It was very easy for me to slip back into Sullivan's world. This first prequel was great fun to listen to and the characters were old friends but still new to me. I was hesitant after the author's long introduction. I've read prequels that are just back-story published to extend a series and this is NOT the case here. It is, as promised, a complete novel, beginning to end, and not the beginning of another "Wheel of Time." (For those who are not familiar with the reference, that series was finished by Brandon Sanderson after Robert Jordan died. Jordan knew he was dying and set the stage, but the chances of another epic being finished that way are slim.) Other series go on and on like zombies, and this author wants to avoid both situations. Sullivan proposes to write a large number of prequels, all complete novels. I applaud that. I have abandoned series in the past, particularly if I have met the author and it is clear that there never will be an end to the story. I like these characters and look forward to hearing more of their adventures. I already know how the story ends, but now I'm beginning to know how it began. I am not going to email him with a request for more. This review and my purchase will have to serve.
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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.
Yes, I would recommend it to a friend. I have read the last three books and even though I already knew the "final" outcome, I was enthralled with the beginnings.
To me, one of the most memorable moments came when Royce realized that Hadrian had come back for him. Royce would not have done the same for Hadrian and found it so hard to believe that someone could be good, to care about another person enough to endanger their own life to save them.
Yes, He is awesome!
I laughed out loud through out my reading and cried with both Hadrian and Royce. It was wonderful
I am dismayed that the next two books are not yet available.
A perfect "introduction" to two of my favorite characters ever. I loved the Revelations trilogy and loved this book. The banter between Hadrian and Royce feels so natural and fits the characters and the setting. I don't think a new reader should start with The Crown Tower, there are too many "in" references to themes and details from the Revelations. I can't wait for the next book.
Tim Reynolds continues his superb reading. If I had any criticism of the narrations, it is that Gwen's voice seems a little harsher than in the Revelations books.
Good book a backstory
Rest of series
Yes very good performance
Yes it is short
Tim Reynolds's and the team involved in producing the audio book did a great job. Coupled with Michael Sullivan's writing makes for a great experience.
Whether you've read/listened to the Riyria Revelations or not, Book 1 of the Riyria Chronicles is great. Can't wait for the next.
Tim Reynolds's did a great job as he did with the Riyria Revelations audiobooks.
Joyful return of 2 great characters.
The origins... and the easter eggs for those who have already read the other books.
New grandpa. Married 35 great years. Drink Batch 19,Tsing Tao, and Bohemia. Read Card, King, Hobb, Sawyer, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction.
SILENCE WAS THE RESULT OF SOMEONE GETTING STRANGLED
Character driven, action packed, twists and turns, but most of all entertaining. I actually liked this one a little better then The Crown Conspiracy. That is probably mostly because I am a bit anal about order. Sullivan writes an excellent intro and he believes you would enjoy reading the other series first. If you read the other series there are some secrets revealed in this series you will love hearing. He does state that read in either order they should be good. Like I said I enjoyed this just a little better, but then I am DIMMER THEN A STARLESS NIGHT.
ANYTHING CAN ALWAYS BE WORSE
I love the character development and at first you might think they are a little two dimensional, but be patient, as the story goes on the characters become more complicated and more human. As far as characters go, I believe we learn that 1. people are they way they are due to how they are raised and 2. they have the ability to change and become better people. I am looking forward to continuing the series and watching these characters better themselves. This first journey was fun and there was not a dull moment. THAT WAS A STINK THAT NEEDED AIRING.
Can Michael J Sullivan tell a story or what. Loved the way he way able to tie in the first three and still was able to set up this book as a stand alone story. Can't wait for the next one.
Nailed it again!
Have read all of his books so far and loved them and this one didn't disappoint! Really looking forward to the next book!