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Heir of Novron Audiobook

Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 07-29-13
    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 07-29-13 Member Since 2013

    University administrator. Commuter cyclist. Dad, husband. Loves books of course. Aspiring Jedi Knight and Warder.

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    "Wonderful fantasy!"

    Just a short review to say echo what most other people are saying about this series. It's fantastic. The writing is wonderful. Very witty at times. All of the characters get developed to satisfying end. And the story. It's been a while since I've read (listened) to anything so long that flows so well, concisely and ended so satisfying. I appreciated the limited thread plots vs some of the other big series out there where there are many more. It's a bit campy at times, but heck that's fantasy. Thankfully, throughout the novels the author is able to make the characters and storyline realistic. The fight scenes are generally very well done, though there's a bit of super hero stuff going on. A real strength - it's clear the author is a sailor or has researched sailing really well. Whereas most other people glance over the technicalities of sailing in fantasy novels, Sullivan demonstrates command and it's a real plus to the story.

    One concern I had was the magic system. This could have used more detailed explanation. As it was outlined, anyone could have become a powerful mage. I did like how Arista stumbled her way things and never became all powerful. Just a bit more explanation is all.

    Finally, the narration was fantastic. Really loved the portrayals of Gaunt and Sauldor. The voices made you loath them even more.

    A fantastic listen and real credit to the genre!

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    Robin 06-24-13
    Robin 06-24-13
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    "I wished it would never end!"

    I listened to all 3 volumes in a row, which is the way to do it, as the story continues straight through. I lived with Royce, Hadrian, Arista, Myron and the rest for close to 2 months and I hate to say goodbye to them. I loved it so much that I wanted to start all over and listen to it again, if it weren't for all the other Audible books I haven't gotten to yet! It's not the most original fantasy, or the most poetic, or the most complex (though enough to keeping you guessing), but emotionally it's very satisfying and feels more 3-dimensional than the typical sword and sorcery tale. There is a whole cast of characters that you learn to care about, with their foibles and flaws.

    The narration is superb. I think I would have liked this series in print, but I'm sure it wouldn't have grabbed me immediately as the recording did. From the very first scene, I was hooked. This must have been very challenging to record, as there are literally dozens of characters, and Tim Gerard Reynolds always makes them totally distinct and adds personality. I had never heard him before but I would put him right up there with the great Jim Dale.

    I'm sorry there is no sequel but there are a couple of prequels coming out and I hope Audible will supply them.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trevor Rochelle Park, NJ, United States 06-11-13
    Trevor Rochelle Park, NJ, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "This was my favorite book in the series."
    If you could sum up Heir of Novron in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.


    What other book might you compare Heir of Novron to and why?

    I also really like "The Way of Kings"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last 4-5 hours of the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yep.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    patricia 05-29-13
    patricia 05-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A fantastic epic saga - beautifully written"
    What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

    I really like the story but also loved the character development. I ended up really caring about the people in this book and what happened to them. I don't often write reviews of books, but like this series so much I just had to say something. It is well worth a listen! The narrator was excellent as well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

    This was such a well told story that it would be hard to pick one special moment. But did love the final duel and the revelation of the heir. And I loved the development and growth of Arista and Thrace characters throughout this saga.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    I loved the interactions of Hadrian and Royce.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Move over Game of Thrones..we have another great contender!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for more books from this author!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Oscar Mike NY 05-24-13
    Oscar Mike NY 05-24-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Please make this series into a movie!!!"
    Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to audiobooks while at the gym, running, shopping and while doing yard work. There are few books that I can listen to over and over again. As soon as this book finished, I started the whole series over and I liked it better the second time. It has everything you would want in a great book series. Tim Gerard Reynolds is an excellent story teller and I couldn't recommend this book enough.

    I wish HBO or Showtime would pick this up and make it into a series.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brent Spokane, WA, United States 04-10-13
    Brent Spokane, WA, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"
    What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

    Good story and great character development. Has a good message and I think its a great book for teens.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 02-19-13
    Jill 02-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wishing it wasn't over..."
    Would you listen to Heir of Novron again? Why?

    Yes, but would start from book one, Loved the entire series. Rich characters I really grew to care about.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

    The last couple of hours!


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    Probably Hadrian, because he's suc a fun character. He voiced them all well and I never had any problem telling the characters apart.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Of course I laughed but I did something I almost NEVER do with books, written or audio...I cried. It took me totally by surprise that I did too and it made me mad since I had to redo my mascara! :)


    Any additional comments?

    START FROM THE BEGGINING! It's a must.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Tipp City, OH 45371 02-15-13
    Anthony Tipp City, OH 45371 02-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "FANTASTIC FINAL BOOK!!!!!!!!!"
    Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Series was long, howeverer in the end I don't regret a single minute of the story. It all paid off in the final book.


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    Anna 02-11-13
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    "A great conclusion for a great story!"

    Royce and Hadrian are two characters that I cared about. I enjoyed the other characters that were introduced along the way. The story wove around and through them in such a way that I was thoroughly engaged from the beginning until the conclusion of the last book.
    There was wonderful character development, and impressive story telling evident in each part of the trilogy!
    Tim Gerard Reynolds's narration was perfect for this story. It was truly icing on the cake.

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    GLENNO 02-08-13
    GLENNO 02-08-13 Member Since 2013

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    "If I could give it 6 stars, I would."

    What a fantastic series with a stellar reading performance! Just do yourself a favor and go get it.

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  • Keshnee
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    6/1/15
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    "Great finish to an awesome series!!!"

    I love Hadrian and Royce as characters and this has been a most enjoyable series; definitely one of those feel good fantasy tales that are so hard to come by these days.

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  • Patricia
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    "The completion of perfection! "

    Just to repeat myself - read/listen to the whole thing (the trilogy) from cover to cover and then say it's one of the best fantasy stories that has been written over the past four decades - and for those of us who like to listen I have run out of superlatives for Tim Gerard Reynolds so I can only say Brilliant! 😊

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  • gary
    3/30/15
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    "Epic"

    The third instalation in the Riyria revelations, probably the best story's I have had the pleasure to listen to , narrated to perfection this is truly a epic scifi/fantasy adventure with some of the best carectors you will ever have the pleasure of getting to know truly awesome , next on my list will be the Riyria chronicles which I can't wait to start .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    2/12/15
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    "fabulous"

    I can listen to this book over and over. excellent characters and a wonderful storyline

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  • Amazon Customer
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    1/28/15
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    "Excellent sequence"

    Really enjoyed the Riyria series. Excellent characters, well realised and a barnstorming, wide ranging and emotionally deep story.

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  • Aidan
    1/7/15
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    "Excellent"

    Loved this series, performance was excellent. Fell in love with the characters and loved the twists and turns particularly in the final book.

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  • Martina
    Farnworth, United Kingdom
    12/16/14
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    "What a series!!!"

    I have enjoyed every book in this series. I couldn't wait to get the next downloaded after finishing the previous one.
    The characters are full and well rounded. Imagery is so powerful you can feel yourself slipping on ice or laughing at characters mishaps as it becomes like a video playing in you head.
    Sullivan is amid my favourite authors for books that are hard to put down, And Tim Reynolds is a great narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Sedgefield, South Africa
    10/7/14
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    "Best book in a fantastic series"

    The book cleverly wove all the outstanding issues together. I loved the series. And am now looking for more books by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jamescoyle
    8/3/14
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    "Just excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

    Great conclusion to the series, would totally recommend it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All of it


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I wouldn't it would ruin it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Mackenzie
    London, England
    7/16/14
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    "Great ending to the series"
    Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story that kept me engaged all the way through. Even better than the earlier one in the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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