How they met
All three of the Riyria Revelation books as they feature Royce and Hadrian.
It's a coin toss between Royce and Hadrian in the last hour of the book.. Both were so well done!
If I were dead, I doubt there would be geese.
Such a fantastic prequel.. I'm not normally a fan of prequels, but Michael J. Sullivan knows how to tell a unique story while staying within the guides he set in the other books.
Love the development of Gwen as a strong character and a risk taker/change agent on her own. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story. : )
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.
Just fantastic!! Soooooo so so fantastic! No words. Esp after just listening to the 3 Revelations series. I ate up every word, it was so great to better understand the back story. Reynolds is the best narrator ever! Don't even think about it, just get this book, but read the 3 Revelations Rirhia, sorry, wrong spelling, but read those first. Wish Michael, or anyone could write this well! I found myself wanting to see the movie, I could easily see what Hadrian and Royce looked like, and all the characters were so excellently done, it just amazes me. If only I could find more books like these. I've already gone through Martin, Sanderson, Jordan, Butcher, & Patrick, etc. I've looked high and low and don't think I'll find any author except those I mentioned can even compare. If anyone knows of one please let me know, thank you.
I found this first part entertaining, had a good plot and was well narrated. I will read the next one. If that goes as well as this one, I'll move on to the revelation series.
I had reservations about reading a prequel to the original series but the story has not been diminished in the slightest by knowing the future. I'm grateful to the author for giving us more of Royce and Hadrian. It's been a while since I've gotten this attached to characters.
Furthermore... the narrator likely the best I've heard. He manages to provide the right substance to the characters and I can pick out the characters just by the way he voices them. Superb, through and through!
Only one book left for now. Please Michael hurry and write more after Rose and thorn. Got 12 years of their partnership right?
With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash.
I have repeated this review for other books in this series, but wanted to include it especially for the first book. I can't get enough of it.
I really can say it all, when I state that I have read this book four times. Also the first book. this happens to be my idea of great entertainment.The Rose and the Thorn, and Heir of Navron, were my least favorites so I only read them twice!! I LOVE the characters, and the narration takes it to my five star experience. It is often quirky when it comes to idiomatic plausibility, but I just chalk it up to daring writing and making the characters have real personality. It would be hard to create the intimacy one feels with the main characters, if we were subjected to the language that would have been appropriate for its' time. It would have distanced us from the engaging nature of Hadrian, and the powerful magnetism of Royce. I really enjoyed this series. !!!!!!!!