’ Novel Notions