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
There's something very classical about this series. Knights, kings, shipwrecks, quests, escapes, rescues, ancient cities.
The series doesn't have any really novel or especially original ideas, but I have hard time giving less than 5 stars anyway. "Originality" is often overrated. What you find in the whole trilogy, and no less in this final volume, is just great story telling, with plenty of intrigue, mystery, adventure, and a little romance. These are characters I have loved to adventure with and I can only hope to get some more time with them in the future. Some of them I will certainly miss, since it's hard to see how they could be in future stories... but maybe I'm wrong.
The reading performance is quite good as well. I can't imagine anyone else voicing these characters at this point. I only dropped a star because of several scenes where I noticed the reader missing the cadence of the sentence, putting the emphasis in a different place than the writer clearly intended. Minor flaw.
Really enjoyed the audio narration of this book. Couldn't stop listening.
Highly recommended. Will be looking for more works from this author.
Michael J Sullivan did a fantastic job in bringing this series to a close. My only regret is there are no more books about Riyria. If you like Epic Fantasies this series is great! This was my third time listening to the series and I am now faced with trying to find another equally good listen.
Interesting and compelling characters.
I loved all of the books in this series, and would highly recommend it to any fan of fantasy and adventure.
this series puts lord of the rings or books of its likeness to shame. stunning story telling that never loses you interest. I'm no book reader but will be listening to the prequels Sullivan wrote as well.
After the first two I hoping for good ending. It was well done start to finish. Several things have been fore shadowed and it is fun seeing how the story falls out.
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