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Rise of Empire Audiobook

Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

Rise of Empire contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, books 3 and 4 of Riyria Revelations.

©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Nir A. 11-15-16
    Nir A. 11-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A great mid part of a trilogy!"
    If you could sum up Rise of Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Thanks! more please! :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rise of Empire?

    Kind of hard to say with out spoiling... So I'll just say there were a lot and some were very moving and / or fun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Same as above :)


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

    Hell yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Again, a great performance by the voice actor / narrator.
    This book is a fantastic read/listen and is a great transition to the final chapter of the trilogy! It continues into the world building and helps progress the events and story to a larger more epic scale.

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    perry 11-15-16
    perry 11-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Once again I'm impressed."

    Nothing negative to say about this book. Perfect continuance of the first book and equally well written and suspenseful.

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    Jeremiah 11-11-16
    Jeremiah 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "what a wonderfully terrible book"

    wonderful, all the way through the twists and turns until the end.... terrible ending/cliff hanger

    and yes, I'll be acquiring the next book momentarily. lol

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    Mantas 11-07-16
    Mantas 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Light and fun"

    I do read a lot and compared with all others this one is easy, fun and with a few twists. i liked characters, story and pace.

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    Matthew 11-05-16
    Matthew 11-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good. A little predictable. Still worth the read"

    Not quite Brandon Sanderson, but still very good. Some of the emotion was quaint. Still very good overall.

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    janet b. 11-01-16
    janet b. 11-01-16
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    "Better than the first one.
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    I enjoyed this book so much more than 'The Theft of Swords' . This is just better listen .

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    NB 07 Tx USA 10-26-16
    NB 07 Tx USA 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    loved it. ended abruptly. thrilling and imaginative. I highly recommend this book and the first in this series. I will now start the second book.

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    LINDA Durbanville, South Africa 10-23-16
    LINDA Durbanville, South Africa 10-23-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book"

    I enjoyed the first book of the series but really fell in love with the characters in this book. Much of my enjoyment came from the skill of the narrator who brought the cast to life and made me forget that I listening to only one person.

    As a stand alone story this doesn't work too well but as a follow on it draws you further in and leaves you wanting to begin the next book immediately - which is what I plan on doing right now. For someone who doesn't read a lot of Fantasy I have been converted by this series.

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    Lin Cloward Manti, UT, US 10-12-16
    Lin Cloward Manti, UT, US 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Complex great story, I have enjoyed all three."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, to anyone who loves every aspect of a good book, written into a Sci Fi Fantasy series this is the one. There has not been a lot of mushy love story, but real life good character development, and amazing story line. I think this is my favorite of all next to Muirwood by Wheeler.


    What other book might you compare Rise of Empire to and why?

    Muirwood series


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not done with book 3 yet in order to know. But probably when Thresa calls the games bluff and puts an end to the conspiraacy.


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

    A true Depth of intrigue and suspense, intermingled with strength, character, action, drama and deep love.


    Any additional comments?

    I was actually thinking what a great movie this series would make. I have really enjoyed it all three books.

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    Daniel 10-10-16
    Daniel 10-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "As good as Vol 1"

    Generally, I find that subsequent volumes of successful books are not as good as the initial offering. However, this one breaks the pattern, and is at least as good as the first! Can't wait to see if Vol 3 meets the same high standard!

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