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The Viscount and the Witch Audiobook

The Viscount and the Witch: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1.5

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Publisher's Summary

Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this standalone first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lesson about good deeds. Join Royce and Hadrian in this short story about one of their earliest adventures.

©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Atle 10-06-15
    Atle 10-06-15 Member Since 2012

    Teacher & musician.

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    "only if you dont own cronicles book 2"

    this is now a chapter in the second book of the cronicles series. good short stort if you dont want to buy that one for some reason.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-30-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Be Careful Who You Steal From"

    I have read all three of the Riyria Revelations and they were all excellent fantasy. This short story is a part of the Riyria Chronicles which are the first three books in the Riyria adventures. Similar to Star Wars where the last three books/movies came out first. A little confusing.
    Anyway, this is the second chapter of the second book in the Riyria Chronicles, "The Rose and the Thorn" and what a great teaser, it made me jump right back into Michael Sullivan's wonderful, epic fantasy series. I surely miss the characters and Tim Gerard Reynolds's fantastic narration, so I'm onto, "The Crown Tower".
    If you like fantasy at all, or even if you don't, you will not be disappointed with any of these books. Highly recommend.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-22-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "Funny"

    In the intro, MJS admits that he is not that great at writing short stories, but says he put more effort into this one having good character development and a good rounded story. He was correct and it was funny on top of that. If you don't know if you want to read the Chronicles, then start with this short story. If you like it I know you will like the books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    michael remillard 06-20-14
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    "Good story"
    Any additional comments?

    I like that this story was not one that you needed to know the universe that the other stories were created in to enjoy it. I like the fact that it was a stand alone and you did not feel the need to have read the other books in the series to understand what was going on.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Artemis M. O'Conan Victoria 04-13-16
    Artemis M. O'Conan Victoria 04-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good short story, but if you get book to don't buy this"

    This story ends up being chapter 2 in book 2. But if you have not read any of the series this is a good cheap introduction

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 11-04-15
    Susan 11-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Short but enjoyable, except for the porcupine"

    I give this one an 'extra' star because once I did listen to it with attentiveness, I found it very ...uh, I hate to say it, "cute"... but that's what comes to mind. It was fun. And cute.

    But I tried many times to listen and about 9 out of 10 times, and I am only slightly exaggerating there, I found it a perfect antidote for insomnia. Finally I tried a listen while walking the dog.

    That worked...I was paying so much attention to the story I was nearly consumed by the most enormous porcupine I have ever encountered...it was the biggest of all the one porcupines I've ever been up close with, but fortunately I scared it as much as it startled me, and I was able to continue listening as I finished a more wary walk of the dog.

    My walk in the woods while listening was a perfect setting for the two Riyria characters who are accosted as they traverse "the woods" of their own world and encounter a prickly character themselves. Yeah, I still think it was a cute story. A nice short listen, but I needed focus to enjoy it at its best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-01-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-01-14 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "The Viscount and the Witch."

    I liked how the author explained the order of the books before you listen. I enjoyed this story enough that I put the full length book in my wish list for when I'm ready for a new fantasy series.
    Also try Jester, it also is a free sample to enjoy by this author. Narrator is great. Thanks audible for the freebie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt 08-04-16
    Matt 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Do not buy if you have book 2"

    If you already have book 2 of the cronicals do not buy this book. this is all in book 2 and even the author confirms this in the opening of the book.

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    Allegra 04-13-16
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    "too short wanted more!"

    kept wishing it would go on...so on to the next in the series! can't wait for it!

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    jonathan 04-12-16
    jonathan 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    if your into the story and enjoy it then get this Carrie you ll like it

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    "Nice and quick short story"

    While this short story had no action scenes in it, it does seem to set up a future scene (which i assume will be in one of the books).
    I have not read any of Michael Sullivan's novels, but I have just purchased Theft of Swords from Audible.

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