Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born.
For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner, Hadrian Blackwater, from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, the two thieves return to Medford but receive a very different reception - Gwen refuses to see them. The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of - but she's about to find out.
©2013 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2013 Recorded Books
Tim Reynolds is absolute magic! I have read and reread Sullivan's books, and I love that, but Reynolds has a way of making Royce and Hadrian just jump from the pages. He perfectly captures Royce's dark humor and intimidating demeanor and Hadrian's optimism and idealism in the same stroke.
Let me first say that this book is fantastic! It is exciting, has intrigue and adventure, and lots of interesting back story on all the characters from the original trilogy. That being said, I don't think I've ever been more frustrated! If read after the original trilogy, which takes place 9 or 10 years in the future, this book sets the stage for events that will happen then, so you are forewarned of plotters and saboteurs and all you want to do is get the characters to realize which people are lying scumbags. There are several points where I was desperate for anyone to catch them, knowing that the future is fixed anyway. But I think that is the mark of a great story, that it makes you get involved, and be desperate for someone, anyone, to realize what's happening!
This is another great installment is the Riyria Chronicles, and I love the more lighthearted feel these books have, since so many fantasy sagas are currently leaning to the dark and gritty. Definitely recommended!
A truck driver who listens to a lot of Audiobooks
As a truck driver, I don't have much time to read, but lots of time to listen. So, of course I consider the audio edition better
I liked the story of how the Rose and Thorn was built
I don't think I have a favorite.
I don't know.
Absolutely fantastic fun.
I suggest going to the author's website and looking up the order he suggest reading the books in. I have read them as they have been released and after reading this book I would definitely suggest reading the first book published first (which is what the author suggest).
This is a good story well written with memorable characters. The story is exciting and constantly moving. Surprises along the way keep suspense up. Satisfying experience.
I have recommended the original Riyria trilogy to people-- I have never heard a trilogy that was so beautifully, intricately assembled. This book is the 2nd stand-alone book after the trilogy. I found it more entertaining than the first, but not up to the excellence of the trilogy.
The interplay between the two main characters is always entertaining.
Hadrian is my favorite character. His optimism is refreshing. Even when it's misplaced.
"What would happen if The Odd Couple were two thieving knights?"
Listen to the original trilogy. It's amazing.
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Action, Adventure, intrigue, well deserved laughter, heartache, just the right blend of emotions from the two central characters who compliment each other perfectly. I don't think a movie could be made that would do this story justice. It's a great listen! I was just confused as I read this book second after reading Theft of Swords first. This one should have been read before Theft of Swords, as it deals with the earlier lives of the two main characters and their supporting cast.
The narrator is great. He does a wonderful job with the voices, both male and female.
All Michael Sullivan books are just awesome! Great world building, epic fighting and just plain fun! Worth getting!
Absolutely. I loved this book. Although, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if i hadn't read Riyria Revelations first. This book answered most if not all the questions I had about how Royce and Hadrian actually met. Fantastic story.
Both Royce and Hadrian equally. I cant bring myself to pick a side.
Yes and this is just as good if not the best I've heard.
Yes. but I couldn't.. took me a few days.
plenty of action in this book. The fight scenes were perfectly written from every point of view. And the dialog between Royce and Hadrian is priceless!
Some books take time to warm to, but not so with The Riyria Chronicles. Engaging and fun are a few of the traits I enjoy about the writing. This author is new to me and so far I just want more, more, more. That hasn't happened to me in quite some time. I go through a lot of books so, ya, pretty darn pleased with this series so far.
I could listen to these books read to me over and over . I absolutely love them. Micheal J. Sullivan and Brandon Sanderson are (in my opinion) the top two fantasy writers of all times. If you love this series then you should give the Demon Cycle series a listen starting with "The Warded Man" by Peter V. Brett, another amazing author.
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