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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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    Excellent. Natalie superb, characters engaging, story and action riveting. Starting the final volume right now.

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    Amazon Customer 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    Been hooked since the first book!! can't get enough of Royce and hadrien!!! get this series

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    Paul 05-21-16
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    "splendid performance."

    Tim Reynolds is a Master narrator and Mr Sullivan has a masterful work. the story is enough to keep you occupied the characters enough to keep you spell bound and the suspense... What next

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    Elizabeth A Western Canada 05-18-16
    Elizabeth A Western Canada 05-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story AND perfect narration"

    Loved this story and the narration is spot on perfect. I am downloading next book now.

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    Robert A. Collins Norfolk, Virgina 05-15-16
    Robert A. Collins Norfolk, Virgina 05-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    Possible to walk away from without missing it too much. That said the fleshing out of the characters and the introduction of new plot twists is quite intriguing.

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    Jeremy 05-08-16
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    "unreal.. ...."

    this is a most read! if you like lord of rings you must read this series. this will blow your mind.

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    Kelly Lewis 05-05-16
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    Once again Tim Gerard Reynolds breaths life into what is already an excellent written work.

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    Eva Tschetter 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great acting, fantastic characters"

    loved this story. Giving closure while making me crave the next book, I'm a huge fan of Michael's writing. I have become an advocate for this humorous
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    Elaine 04-29-16
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    "Adventures and Treachery Galore !!"

    The Witch of Melengar is on her own adventure as ambassadress (and more) while Royce and Hadrian have adventures on ships and fights with mythic beasts. Treachery abounds. The narrator of the audio book, Tim Gerard Reynolds, is superb. I'm enjoying Riyria Revelations and look forward to the next (final?) book in the series.

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    Kristoffer 04-20-16
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    Hated the ending, sucks that ppl think depressing story is "good" writing utterly disappointed, I hope the last books make a 180 whit the depressed shit!

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    "amazing"

    amazing really good book would highly recommend. good story line lots of twists and turns

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  • gordon
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    "Continues on from the 1st book just as good."

    Micheal J Sullivan nows how to wtite and Mr Reynalds reads well.
    The audio book was such fun to listen to.
    If you like fantacy you'll love this and even if you don't this is a fun series to listen to.

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  • David
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    "Good story well told"

    overall it won't light the world on fire, but it's an interesting story, which is also well narrated.

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    "Hope it never ends"

    my English isn't the best as you can maybe see, but as the title says hope it never ends, the characters and the plot/storyline is awesome, the reader is great his old guy voice is just perfect, totally worth buying.

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  • Daniel
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    "good"

    another solid and highly entertaining installment from both author and narrator, well worth the credit.

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  • Dee
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    "Riyria Revelations series gets even better"

    I loved this second volume of the Riyria Revelations - Rise of Empire. Tim Gerard Reynolds does a brilliant job of narrating the characters, each with their own voice and character. War in Melengar, a continued search for the Heir of Novron, Princess Arista, Amelia, the Empress - wow what a story. I couldn't stop listening. I'm now onto the final instalment of the Riyria Revelations and it just gets better.

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