Theft of Swords is perfect if you're looking for high-quality fantasy, that isn't too bogged down in florid language and tediously convoluted world building. This is the first in the trilogy, and the story expands steadily and logically to a really brilliant climax in the final book. I could not stop listening, I wanted to follow Riyria forever!
Something I really loved about this trilogy was how characters genuinely changed and developed, even small characters who you think at first will make a brief appearance and then disappear, can turn out to hold the balance of power in the end. And characters who appear shallow or callous at first can mature and grow into real, complex people. I also appreciated that there were women characters with some get-up-and-go, who weren't just window dressing hanging around waiting to get ravaged.
Also the sense of adventure is unstoppable in these books and the pacing is masterful. If you want solid, fun, engaging fantasy that draws you in from the first word and never lets you go, then Theft of Swords is for you.
I would give the book a 7 out of 10 and the narrator 10 out of 10.
Yes, I loved it and would love to listen to it again next year. I just wish the story was longer
The main characters and their relationships/struggles.
The voices were distinctly different. I could tell who was talking in the story by the sound of his voice.
Yes, became a bit misty-eyed a few times. Very emotional story telling.
If you enjoy "medieval" aged books with chivalry and heroic triumphs, then I highly recommend this series!
Loved Game of Thrones at first but it seemed to get increasingly violent and sadistic for no literary purpose other than to shock the readers.
This book is not as well written or as deep but is very entertaining with plenty of action. Sullivan does not try to shock and horrify but entertain. More a PG where Game is an R or X. The narrator was spot on and added to the enjoyable listen.
Highly I would not only recommend this series but I would pester them to read/listen to this series.
The friendship between Hadrian and Royce the two main characters. As the stories go on you really get involved with them and really start to care about them. Mr. Sullivan really knows how to write a good book. I laughed and I cried and you will become emotionally invested in these characters not just the main characters either. I loved the 1st book but it even gets better in book 2 (which is included).
No this was my first and I do so he does a great narration. Every character has their own voice and he does remarkably well female characters. He really makes them come alive.
I don't know....just you have to see this movie? It would have to be a few movies as they could not fit it all in without ruining the story.
I have really added this my series to my all time favorites. One thing to note there are 6 books in this series audible releases them 2 books per purchase but they do have a ending to each book so if you read one out of order it would still have a conclusion that would not feel like you where missing something.
Yes, in fact, I already have listed to the first chapter several times as it is a great introduction to characters that I enjoyed "getting to know."
I enjoyed Hadrian and Royce, their action/adventure, and most of all their humor. The author did a great job of giving these lead characters depth, and the narrator brought them to life.
Hadrian and Royce. The narrator made listening to the "trilogy," in a word, fun.
I do not have the luxury of listening to books in a single sitting, but I looked forward to opportunities for listening to these books
This book has one of my favorite first chapters in recent memory, and it is a great introduction to the characters. I can think of few books that compare. The book is good for a wide range of ages (from young teen to adult), and I highly recommend the series. You will not be disappointed.
Other favorite books in no particular order (so that you know if I am on the same page as you): Way of Kings; The Final Empire/Mistborn; Ender's Game; Ender's Shadow; Wizard's First Rule; Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, particularly books 8-12
New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
THE FLIES ARE THICKER THEN THE STEW
Keep in mind that you are getting two books for the price of one. All the books in this three volume set were self-published. Volume 1, includes The Crown Conspiracy and Avemparthu. Many reviewers seemed to like book 2 the best, I liked book 1, The Crown Conspiracy best. Book 1 by itself would have received 5 stars and book two would have received 4 stars. This is a fun adventure. There is some comedy, but it is not a book of one liners as so many books of today are. There are some really good adventures and it is very entertaining. The plot has several twists and turns and will keep you guessing.
I HATE DWARFS
I enjoyed the second book, but not as much as the first. It seems MJS spends more time in book two setting up the universe he has built. There are more history lessons and some of it was fairly dry. For the most part it was entertaining and will keep your attention. Volume 1, ends with you not sure who are the bad guys and who the good guys.
HELLO, MAGNUS, KILL ANYBODY LATELY.
The Narrator is excellent
The plot and actions of the characters can be rather cliche at times, but overall this was a very entertaining listen. The main characters have a lot of personality which is brought to life in full by Tim Gerard Reynold's narrative portrayal. The plot can be predictable at times, but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the novel. Sullivan does a great job of directing the focus of the series to keep the story moving and tying up loose ends before it all ends.
I really enjoyed this book. I have been reading all the Game of Thrones books for the past few months, and they are hard work. Reading and listening to this book was just great fun, very entertaining. I found the plot developments to be predictable and a little unbelievable at times, but the characters are so strong and fun that they more than made up for it to me. Royce and Hadrian are true "characters"!
It not the wheel of time, ok I am a bit bitter about how it ended still, but it is refreshing to read a series that had a start middle and end, not a start middle and oh my we must end it somewhere.
Riyria, the buddy tail was rather fun
No, i have a 2 kids, 1 sitting no chance
charter development could do with some work