I put this book up there with works like the Wheel of Time and Warbreaker. It's a great epic fantasy that puts you in the middle of plot twist after plot twist - and it always comes tantalizingly close to giving you the information you seek. Luckily, this author is great when it comes to plot resolution, and explains the majority of things that you'll want to know - you just need to read further!
One cool feature of this book is this: Halfway through, you will have completed what you might consider a "full story", but you're only halfway! It was very rewarding to feel like I was experiencing the "next chapter" while still reading the same book. I hate waiting :)
Wheel of Time and Warbreaker. Same quality and style.
It's in the top 10.
There are so many interesting characters, and the reader does a fine job of sorting them out by voice and pacing of speech. One of my favorite parts was when Roice & Hadrian met with Ezra because Ezra's speech sounded Shakespearean. The reader did such a great job of this without missing a beat. When Ezra's speech got modern, the pacing and vocal characterization were still consistent.
No. I wanted to spread it out and savor it. I look forward to listening to the others in the series.
Yes, I enjoyed the character irony of thieves being heroes, who were more honest and enlightened then the "ruling" class, and the irony which followed through in the story.
The narration was carried out with an effortless transition between characters, both men and women.
I hope there are more.
A pleasure to have a first book of what could be called a fantasy epic. Extremely entertaining. The author is building characters with furtive escapades that have resolution in "books". Like it a lot.
I am a big fan of Wheel of Time, Kingkiller Chronicals etc... (Jordan, Rothfuss)
I am looking forward to the remaining books in this series. Michael J. Sullivan takes you back in time (or is it forward in time) to a place of mysteries and intrigue filled with talented good good guys and really bad guys. The story moves quickly and is a really good listen. You can escape into another world of challenges and successes. Be very careful that you do not listen to this story while riding on the Interstate. You may just miss your next planned turn off and end up 50 miles or so out of your way.
Tim Gerard is able to play the different parts so that you are able to see the new character talking no matter the gender or age. He listens well and is easy on the ears.
Could have been an all in one sitting book. I just do not listen to books that way.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Captivating, thrilling, and adventurous
It's difficult to pick only one,but I'll choose the protaganist Hadrian Blackwater, 95% of the time he found the silver lining and he was a hero to the end.
No, this was my first listen and I really enjoy his writing talent.
Definitely, but too many hours to pull off that goal.
Thank you Tim Gerard Reynolds, I hope you will permit Audible to release your final book of the trilogy: HEIR OF NOVRON. I downloaded it to my Kindle, but I look forward to the audio version. The narrator does a teriffic job.
Two of the most engaging characters I have come across in a while. Engaging and fun. Can't wait to read more in the series.
This book is an amazing story. Love the good guys and hate the bad guy with a twinge of romance.
No - but I will certainly look now.
I am waiting for Book 3 very patiently, Hmmmmm!
There were times withing this book I found myself saying "this series hits every fantasy cliche ever conceived and... I just don't care!". If you are in the mood for pure swashbuckling fun in a deep, fully realized world, or you're looking for a palate cleanzier after a George R. R. Martin/Joe Abercrombie marathon, then series would make a fine addition to your library.