I really enjoyed the characters and action in Theft of Swords. Tim Gerard Reynolds did an excellent job narrating and really brought the characters to life. The story and backlground of the world are original, although the setting contains many familiar fantasy tropes.
This is the first and best of a three book series, but the story in this book stands on it's own so you don't have to feel pressured into getting the next two. The latter two contain some rather contrived plot elements and subplots, a sort of deus ex machina to handle the invincible enemies facing humanity and are somewhat predictable, but they had some really great parts as well and I'm glad I listened to them.
This book reminded me of the Night Angel series in several ways; shady relations between nobles and criminals, an entrepreneurial whore named Gwen, and even a ridiculously o.p. sorcerer named Ezra.
I think this book was the perfect combination of action, politics, and lore. The book jumps to different points of view fairly regularly so you understand the plot from everyone's perspective, even the bad guys.
This volume has the first two books in the series, so don't be surprised when the story seems to end early.
If you are a fan of clever criminals, betrayal, of desperate battles (both physical and political) for the throne, then this series is for you.
Great book if you like a long well thought out story line. This book felt like there were two books in one. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
The characters and their interactions are very realistic. It makes the fantasy seem so real. Some of plot needed more energetic description but the conversations and internal monologues are genius. The. Plot itself is very mysterious
The magical jail. Very creative
It shocked me that certain events had such impact me as a new user of audio books
Love these books. Never stop writing please!
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
This is a contemporary Epic Fantasy with two lead characters that are talented and always in the center of the action. By that I mean that the language is standard 21st century English with few archaisms, and what genre story worth its salt would fail to make its protagonists top flight practitioners of their craft? The book is full of murder, political intrigue, religious corruption, conniving Dwarves, genocidal Elves, brave damsels, and a satisfying plot that drives the action. By the end of this first volume Sullivan takes the listener to see hidden prisons, Elven towers and hideous magical monsters. We are told that the future of mankind is at stake. Most importantly this novel tells an interesting story. The author has stated that this first volume starts slow and that the series really starts to take off in the next. I am anticipating learning what the whole thing is really about when I listen to volume two.
One piece of philosophical wisdom that struck me was this: “A Shark doesn’t eat fish because he likes seafood. He eats them because chickens don’t swim.”
Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates with a pleasant English accent. His various character voicings are easy to distinguish and sometimes brilliant, especially when he is delivering a bit of sarcasm, which the author has served up in plenty.
My first review. Outstanding story if you like stories with settings along the lines of Lord of the Rings, Willow (the movie) with heroes, villains, good versus evil, magic and humor. Also, the narration of this story was excellent. I'm looking forward to Volume 2
The door in the tower. Will not give away anything more.
Both of the thieves.
Laughing and cheering
Fantasy Novels 4 Life
Yes. I just love it all around. It has everything.
All of them. Great character development.
I was engrossed by the first book. The characters are good men with just enough wickedness to keep things interesting. The plot moved well and climax was unexpected and brilliant. I haven't been able to make it more than 2 chapters into the second book. I'll keep trying because I enjoyed the first one so much but I just can't seem to get into the new characters.
I loved everything about this book. I spent way too many nights listening to this book for hours by clicking the 30 minutes sleep timer over and over again.
Adrian and Royce are both my favorite characters. I think it would be difficult to have a story without them together.
I became a fan of the 'odd couple' (Royce Melbourne and Hadrian Blackwater) the instant I listened to this first book in the Riyria Revelations series. Both the main and supporting characters are all so colorful and interesting that I became lost in their world, and the narrator really brings them to life. Be aware that this story starts after Royce and Hadrian were already partners and good friends. If you prefer your story line more linear, you may want to first listen to the two book prequel series (The Riyria Chronicles) which starts at the beginning of their friendship. How ever you choose to listen, you won't be disappointed!