Sullivan is a great story teller and captivates you from start to end. My only complaint is that I have to wait a month till the second part.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.
OUTSTANDING!!! A simply wonderful first prequel to the fabulous Riyria Revelations with superb narration by Tim Reynolds.
Michael Sullivan weaves a most wonderful tale, the first of the early years. I can't wait for the next to be released & grateful it is only a month away.
Two men, Hadrian & Royce, forced together by a mutual acquaintance, fighting & kicking all the way and very determined not to like or need each other. You also get great background information & insight into Gwen and Arcadius as well as others.
I, like the author's wife, definitely have a crush on Hadrian,
Riyria Revelations & Riyria Chronicles should be a staple of those who enjoy epic tales of courage, adventure, struggle, friendship, and honor.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
This is what we needed to know, how it all started. How Royce and Hadrian got to do their first quest, and what each person thought of the other guy.
I would recommend reading the Riyria Revelations series first then start with this one. You can easily start with this one first, but as the author said Riyria Revelations was written with the mystery that comes with Royce and Hadrian and the other characters.
One of my favourite things in this book is you get to really know how evil Royce was before knowing Hadrian and that was a bit shocking.
Narration is good as always !!!!
Good book a backstory
Rest of series
Yes very good performance
Yes it is short
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
This is my first book by Sullivan - and, it seems, it is meant as a prequel to a more popular (or perhaps just older) series.
Anyway, I had no issues following the story or understanding the characters based on reading this one story alone. Are there references to other things/characters that might have played a role in other books, maybe (i.e. Merrick, Wren, Arcadius), but since I don't know them, and Sullivan didn't drag on and on about stuff that happens outside of this story, I don't feel like I missed out on anything.
As the story started, I had some fear that it was going to be slow and pondering - and perhaps it is (it is not an action novel, after all), but the characters are interesting and distinct and we grow to care what happens to them.
The story seemed to stop rather suddenly, but even that makes sense since it is a multi-book series, and the events in this book were adequately concluded... with lots of room for future adventures with these same characters.
The narration is very good. There nothing gory/graphic here, no sex, and I don't recall any swearing. The theme is mature though (dark, poor and violent world).
This is the first installment of 7 prequels to The Riyria Revelations and it does not disappoint. Witty humor and eloquent writing capture the imagination and suck you into a bold new universe of fantasy. The charectors are relatable, hilarious, and developed beautifully. Tim Reynolds knocks it out of the park as always with his performance. MUST READ!
I liked all the characters a lot. The author does a good job getting us to like and understand our heroes. It felt at times there was a lot of background in order for the last few chapters to make sense. I will be listening to the next book so I suppose it didn't bother me all that much.
It was a good book I enjoyed listening to it, the only thing to keep in mind is it's a prequel which I didn't realize before purchasing the book so keep that in mind if you're new to the series