Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
As promised this series drives toward the conclusion weaving up loose ends as it goes. The action is operatic at times and concerns deadly magic spells, magic swords, the fall of kingdoms and the annihilation of whole races. I like the characters very much and Sullivan gives them many witty things to say. The court intrigue is really well done. The scene where Nesssus comes to Hardian’s rescue against a bevy of Royal dandies is worth rewinding to listen to again. I found it to be an engaging story. The fact that I knew it was going to have a nice tidy ending kept me guessing what that ending would be. I only guessed about half of it. Over all it was an enjoyable listening experience. One observation, and this is not a criticism, is that the light hearted banter of the characters never allow this to reach epic status, but by its very light hearted nature is entertaining none the less.
Tim Gerard Reynolds has become the voice of Royce and Hadrian for me. And his other characterizations are also very well done. There are several major female characters. He is able to make his voice handle the fairer voices most superbly, never becoming awkward or shrill. He is very good in this series.
Loved it the first time. Liked it just as much if not more the second time. Great characters (I loved them all), story, twists, narration, ending, etc. But, listened to it again after listening to the Chronicles. Was great fun recognizing the small bits of foreshadowing and tidbits that made you smile and say "oh, now that makes sense". This was clearly one of my all time favorite books.
I'm an LMT originally from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I lived in NYC off and on for 15 years. I decided I had enough of long cold winters so summer of 2012 I relocated and now live in sunny Sarasota FL and loving every moment of it. My favorite thing to do is lay on the beach all day long listening to the waves and a great audible book.
I would definitely recommend this book, far more I would recommend the whole series
Before I got the book I read a review that stated "I did not see the plot coming". I figured armed with that info I would be able to formulate many possible outcomes and so I would not be surprised.
Guess what... I was totally surprised and blown away. I never saw that scenario, I was floored more than once when certain revelations came to light.
I'm not sure what I liked the most, there were so many things. The whole series was so well written, full of action, never a dull moment, plenty of suspense, humor, wonderfully and well built characters.
I laughed, I cried, I was scared, I was elated, my imagination was definitely challenged and satisfied by this totally believable world that was created. I almost want to set out to find this world and it's characters...lol
The leading characters of Royce and Hadrion were undeniable but I really loved Myron.
100% YES!!!... I laughed, I cried, I was in suspense, I was scared and elated and excited. nothing was missing. This series has replaced The Infernal Devices as my #1 in a series.
Heir of Novron takes the steam that was built from the last book and builds it into a wonderful and exciting ending. What begins as more of a buddy story in a fantasy setting ends as a top rate fantasy story. The author Micheal J. Sulivan seemed to grow as the story grows, and I am looking forward to future series from him as well as the new Ryria Chronicles books.
Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds was solid as usual. I highly recommend this series.
This was the last installment on a great series, this is a must read for any lover of fantasy literature. The characters were likeable and well developed and the story was not predictable, I completed all three novels in about 5 days could not put my earplugs down. The ending was positive and uplifting.
Its been a long time I have had such wonderful story told to me. it moved my emotion like nothing has in a long time. narrator gave life to characters. From First to Last book I was captivated, from first page to last I was lost in a fantasy I will never forget
Absolutely, I think it was good as lord of the rings if not better.
Lord of the rings
Royce and Hadrian
Many moments, but I don't want to give the plot away.
The ending is superb!
I feel in love with all the characters
Too long or I might of
I listened to all 3 volumes in a row, which is the way to do it, as the story continues straight through. I lived with Royce, Hadrian, Arista, Myron and the rest for close to 2 months and I hate to say goodbye to them. I loved it so much that I wanted to start all over and listen to it again, if it weren't for all the other Audible books I haven't gotten to yet! It's not the most original fantasy, or the most poetic, or the most complex (though enough to keeping you guessing), but emotionally it's very satisfying and feels more 3-dimensional than the typical sword and sorcery tale. There is a whole cast of characters that you learn to care about, with their foibles and flaws.
The narration is superb. I think I would have liked this series in print, but I'm sure it wouldn't have grabbed me immediately as the recording did. From the very first scene, I was hooked. This must have been very challenging to record, as there are literally dozens of characters, and Tim Gerard Reynolds always makes them totally distinct and adds personality. I had never heard him before but I would put him right up there with the great Jim Dale.
I'm sorry there is no sequel but there are a couple of prequels coming out and I hope Audible will supply them.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
I would give this trilogy more than 5 stars. This final book delivered a more than perfect ending that transported me right into the story. A great fast paced, never a lull, listen that provoked many, many emotions. The characters are created so well it is hard not to actually care for them while embracing all of their nuances and personalities. Probably best to start with the first book to become totally absorbed in this astonishing adventure. They are all excellent.
Royce and Hadrian must find some way to eradicate the charlatans that have been running the New Empire, and return power to the reining Empress. This is no easy feat, as they are constantly being mislead by the dual faced characters that they find around every corner, good and bad. Their ultimate goal is to discover and place the true "Heir of Novrone" on the throne in time to stop, The Great Elven Army, that is comming to eliminate all human kind.
Tim Gerard Reynolds does such a stellar job of narrating that it was easy to forget that it is only one person reading. All three of the books in this trilogy are exciting and thoroughly engrossing. I was sorry to have it come to an end, but, will definitely look for more books by the author and narrator. The best fantasies I have listened to. Highly recommended.