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Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3 | [Michael J. Sullivan]

Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

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.
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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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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 01-03-13
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Spectacular fantasy series"

    This has been a wonderful fantasy series. But like all good things it must come to an end. This was one of those series that drew you in and became more captivating the more you read. Micheal J. Sullivan did a great job. I will defiantly keep an eye out for more books by this author.

    35 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 08-25-12
    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Awesome! Solid 5 Star"

    This book is the best in the series. It has everything one could look for in epic fantasy. It has shades of LOTR (Remember, you shall not pass!). ASOIAF for the back stabbing / political intrigue and share number of characters getting chopped off. One of the last battles reminded me of a combat from 'First Law Series'. These are pretty big names and this book has elements from all these books in it.

    This book had me hooked from the start, and it is one of those book which will entice you to take the long route home hoping for more traffic. Humor made me laugh, depth of characters made me feel for their sorrow and triumphs and felt that this book will give reader an emotional ride while telling a story spanning thousands of years. There are some surprises in the book for good measure. Use of language is great, it flows beautifully and very enjoyable.

    Tim Gerad Reynolds narrates like a grandfather telling a story to children, and does it so effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration, and I hope to listen to more books from the narrator.

    I had a great time listening to this book, and I highly recommend this book.

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 08-15-12
    Jenny Orlando, FL, United States 08-15-12
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    "A Great Captivating Series"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

    This book and in fact the entire series is filled with good and great moments. The ending was one of the most enjoyable, memorable, and satisfying endings I have read.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did an excellent job of using voices that made it easy to quickly identify which character was speaking.


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

    Smiled a smile of satisfaction in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved all three books. The writer did a GREAT job at keeping the story interesting at every turn. He also did a great job wrapping up the story in the end.
    This was my first experience with this author, but not my last.
    Great writing + great voice = hours of satisfying listening.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Marian 04-01-13
    Marian 04-01-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Totally love this book"
    Would you listen to Heir of Novron again? Why?

    Yes I have already. Finishing this series felt a bit like finishing Potter. I had to find out what happens in the first read/listen, then the second go-round was to really enjoy the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Myron. Love him! But I also really appreciated how he handled Archibald - I like how his finest hour gave a normal stock character nuance and depth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Arista showing everyone who's boss with her water trick. Or chapter 24, cuz I'm a girl like that.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Myron's talk with Royce was quite nice. I also loved the imagery that came to mind during their trip to Percepliquis, especially the cave and the sea.


    Any additional comments?

    This has to be hands-down, one of the best narration performances I have heard to date. I am so surprised not to see Tm Gerard Reynolds doing high profile stuff. He's at the level of John Lee or Davina Porter for me. This is a great book to start but he absolutely takes it to the next level. It's the next best thing to having the book put to screen. Michael J. Sullivan got lucky with this guy and I hope he knows it. A bad or even average performance can ruin the best of books but I could just listen to these over and over because it's the best combination of book and narrator. These books remind me of Potter, LOTR but with a light straightforward style, so also like Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. I really can't recommend this book and the entire series enough!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Sacramento, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Jay Sacramento, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Second best series I have ever read/listened to."
    What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

    I am rarely surprised by endings to books, and hardly ever in a good way. You can guess all you want you will NEVER guess the ending. And yes it is better than any you could come up with-ever!


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

    The amount of time spent laughing while the party was in tense situations.


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

    All of the main ones. The voices he gives to the characters, I imagine would be the same ones I would have given them in my head while reading them.


    Any additional comments?

    Listened to over 15 SERIES so far and by far this was my favorite!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan CA, United States 05-23-13
    Ryan CA, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A find end to the Riyria trilogy"

    This series turned out to be a worthy investment - three lengthy listens, never got drawn-out, mystery, action, great payoffs to conflicts, characters that started to feel like old friends, and all woven by an apt narrator. Highly recommended.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 08-13-12
    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Continuation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When I saw this was released just the other day, I had to burn one of my credits. The series is great. Humor, action and a well developed story.


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

    Royce is my favorite. The duality of man (Elf) and how the character transforms by degrees.


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

    Laugh and I enjoyed every minute of the series.


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Sarasota,FL. United States 11-30-13
    Karen Sarasota,FL. United States 11-30-13

    I'm an LMT originally from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I lived in NYC off and on for 15 years. I decided I had enough of long cold winters so summer of 2012 I relocated and now live in sunny Sarasota FL and loving every moment of it. My favorite thing to do is lay on the beach all day long listening to the waves and a great audible book.

