A rising star in the fantasy genre, Michael J. Sullivan has built an ardent following for his Riyria Revelations saga, which draws to its epic conclusion in Heir of Novron.
On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.
Heir of Novron contains Wintertide and Percepliquis, books 5 and 6 of Riyria Revelations.
©2012 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books
The deal of the day is awesome! Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
I am definitely going to need to catch up on sleep having finished the entire trilogy in record time. I could not turn it off. As soon as I come back to consciousness I will be listening to the entire trilogy again.
Michael Sullivan is a master of story weaving and is teamed up with one of the masters of narration, Tim Reynolds. The strong male & female characters bring the story to life.
Even after 2 books the reader/listener is still gaining new insight into all the lead characters, their pasts and their abilities. Listening to their inner struggles to be true to themselves and others was shear nail biting pleasure, even those who lost their way for a time.
Riyria Revelations should be a staple of those who enjoy epic tales of courage, adventure, struggle, friendship, and honor.
I'm not sure how I feel about these books. It lacks real complexity and seems more like a series of short stories instead of a book. At the same time, I enjoyed listening to it. The characters went out to accomplish things and they had definite conclusions. It's nice to see this instead of a story where there is one goal and 500 things keep deterring its success. I would recommend this book but its much more of a relaxing listen then a mind blowing tail.
I downloaded this 32 hour-long book less than a week ago and finished it yesterday, which might say more about my feelings towards this series than anything else. My day job might have suffered for it, but I couldn't stop listening.
The conclusion to the "big mystery" in the series wasn't a surprise, but by the time I started listening to the final book I had become so attached to the characters that it didn't really matter that the surprise was ruined. It was simply a pleasure to listen to well-written dialogue and to have a whole group of characters with well-developed, distinctive personalities interact in unexpected ways.
I know I said this in my review of the second book, but it was refreshing to have a love story told in a way that wasn't always in your face or about sex or defined by immature angst-ridden decisions. The two characters complement each other in a very real, very sweet way. Though the love story is understated, it put a silly grin on my face.
That being said, the book could have been shorter. I did feel myself getting impatient, thinking the author should just get on with it. I think the first novel in the series might have been edited more rigorously, which is why I enjoyed it the most, while the next two were each longer, even though they didn't need to be.
The story and the characters.
I liked both Royce and Hadrian equally.
I can't recall the specific scene that was a favorite for me.
I did not have an extreme reaction to the book. I just looked forward to listening to it.
Fantastic Trilogy, sad to see it end.
These books have been great listens, from the characters to the plot everything was enjoyable.
Apples and oranges.
I liked them all in the end.
The very last. It should have been predictable, but wasn't.
You'll have to cast me in it first!
A touch of Ambercrombie. A touch of Sanderson. A touch of Salvatore. A touch of Feist.
The whole series was excellent but this was my very favorite of the three!
I already have, and will do so again. I can see this being on my once-a-year list
The entire package. The characters, the plot, the surprises, the humor, the pace of the story - all were excellent. My husband and both my brothers all have loved this series and we are all missing it..
His performance was solid, generally stayed with the correct voice for the character. He brought emotion when needed, and his timing for the humor was spot on.
Yes and yes. Laughed, cried, thought about it when I wasn't reading it, tried to figure out plot.
Highly recommend. Its an extremely enjoyable series.
I love to read. I also love to write. I'm a harsh critic and very, very, very rarely give five star reviews to anything. Three stars for me is an average representation of literature and not a bad review by any stretch.
The fact that the story continued on without any surprises or unbelievable twists that disrupted what had been previously told in the story.
The most memorable moments are when the heroes are facing off agains the gilarabryn while trying to recover the horn and the final battle duel for control of the human and elven realms
I think Heir of Novron is a fitting conclusion to one of the best fantasy trilogies I have read in a long time. Yes, I still think there were too many different characters used for POV. Yes, I don't think that the "twists" were well disguised and were very predictable. But the fact that it is just a good story over comes these faults.This story is very classical for the genre. I think will be liked by anyone who has a taste for epic high fantasy stories that are fun with lots of action and intrigue.
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