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
Absolutely! As everyone says, it takes a little while to get started, but the plot line is unpredictable and has twists and turns that you would not expect. The characters are very entertaining and there is a great amount of comedy. Royce and Hadrian are your classic protagonistic duo, who balance each other out (one rough and one idealist).
I do know know what I would compare it to, but I will tell you the books that I like to give you an idea if you might like this one. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, Eragon series, LOTR, and I got into the wheel of time series but couldn't get through them.
This is a well-done book and good narration. The story keeps you involved thought it is a little slow to get into. By the end I was looking forward to the next in the series.
Yes : Very compelling storyline, I found the more I heard the more I wanted to hear.
Mistborne Saga by Brandon Sanderson, good strong story line, interesting charecters.
I like the way the male voices were done, the female voices felt more like a episode of monty python.
Not again, but I did enjoy it the first time. I will listen to the second in the series.
Hadrian (sp?), because he's got a great personality and really cares about people. Plus, being a bad ass fighter helps the cool factor.
He was convincing in each role. I was impressed with that.
A few times when the two anti-hero protagonists saved people at risk to their own lives.
The book started a bit slowly, but gathered momentum. By the middle I was hooked, and by the end I wanted more.
I will say that the (I suspect D&D inspired) role of Thief as an acknowledge profession seems odd, and when kings talk that way, it makes it harder to buy into the story.
But I do like their thieving adventures!
One of the best things about the book was various, unique and interesting characters. Sullivan does a very good job with that.
I also like the critical observations about religion. That was great.
One of the best I've heard
I could not stop listening to the story. I cannot wait to get the next book
educator and technologist
What a wonderful find! Michael Sullivan keeps the reader engaged with interesting characters and complicated story lines. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series. I'm adding this author to my list of favorites.
This was an extremely good story of a different time and place.
Unique and enjoyable medieval adventures of theft and swordplay with the hope of more wizardry to come. The reading was excellent and the story wrapped up most loose ends with intelligence and justice. Nice to share in the adventures of a couple of hero rogues and there is no fault with the reading/acting.
This book is just what I was looking for. It's a nice refreshing adventure in a classic fantasy world with plenty of humor and a dash of lightheartedness. The story is on the predictable side, in fact I would say it's more predictable than not, but I didn't mind. I was just happy to have a break from all the gloom and darkness that seems to saturate so many fantasy series today. I narrator is also excellent I think with a nice range of voices. My sister characterizes him as "British but not snooty". Over all a great choice if you want an fun, easy going, epic fantasy.
I just happened to stumbled on this..just right speed. Kept me interested to the end and rushed me for the second book.
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