Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy, 2013
Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.
Theft of Swords contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, books 1 and 2 of Riyria Revelations.
©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
This is not my usual type of story but this book and series is awesome. It moves ahead of the likes of game of thrones in my opinion. I recommend to anyone who is looking for new series to get into. There are 6 books split into 3 audiobooks give them a try u won't regret it.
he does really good voices for all characters also just has a pleasant voice in general, story takes place in a wonderful world full of terrific characters
Definitely in the top 15%
The relationship between the lead characters Hadrian and Royce. The dialogue is fabulous. It takes you to this world and you are fascinated as the story reveals itself.
Hadrian is an excellent character. A kind of glass half full person. I like the way he explains sword fighting.
Hard to say, probably something like The Lost Emporer
Definitely want to hear the next novel as this one was so enjoyable. Have to find out the secrets of Hadrian, Royce and the Lost Emporer.
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The Jester and the Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan
Ah, a lovely romp through the mind of fantasy writer Michael J Sullivan is a new guilty pleasure. Again, Audible sucked me in with an inexpensive free short story. Once addicted, I moved on to book one of his Riyria Revelations. Michael hit the reading world through self-publishing. Someone figured out that his wonderful series was strong enough for the ‘real world’ *cough, cough*.
I can’t be more delighted. The Jester is a short story that proved to be an excellent hook. It is witty, clever, enjoyable, and the world emerges as a rich tapestry without the boring pages and pages of set up. Thank you for that Michael.
In the short story, The Jester, his male duo of thieves ends up in deep shit, which is a common enough problem for them. The interaction between the warrior with the kind heart and the rascal thief who is heartless (yeah, I didn’t buy that as he is too easily persuadable) is humorous and they are a perfect foil for each other. Faced with a Lady or the Tiger decision, they do manage to survive to steal another day.
Equally strong is his development of his female characters, which take a stronger role in the first Riyria Revelations series. Theft of Swords was a 100 best library recommended book in 2012 when his stories went main stream.
Funny and heartwarming and yes, warmed over LOTR tripe, but 100% enjoyable!
The one word that I can use to describe this amazing series. Michael J Sullivan is a genius. He has created an addicting world I am obsessed with. It is filled with characters that I love, dialogue that I can relate to, and an epic story that gets more and more intricate the farther it goes.
It is now my favorite series, and I've gotten many a friend an family member addicted to this series. Comparable to Narnia and Harry Potter.
Some fantasy series can come off as pretentious and pompous with their over the top paragraphs and long winded sentences. Not this one. The Riyria Revelations is humble, relatable, and freaking awesome.
You definitely need to listen to this one.
I am not a fan of the fantasy genre, so I hesitated to listen to this book. But it came up on sale and I finally tried it.
Very enjoyable without all the (what I find) usual convoluted and difficult fantasy elements.
Good interesting characters with some twists and humor that I appreciated.
Tim Gerard Reynolds is a good narrator and I might continue with the series.
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