Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.


"Absolutely wonderful. The god's voice is mesmerizing, tender and careful....feels closer to the register of folk tale than epic, and is all the more riveting for that." -- The New York Times Book Review


For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven.


He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.


But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself. . .and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.


"The Raven Tower is an enormously compelling novel. It may draw inspiration from Hamlet, reweaves the fabric of Shakespeare's play into cloth of a different color entirely. Leckie's worldbuilding is deep and thorough, showing us the edges of a broad, rich, complicated world, and her characters are fascinating." --


"Sharp, many layered, and, as always for Leckie, deeply intelligent." -- Kirkus (starred review)

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (used)

  • Orbit 2019

    Used hardcover in very good condition

    432 pages