I devoured this story as quickly as possible. It is an adventure story with some mild fantasy elements. The story is quick moving, with lots of surprises, and the author has constructed a deep underlying story that is gradually revealed here and in the sequels, which I am currently listening to. The narration was very good, too.
Addicted to Audible
The narrator has the perfect cadance for the action and humor for this series. Tim Gerard Reynolds is why I began this series. He did a such wonderful narration of the Tana French novel "Faithful Place", that I sought out other narrations by him. I understand that the author is trying very hard to keep Tim Gerard Reynolds the narrator of the two new prequel adventures of Royce and Hadrian due out later in 2013.
Fantasy is not the usual genre I listen to; but enjoyed it so much that I am downloading similar authors suggested from Michael J. Sullivans web blog. If you are sitting the fence about Fantasy don't hesitate to try this series. Action, Humor, and yes, a little romance (chaste kiss only), well written characters with lots of dialog. Also, there is a printable glossary and map on the authors web site to help keep everything straight, I know seasoned Fantasy readers won't need it; but I am a Fantasy newbie.
Characters were interesting - dialogue was often funny but always in character.
Adrian - I liked the way the character actually grew from the beginnig to the end of the series.
I am a trucker, and I keep myself occupied behind the wheel by consuming audiobooks. I lean towards series and sci-fi and fantasy, with an occasional dip into thrillers.
This is my first review, I decided to participate in the process simply because so many of my purchases are driven by the reviews of my fellow listeners.
Theft of Swords is excellent, a genuinely compelling tale with very rich characters.
As the first book of the trilogy, it very ably sets up the greater story.
The narration was excellent, and enhanced the tale instead of detracting from it. Royce and Hadrian are a memorable pair. I don't really know how else to go on without digressing into spoilers, but the character development over the series as a whole is wonderful. I always am drawn to series over stand-alone novels for this very reason.
It was edge of the seat listening, and length of the story (which attracts me) flew by.
Much better than average
I found myself really getting into the story.
I had run out of books to listen to and downloaded this on a whim. It turned out to be well worth my credit and I have really been pulled into the series. The book is very long but well broken up so i stayed into it.
Absolutely riveting series, i was captivated from first word. The author weaves a complex tale of intrigue in easy to follow layman terms.
I was left craving more even as i had to lay down my ear buds for trivial tasks such as work and sleep. If you like being at the edge of your seat then i recommend you get the series
Well written and performed...went directly to the second book
I'm pretty picky since I've been listening to books for 27 years..this series look to be a good one
The Riyira Revelations has officially replaced Harry Potter as my new favorite series. I found this series quite by accident on audible and thought it would be worth a shot. Even from the beginning I could tell that I was going to enjoy Mr. Sullivan's writing style. The story is extremely fast paced. You do not need to read through pages and pages of meaningless descriptions before something interesting happens. This was a welcome relief after reading George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones.
This is a great series if you are looking for a fairly easy, exciting read. The author does not act as if he is trying to prove that he can write with elegance and use big words just for the sake of it, but rather focuses on just telling an awesome story with very well developed characters.
I feel that this is a great series for fans of Harry Potter, but perhaps not so much for someone who likes painstaking detail of descriptions and slow development (Game of Thrones & Lord of the Rings). The series gets progressively better until it concludes with probably the most satisfying ending of any story ever in the Heir of Novron.
So stop reading these reviews and go read/listen to this book instead.
I enjoy falling into new worlds and learning the history of its characters. This series has several strong characters which develop as the series progresses and the listener comes to care and root for them. I listened to all three books consecutively and truly enjoyed them all.
The narrator was good, and enjoyable to listen to.
Yes, I purchased this book as filler, just something to pass the time away while I was driving on a long trip. I found myself engrossed in the performance and looking forward to the next chapter. I have listened to the book now three times and have found new aspects to the novel and how it relates to the complete trilogy with each read.
I have listened to the complete trilogy twice through, and am working on the third.
Great Read!! Just far too much for one sitting… however, one never knows.