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
I loved the character interactions the most. the dynamic between the pair of thieves was fantastic and each character begins to grow imminently. Also, the world building is very well done and well paced.
I loved both main characters the most. each is in a way an opposite but also a compliment to the other and they both have a lot of depth to them. Especially as you progress through the trilogy.
Hard to say, it had a lot of great moments.
I can't remember (listened to it awhile ago, only now got to write a review)
The voice performance was superb!
Last year I bought Theft of Swords, and couldn't make it past the 2nd chapter, and returned the book. Then a few months ago I listened to Sullivan's "Age of Myth," a prequel to Riyeria Revelations which was very enjoyable story. So, I gave Theft of Swords another go, and I'm glad I did: very engaging storyline, expert character development-- also, Tim Gerard Reynolds' narration is spot-on. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series, Rise of Empire .
The mix of humor and suspense. The author really brings these characters to life. You'll want to run through the whole series as fast as you can just to start all over.
The opening scene set a stage that draws you in. it's a great listen all the way through.
Tim Gerald Reynolds brings these books (The Riyria Revelations series) to life.
when you realize that Royce isn't as bad as you think he is but just as bad ass he thinks he is.
Listen to the whole series then listen to the prequels. it makes it all the more fun.
I cannot believe how it's possible for one writer to have such imagination to create such wonderful stories, I will remember Royce and Hadrian for a long time maybe forever. This is a must read if you love books and or just good stories.
Royce, Haydrian, what a duo. One only caring for the well being of his companion and the job, the other caring for the plight of everyone he meets. This story unfolds with this pair of thieves getting themselves in a deadly pickle from the get go. It's action, adventure, with a cast of colorful characters being woven into a political power web of deceit and murder. Very entertaining for epic fantasy fans, with an excellent narrator bringing the story to life.
As always, Tim Gerard Reynalds gives an exceptional performance! He helps create a character's full personality with his voice. I am always impressed by his performances and the depth of thought he must put into each character.
The book itself is well written as a high fantasy series. Do not expect new races from this series, but all the typical high fantasy races are present. The world is small in this first book, but the characters were the biggest part of the story. There are also references and inside jokes that don't make much sense if you haven't listened to the free prequel volumes, available on audibles as well.
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