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Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2 | [Michael J. Sullivan]

Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2

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.
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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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    Very fun story with an incredibly talented Performer. I need to write more words to submit this review ha ha

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    Nathaniel NEWBURYPORT, MA, United States 02-14-15
    Nathaniel NEWBURYPORT, MA, United States 02-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    Mark E. Smith Gulfport, Ms USA 01-29-15
    Mark E. Smith Gulfport, Ms USA 01-29-15 Member Since 2012

    Myself a geeky engineer. I like in the following order, 1 - SciFi, 2 - Fantasy, 3 - Thrillers, 4 - Mysteries. My most most memorable book was "Dune" by Frank Herbert. My most thought provoking book, "On A Pale Horse" by Peirce Anthony.

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    The story has kept my interest with a cliff hanger each time. I find myself chuckling out loud when hadrian cracks his sarcastic jokes. On to the next book in the series.

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    Tim Brown 01-28-15
    Tim Brown 01-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    i am not good with words but i will do my best. first off. i love the series. this being the second of the original three some starts off with the same flow for me as the original. it has everything i love in a good story. interesting characters that i at times relate with. grand adventures to far off places and death defining task that make my heart race even after reading multiple times. but to sum it up the book does not disappoint. if you like the first then you are sure to love this as well.

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    BoB Dupont paris, France 01-27-15
    BoB Dupont paris, France 01-27-15 Member Since 2011

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    The author has not done enough research. sometimes sounds like a teenage author without education.

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    Shahab Sabetnejad 01-27-15 Member Since 2014

    Currently studying psychology in Norway. I primarily read fantasy, sci-fi and fictional books

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    In the first two books (volume 1), you will fall in love with Hadrian and Royce, they will be your main reason for picking up volume 2. Unfortunately, they aren't as much in focus this time around, and I found myself less attached to them in these books compared to the previous ones. They seemed less fun and more serious. Still, I loved the first volume so much that I'll finish the trilogy, hopefully volume 3 will make up for volume 2 falling a bit flat.

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    Mathew 01-21-15
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    Great story. The plots intertwine seamlessly. A must read for all fantasy readers. If you like George RR Martin, this will fill in the time awaiting his next book.

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    The narrator continues with his excellent narration. The story how ever does not keep up the pace of the first book. Still a goid plot with excellent twists. Hopefully the pace will pick up again in the third and final volume of the series

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    enjoyable plot and characters - action and comedy and well performed - all around and very enjoyable book
    I will be getting the sequel

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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-08-15
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 01-08-15 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    This was a fun book. It is better than the first, with more depth of character and more plot twists. I would give it 3 1/2 stars but it wont let me.

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