Theft of Swords presents an interesting, engaging, and original story that lacks much of the detailed descriptions characteristic of other books in this genre. In a way, it reads more like an Aesop's fable than modern fantasy.
While the characters are well defined by their actions, the author's style is overwhelmingly event-focused, rather than environmentally, situationally, or emotionally focused. This causes the story, while riveting, to lack a certain sense of gravity.
For those looking for light reading, I would recommend Theft of Swords without reservation, despite its intimidating length (it is two full length books combined into one).
A romping good time through a masterfully crafted world filled with the smart antiheroes Hadrian and Royce. You'll laugh out loud, cheer at success, and curse those in their way.
I'm not much of a reader. It's rare that a book will grab me and keep my attention more than a few chapters. After completing both the Revelations and Chronicles Series, I am going to miss Hadrian and Royce. For me, a good book is all about me caring what happens next, and this series has been great from start to finish.
Tim Gerard Reynolds did a great job bringing Hadrian and Royce to life. My only complaint is when he read female voices I felt the characters always sounded slighty weak or almost dumb, which didn't do the characters justice.
Picked this book up on sale looking at the reviews and rating. This is a great story that I think appeals to anyone whether they're into fantasy or not. The main characters are wonderfully developed and bring some pleasant levity. Already picked up the other two books and one of the prequels, looking forward to hearing them.
This is actually two books in one so that caught me a little off guard but I really enjoyed it! The narrator could have done a little more variety with the female characters but does well with the main male characters. Would definitely recommend and plan to listen to the story continued!
I just love this series. The narrator is excellent. Once you start the series you won't be able to put it down. So it's best to just buy all the books from now and just go on a binge. Having read Michael J Sullivan books it has made a new standard when selecting all the books. If you love intrigue , action and all the characteristics of a good fantasy fiction epic series this is the book for you.
I absolutely loved this novel! The characters were amazing and the twists definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!
The narrator was fantastic in his oratory prowess and I will definitely look for more books read by him! Bravo!