The Pariah - Anthony Ryan

The Pariah

By Anthony Ryan

  • Release Date: 2021-08-24
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 470 Ratings


"A gritty, heart-pounding tale of betrayal and bloody vengeance. I loved every single word." —John Gwynne

The Pariah begins a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm.

Born into 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 freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path - one of blood and vengeance, which eventually 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 dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?

"This makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

For more from Anthony Ryan, check out:

Raven's Shadow Trilogy
Blood Song
Tower Lord
Queen of Fire

Raven's Blade Duology
The Wolf's Call
The Black Song

The Draconis Memoria Trilogy
The Waking Fire
The Legion of Flame
The Empire of Ashes


  • Fantastic read

    By Aye1837
    The world he grows is fascinating. The lead character is so multifaceted. My favorite part is Anthony Ryan finally to me figured out how to write about something mystical and fulfill the mystical part of it!! His past series I felt as if he didn’t hit the level that was needed.
  • Great Read

    By Ed Chambers
    The author has penned a novel with great pace and fun. Characters come in and out of the story focused around the protagonist. Real loss and intrigue Enough action to keep everyone interested. I can’t wait to read the next one.
  • Great Read!

    By banjoremolaude
    The best of I have read in quite some time! Amazing story with well drawn characters. I can’t wait for the next installment!
  • Gorgeously Written

    By MyHouseOfHorrors
    As an avid listener of audiobooks I found myself enraptured with the main character almost immediately. The story flowed beautifully if unexpectedly at times. I can go on and on however… I find myself writing this most likely sloppy review with a singularly pure intention to express. “It’s worth every penny, and you shouldn’t hesitate.”
  • C’mon man

    By CranKing4
    yeah, that’s not gonna happen. the warning signs are in there