Heir of Novron does a great job at bringing you full circle with its characters. Still I'd like a few more books with these characters and the rich environment. Also, Tim Reynolds puts in an excellent performance as well.
I love SciFy and Fantasy Novels History is my second love especially the Dark ages through the Renaissance and The American Civil War
I only wish there was more! The characters were rounded out nicely and the story had some unexpected twists and turns. Good suspense and good action. The narration was outstanding. Make sure you read/listen to the first two in the series even though you could read this as a standalone.
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.
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.