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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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    "The intrigue gets deeper"

    The story picks up pretty much where the last one stopped. However there are still details that will be discovered in the next book. We learn more about Royce and Hadrian's past and the twists and turns leave you scratching your head as to how this is actually going to turn out. There are so many stages in this book that you are jumping around the globe. The wit and bantor are such that I found myself laughing out loud and the emotions are enough to make your eyes smart at times. One thing I found somewhat humorous is how the author "knocks" people off in the oddest fashion. Would be very dangerous to find yourself having feelings for the princess is all I will say. Looking forward to listening to the final collection.

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    "Still a Fantastic Series"

    These books have kept me continually enthralled. While I am driving or completing mundane tasks I will listen. This series has been great to listen to.

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    sometimes it feels like you're reading a screen play instead of a book. narration is great.

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    Even though I am a 68 year old lady I still adore being told and exciting story I wonderful actor. Thank you for that gift!

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    This book is very well written and the narration is also excellent. Enjoyed every chapter!

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    "Brilliant!"

    I just love Michael J. Sullivan books! They are always soooo good (and so is this one). Off to the next book, so I can find out what happens next!

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    I love this story. This is not my first time through and I can listen again and again. It's always entertaining. Royce and Haydrian are some of my all time favorite characters and I love anything they are in.

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    "a very nice listen."

    Aside from the fantastic narration the stories carry themselves well. I've enjoyed reading them in chronological order rather than publication order.
    Thank you Mr. Sullivan for an enjoyable romp, a generous foray into the fantastic world with unique histories and the entertaining magic of friendship.

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    I have really enjoyed the story; you can't always predict exactly how they will get out of trouble.

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    I fell in love with the characters, and it has a very engrossing story line.

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