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February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« on: December 25, 2019, 01:59:29 PM »

Time for an epic fantasy in the dark of February.


An empire ravaged by dark forces. A quest through perilous lands. One woman who could save the people, or doom them.

Young noblewoman Nadia will do anything to kill Emperor Darien Warrick. He has executed her mother, unleashed dark magic on his citizens., and imprisoned everyone within the empire. He might claim he's doing it all for the greater good, but Nadia knows the truth. He is nothing but a tyrant and a murderer.

Young woodsman Markus has spent his entire life dreading the day he must serve in Warrick's Imperial Guard. Markus will do anything to escape that fate, even if it means joining Nadia in her desperate quest. With danger around every corner, they must fight their way across the empire, and that's only the beginning.

Empire of Chains is a fast-paced, action-packed epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of classic fantasy looking for a few modern twists. Join Nadia, Markus, and other heroes as they battle through burning cities, deadly swamps, and the ever-present threat of Warrick's elite Imperial Guards.
About the Author
Ryan W. Mueller is an author of fantasy and science fiction for all ages. He enjoys talking about himself in the third person (who doesn't?). Currently, he has written all four books of the World in Chains series, with the first, Empire of Chains, scheduled for release on June 30, 2017 and the next three to follow over the course of the next year.

He's a big fan of Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Jim Butcher, and many other fantasy authors. He first decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of 11 after he started reading Harry Potter.Between that and Super Nintendo RPGs, he was pretty much destined (or perhaps doomed) to become a fantasy writer, though he does like to branch out to science fiction occasionally. His fantasy is classic fantasy with modern twists. That is, you'll see a lot of familiar tropes, but he tries to put his own spin on them (hopefully with some success). For him, part of the joy of fantasy is the tropes, and as TVTropes would tell you, there is nothing wrong with tropes. It's all a matter of how you use them.

He enjoys connecting with readers and other writers. You can find him on Facebook as Ryan W. Mueller, on Twitter as @RW_Mueller, and on various fantasy forums including FantasyFaction, SFFWorld, and Best Fantasy Books.

For excerpts, please visit his website at: ryanwmueller.com.
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 02:15:49 PM »
Hey, what's this book about? Maybe it's not my cup of tea ;D
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 10:34:48 PM »
Will you be reading this one @JMack?
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 11:02:47 PM »
Will you be reading this one @JMack?

I’m in! I bought Ryan’s book a while back on Kindle, and now I can schedule it in.  :)
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 04:45:32 PM »
I've already read it so I'll comment in the thread as you guys read it.

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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 06:06:21 PM »
Now I'm terrified.

I am planning on doing a free promotion later this month. I'll keep everyone posted on the dates.

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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 08:27:26 AM »
Now I'm terrified.

I am planning on doing a free promotion later this month. I'll keep everyone posted on the dates.

No need to be terrified , I tell isos to tone it down with his comments  :P
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 08:39:59 AM »
Now I'm terrified.

I am planning on doing a free promotion later this month. I'll keep everyone posted on the dates.

No need to be terrified , I tell isos to tone it down with his comments  :P

No problem.. as long as I get a free signed copy ;D
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 05:37:29 PM »
Just dropping in to let everyone know that Empire of Chains will be free from the 27th through the 31st.

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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 06:29:09 AM »
Just dropping in to let everyone know that Empire of Chains will be free from the 27th through the 31st.

It’s the 27th  :) :)
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2020, 06:29:17 AM »
@Ryan Mueller  How can I get a copy? :)
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2020, 07:54:05 AM »
@Ryan Mueller  How can I get a copy? :)
If you click on the book link in Ryan's signature it takes you to amazon UK - not sure if you usually get it from there.
Although looking carefully, it's not free yet/there.
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2020, 12:31:10 PM »
Just got the Kindle version free from amazon.com (which my account is tied to). I'll join in once I'm done with The Monster Baru Cormorant.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 01:41:11 PM »
I don't have Kindle and can't see any ebook option. The only option I can see is paperback on Amazon.
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Re: February 2020 club book pick: Empire of Chains by Ryan Mueller
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2020, 01:57:58 PM »
I don't have Kindle and can't see any ebook option. The only option I can see is paperback on Amazon.
You can read the ebook on any device, I think you only need the Kindle app. I've installed it on my Lenovo tablet for a couple of stories.

This is the link for the general ebook (Amazon UK), showing free:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Chains-World-Book-ebook/dp/B0727YT6SP/ref=tmm_kin_title_sr?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

and the Amazon.com link:
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Chains-World-Book-ebook/dp/B0727YT6SP/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=empire+of+chains&qid=1580133518&sr=8-1
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