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Ryan Van Loan

Ryan Van Loan is an up and coming Science Fiction and Fantasy author. Ryan served six years as a Sergeant in the United States Army Infantry (PA National Guard) where he served on the front lines of Afghanistan. Ryan has traveled around the world with his wife, wandering Caribbean island haunts, exploring the palaces and cathedrals of Europe, and hiking with elephants in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. When he’s not traveling Ryan enjoys hiking, soccer (football), tabletop gaming, weightlifting, and all things culinary. Ryan's debut novel, The Sin in the Steel (Tor Books), Book One in the Fall of the Gods series came out on July 21, 2020. Today, Ryan lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and two dogs where he’s hard at work on his next novel.


Ryan’s debut novel THE SIN IN THE STEEL about a Sherlockian teenager determined to upend her corrupt society and finds herself facing pirate queens, mages, and the undead to solve a mystery empires have failed to uncover is available now. Order here: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/the-sin-in-the-steel-by-ryan-van-loan/


D&D Alignment

Lawful Good but trying hard to be Chaotic Good


Bender Class



FMK: Fictional Character Edition

Marry Hermione, Kill Boromir (for Sean Bean reasons), F…Storm


Favorite Book Quote

Take what you want and pay for it.