Relaxed readable epic
The main characters are wonderfully vivid and real. The story starts slow and even sounds a little bit generic, but it builds and builds until it's absolutely capitvating. It doesn't really need set-piece battles, world-shattering doom, or magical pyrotechnics; this is a fantasy story you want to get lost in.
He's a great narrator.
"Not your ordinary pair of thieves."
The sequels are even better...Sullivan is like the Terminator of fantasy authors; he relentlessly batters his way into your heart.
I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this book so much. Despite the many positive reviews, I hesitated to purchase this, thinking I wouldn't like a story "about a couple of thieves." But these thieves and the rest of the characters were engaging. The plot was compelling. The narrator was very good - distinct voices and appropriate tone.
I like that this book 1 of the series could stand on its own, but I really want see what's in store for Royce, Hadrian, and the others. I am definitely going to download book 2 of the series!
probably not. But I don't usually re-read any books.
right now, I compare all books to the "Game of Thrones" books and weigh them against them. I would rate this book as pretty good, but not as good as "Game of Thrones".
I love the characters- the humor- and storyline. It's creative, suspenseful and lots of mystery. The narrator makes the book come alive. Highly recommend!
I like both Hadren and Royce!
One week- I have a hour commute twice a day. This book makes traffic ok!
Definitely right near the top
Rescue of the princess from the dwarf rigged tower.
The writing here gives him an opportunity to shine even more. He seemed to perceive the characters very well!
Actually, there were quite a few. Royce and Hadrian definitely end up having a Robin Hood like ability to sniff out where the evil is coming from. They then defend the helpless against powerful schemers.
Okay, I'm going ahead in getting into these because they are on audio which is what I have time for in the narrator is very good. I actually thought that the plot twists in this book were extremely funny and well done. For example, having the overly pampered prince rescued from the Castle via the sewer was funny! The dialogue there made me laugh hard and help me to get to know the two main sword thieves.
These guys are basically Robin Hood types overall in that they always tend to help those who are down and out and are not very supportive of tyrants.
Generally speaking, his characters are very human in their flaws and good qualities as well. So far, I have really liked the fact that the church is worked into these tales (both Saints and scoundrels) for example, they help a monk named Myron to reconstruct a church library.
The author has a healthy restrained from being overly graphic and the humor is top-notch. Very entertaining!
He's also very good at explaining the plights of scullery maids and common blacksmiths. And of course, the swordfights are very well described!
The writing is just amazing, there are no annoying author "habits" that can get on your nerves, like catch phrases or bad characters. Tim Gerard Reynolds is a great narrator and is as smooth as glass to listen to.
It's just good. I mean really good. Fantastic characters, amazing writing, just a perfect book.
This is my first time with Tim Gerard Reynolds, but it won't be the last. I plan to listen to the whole series as well as the follow up series the Riyira Chronicles.
These thieves will steal your heart!
I couldn't be more happy with a book and I'm so pleased that this is a series so I can get to know all the wonderful characters and backstory even more.
Tim Gerard Reynolds was great reading this book!
In a small village a young girl's father must come to face that he is not what he thinks he is.
Great reading - excellent delineation between characters.
Being a hired hand isn't always worth it! But then again maybe it is.
Fun book. Interesting characters and a fun story. Not typical but the good guys do win.
A wonderful story about a pair of exceptional thieves, and the bizarre events they wind up getting entangled in.
Michael J Sullivan's writing style reminds me of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss. The world is well thought out and the epic journey is similar to series' of the aforementioned authors.
Tim's reading is well paced, he does a wonderful voice-work, and really gives the words life with his performance.
'All the they wanted is what's yours'
I can't recommend this book enough. I enjoyed it, and it's sequels thoroughly!
The way he writes, paints such an amazing picture of these characters that you feel like you know them personally, and I like them all because of that.
He gives every character a voice and feeling.
It has made me laugh, cry, it has my make my heart beat faster and even drive faster during times that I had to set my cruse control because I was so into the story!!
Do not pass this book up
Tell us about yourself!
The interaction of the characters, the humor, the emotions.
Royce probably because there is so much we don't really know about him.
This is an excellent series. Everyone is believable although seems unbelievable. The story line moves along well. I love the characters. I love the heartache, heartbreak, and the surprises. You never know what is around the corner! A great read, even for a 60-year-old who doesn't read much fantasy. A great escape.