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    "Conspiracy Extraordinaire - My New #1"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book, far more I would recommend the whole series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Before I got the book I read a review that stated "I did not see the plot coming". I figured armed with that info I would be able to formulate many possible outcomes and so I would not be surprised.
    Guess what... I was totally surprised and blown away. I never saw that scenario, I was floored more than once when certain revelations came to light.
    I'm not sure what I liked the most, there were so many things. The whole series was so well written, full of action, never a dull moment, plenty of suspense, humor, wonderfully and well built characters.
    I laughed, I cried, I was scared, I was elated, my imagination was definitely challenged and satisfied by this totally believable world that was created. I almost want to set out to find this world and it's characters...lol


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

    The leading characters of Royce and Hadrion were undeniable but I really loved Myron.


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

    100% YES!!!... I laughed, I cried, I was in suspense, I was scared and elated and excited. nothing was missing. This series has replaced The Infernal Devices as my #1 in a series.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    08-13-12
    08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

    The gambit of emotions touched sadness, humor, and joy with every book in the series. What a wonderful ending for a great series. I didn't want it to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship and hardships endured by both Royce and Adrian.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He captivated my attention with every sentence. Many audio books make you have to go back and recap. Not this one. He did an excellent job.


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

    It was well done and yes, I shed a few tears of sadness and joy


    Any additional comments?

    best audio book since the Wheel of Time series.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 10-18-14
    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 10-18-14 Member Since 2008

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fan

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    "A series that ends on a high note!"

    Volume 3 of the Riyria Revelations contains the final two books of the series, book #5 Wintertide and book #6 Percepliquis. Michael J. Sullivan and Tim Gerard Reynolds reunite to bring all of the main characters back for a final crescendo. Unlike Volume 2 which leaves the listener hanging, Volume 3 ties every thing up nicely.

    If you have enjoyed the first two volumes of this series then you are in for a treat as Percepliquis is definitely the best book of the entire series. Not only is it the most entertaining but Sullivan also goes the extra mile to bring all of the threads together. He masterfully weaves a complex tale full of suspense with big reveals and satisfying ends to the many character storylines. Royce and Hadrian are at their best here and I found myself laughing aloud many times.

    Stop wasting time reading reviews and spend that credit. You will not be disappointed.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Michael
    9/3/14
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    "An amazing story"
    Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Ryria Revelations series in general is a rather strong series and the final book in the duality audiobook "Heir of Novron" is by far the best. Among movies you can often find depictions based on the excitement level defined by time, usually peeking around the point of no return.

    Where some of my other favorite series typically gave higher highs, but also lower lows the final books ride on an overall high level albeit with fewer peaks, but very few low points.

    The series is highly rated, and amongst books ive read/heard i would put the final book in my top 10


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

    There wont be any spoilers in this text and i am being deliberately vague

    Though the primary plot point throughout the series can be reasoned by most sooner or later in the series, the final book still manages to throw curve balls that not only fit, but are immensely satisfying when discovered. For me personally swinging from suspected guesses to things i newer even considered.

    The development and interaction between the characters grow and are also very good.
    Myron also deserves his own special mention as his character is fantastic.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Tim Gerard does an excellent job through the entire series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Reading, United Kingdom
    7/21/15
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    "Great ending to the series"
    What did you like most about Heir of Novron?

    This book brought the trilogy to a satisfactory conclusion. Some surprising and some satisfying deaths (!) and a nice twist to the tale towards the end.
    The series as a whole is fairly gentle without deep character development or complex motivations, it is nevertheless a pleasant listen which had me finding excuses to keep listening to see what happens next; always a good sign.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Tim's performance was great as always. A few slip-ups where voices were mixed up for a few words but that reflects how distinct the main characters voices were.


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

    All the proper reactions to the perils and triumphs of the characters. A smile at the interplay between them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommy
    burnley, United Kingdom
    7/17/15
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    "Exceptional!!!!!!!!"

    A fantastic read, the whole trilogy is a wonderful magical tale following two thieves Royce Melbourne and Hadrian Blackwater, and their path from humble beginnings to, ( I'm not going to tell you, you will have to read them yourselves!!! ) needless to say once you pick up the first book, you will not want to stop until you have read all three!!!! Happy reading everyone!!!! ;0)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    SWINDON, United Kingdom
    7/10/15
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    "Light-hearted fun"

    It's good, fun, light-hearted entertainment.

    The narration is fine, though at times some of the characters sound almost a little too jolly for the moment.

    It's worth listening to the whole series, as the thread is good and clues are given early on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr MacKenzie Barker
    6/9/15
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    "great collection."

    came together nicely. wrap up at the end was a little over extended a little Lord of the Rings, if you know what I mean.
    other than that 10 out of 10 from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keshnee
    London, United Kingdom
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    5/5/15
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    "An absolutely brilliant trilogy - a must have"

    I have only reviewed this last part of the trilogy as I think it can be judged as a whole or separately - either way they are superb stories interlaced within the main story -the performance is spot on and as a fan of fantasy books this ranks alongside Raymond E Feist', Brandon Sanderson and George RR Martin - download these books today you won't be disappointed ☺

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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 .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/12/15
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    "fabulous"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, United Kingdom
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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