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Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1 | [Michael J. Sullivan]

Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Marie Surrey, BC, Canada 01-23-15
    Marie Surrey, BC, Canada 01-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "pretty good"

    I have mixed feelings about this one, but liked it well enough to try the sequel. The characters are likeable and the basic plot is comfortably familiar, so this is a good choice if you're looking for escapism. I did find the pace a bit slow and somewhat over-written in places.

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    CoolGeekyGirl 01-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I love this series!"

    I have both read and listened to these books! A fun well written story that makes you want to spend more time with the characters!

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    Amazon Customer 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    Very entertaining, some slow points to build the story, but overall very enjoyable listen. Best narrator I have heard! I highly recommend.

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    Janine M. Corey Dallas, TX 01-18-15
    Janine M. Corey Dallas, TX 01-18-15 Member Since 2013

    Downtown Dallas Resident, IT Professional, born in Montana and raised in Saudi Arabia. Like books about the world, political and social movements and changes, interested in how people think and how philosophies and belief systems have changed and evolved.

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    "well narrated, nice crisp clean story."

    good story. good narration. really keeps an engaging pace. not too much surprising or challenging. but good genre fiction.

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    ryan 01-18-15
    ryan 01-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Gets better."

    It gets better as the story progresses. The characters evolve more quickly in part two.

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    Andy 01-16-15
    Andy 01-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    Excellent book and highly recommend. Not to over the top fantasy but just enough creativity. If you like Lord of the Rings you'll like this.

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    "Brilliant Narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Theft of Swords to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the narrator brings the characters to life in a brilliant way. Each character has their own voice, and you can recognize who is speaking just as you would recognize the voices of family members in a tape-recorded conversation. Characters from the same geographical area have similar accents, but not the same voice. I am now ordering other books narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the relationship between the unequal "partners in crime", Hadrian and Royce, but I also loved how the story line kept moving forward and remained suspenseful. I'm almost finished with the last book in the series, but I know now that I will listen to the entire series again just to enjoy the characterizations by T.G. Reynolds.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    I have two favorite characters in the book one:1. Hadrian: I love his accent and his happy-go-lucky charisma.2. The Bishop of Medford: This is an evil man with a kind grandfatherly manner. The narrator did a stellar job in portraying this complex character, and sends chills down my spine listening to him speak.


    Any additional comments?

    I would write the same favorable review about the other two books in the series. It has become one of my all-time favorites.

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    Jake Dembeck 01-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    Great story, great characters. It's hard to beat that combo. And the author strongly hints that the story is going in one direction then he shakes things up. Loved this book (well 2 books).

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    "Great Fantasy and Easy to Follow"

    One of the best and least confusing epic fantasies that I have read. Not only the characters and their backgrounds are well laid out and explained, the land and plot of the whole series are revealed in such a way that is relevant as the story evolves. Names are easy to remember, plot is easy to follow, with endless twists and intelligent dialog. The audio-book version is well read by Tim Gerard Reynolds,

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    Megan K. Betancourt hemet Ca 01-12-15
    Megan K. Betancourt hemet Ca 01-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Such a great story"
    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top of my list


    What other book might you compare Theft of Swords to and why?

    Honestly so far none compare for me


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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


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    Seriously one of the best books in a LONG time.

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