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Yes, without question. There is lots of foreshadowing in the series, and it's obvious the author had the story planned out from the beginning. To me, a good book has a great story, but a great book has great characters.. And you can't help but care about the characters in this book.
There's no one moment, but I will say that it's very satisfying to have hunches about the main characters, Royce and Hadrian, and find out that your hunches are right. The author gives very little away about their background, and just gives nuggets as you go. Enjoy this, it's one of the best elements of the book.
I owe him an apology. I bashed him on his performance in his performance on against all things ending, and I didn't realize he was narrating this series till after I bought the first book. He is BRILLIANT. His voices are fantastic, and I'm now a huge fan.
The unfolding continues, as the adventures go to the next step. The plot definitely thickens in Book 2 as main characters and the larger story line develops. I confess to be a little curious as to the mindlessness of Thrace (akk am I spelling that right? Given listening, I am not sure), now Empress. Regardless, this is a fun story, no great literature but great escape, well read. The plot and characters have unexpected twists that keep the story fresh.
The performance is great! I haven't read the book. However, the audible edition is just great!
I like all of the twists and turns that the book takes. There's a new angle after every chapter.
There are so many scenes that I love! I can't just pick one.
I look forward to hearing about Amelia and her continued relationship with the Emporess.
And Tim Gerard Reynolds' inspired reading only makes the book that much better.
The characters are compelling and the story epic. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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Yes, without a doubt. I'd go so far as saying that the Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations series should be required reading for anyone who considers him or herself a fan of the fantasy genre. The author is a master storyteller and his ability to weave multiple plot lines together across the entire series totally amazed me.
Over the years, I've listened to literally hundreds of audible books. I was so pleasantly surprised by this one. I have given 5 stars to about 20% of the books I read, and this one earns it for sheer entertainment value. I was skeptical when I learned these books originally were self-published....I've been burned by too many terribly written but highly rated books on kindle...but saw this recommend by an audible editor and decided to try it. I am so happy I did. A smart interesting plot and characters. Two books in one so very credit worthy. A fun and interesting read. I also like that it is not so dark and depressing, if it were a movie it would probably be rated pg, and I like that sometimes, still dramatic and interesting. I think if you like Patrick Rothfuss, you'd also like this.
It's a great story that doesn't try to be more than that. So many books forget what they are and what they are trying to say. This one is fantastic!
Arista - I can't wait to see her grow into more and realize her potential.
Definately worth getting. It's a great setting, great characters, and a great story.