Yes, I think the narator did an excellent job of playing all the characters, the story is interesting and the characters in general kept the story alive.
Maybe to the golden compass, because of the threat of a power hungry, self righteous "authority" who wants to dominate the world.
Morbidly, I liked the scene when Haydrian and Royce reach the princess after they find out they were tricked. How Haydrian comforts the princess. You begin to realize that something is there even though they themselves are not aware of it yet.
The series in general is great. I've read some negative comments about the characters but in this set you start to understand them much more. You see them change, evolve and grow into real heroes...something they were not expecting of themselves.
The Riyria series is one of the best reads ever. The narration is perfect, the story complex enough to be engrossing and the characters are believable and easy to love or hate. I will hate to see this recording come to an end!
I love Arista. To see such innocence and hope transformed but not crushed is wonderful.
Every character has his or her own voice. They are distinctive enough that they very quickly become recognizable.
It has done both...but most of the tears will come when it is over!
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but Riyria Revelations Series jumped into 1st place with me.
I would love to see this made into a movie!!!
Riftwar saga without as much magic.
Once again the character interactions were superb, and funny.
You need to read this series.
While not my favorite, It is fun and enjoyable story. Just finished the series and found it a perfect filler while waiting for the next installments of my fantasy favorites (WoT final and Rainwilds). Even though "somewhat" predictable ... this was a fun and interesting story,very likable characters and quite well read.
Michael Sullivan does a good job in sthis second installment of the series. Plenty of action and suspense to keep you reading this creative journey though the world he creates in Book 1. Tim Reynolds narrated the first book as well so if you enjoyed that there is no disconnect for character voice recognition. Book 3 is equally as good with a good few twits in the final chapters. If you enjoyed Book1, I recommend you finish the series.
Witty, Adventurous, Imaginative!
When Arrista learns to use her magic we were all really excited.
for sure, but we just didnt have time, so we listen on our long drives 3 times a week.
tim reynolds performance is flawless...
the plots and suspense will have you listening every moment you can and drooling for next book
More of the same from the first book, which in this case is a good thing. Like-able characters, good plot, great narration - what's not to like?
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
Sometimes I pass up books just because they are fantasy. It's not that I don't enjoy the genre, I do. This second book in the trilogy, like the first, stands on its on as just a fantastic story for any lover of fiction. It's no wonder its one of the best rated books on audible.
Sullivan weaves magic, trolls, elves into the tale so subtly that it seems more natural than supernatural. The characters are so well developed, their conversation so modern that I had no problem believing in the validity of the tale.
There are obvious parallels between the fantasy empire's totalitarian rule and that of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. In this case, elves and dwarfs are considered "the problem" by the ruling class. And like the European jews in the early 20th century, all the ills of the world are blamed on them. There are even extermination camps.
Then there is the power of the Church. However, though there are cathedrals, bishops, monks and priests, there is no semblance of Christianity that i could find. There is a sense of it's goodness and how it is used to manipulate and gain power by a few evil men.
The two Ryiria Muskateers are once again back with all their cavalier charm. They bring humor and inject life into every scene.
I have to cut this short, but let me say I enjoyed this book as much as any mystery/thriller
I've ever read. The narration is great.
5 Stars all the way.