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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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    Scott Brady Oakland, CA United States 02-27-13
    Scott Brady Oakland, CA United States 02-27-13
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    "Great fast paced read"

    Theft of swords built momentum nicely...started off pretty light, soon developed into a complicated, fast paced story. From a basic sword and sorcery heist caper it soon for me felt like Lord of the Rings + Name of the Rose + Game of Thrones but a bit lighter with more humor. Plot is very clever and clearly thought out well in advance. I found it perfect for long runs where a gripping story takes your mind off the pain...I bought the second one as soon as I was done. Highly recommend if you like the genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Berg 02-27-13
    B. Berg 02-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Take's you away"

    Excellent performance and an interesting story that takes you away. I lost sleep in my hurry to finish this one.

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    byron 02-25-13
    byron 02-25-13
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    "Michael Sullivan is great entertainer."
    Where does Theft of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Certainly at the very top.


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

    'A Tale of Two Cities' 'The Count of Monte Cristo' 'The Walking Drum'
    Great storytelling and character development. Great performance and a good ending!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Entire trilogy, even with its great length length, was great.


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

    Laughed often.


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to more books like it and a 'Lord of the Rings' type movie series.
    Wake up Hollywood.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Littleton, Colombia 02-24-13
    Jennifer Littleton, Colombia 02-24-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Why do I need to sleep?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! From the first 15 minutes I was hooked. The only reason I didn't finish this book in one day was the need for sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    The dialog between characters is fantastic. I really care what happens to the people in this book and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos Benjamin 02-22-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Made Me Want To Get The Other Books In The Series"

    While I like a book whose story is started, developed and resolved within a single volume, a series of books, be it a trilogy or simply multiple volumes following a single character or group of characters, always makes me smile.... That is, when the opening story is one that holds my attention and makes me want more.

    When I finish a lead book in a series I'm excited because I now have a stronger sense of what book I may choose to spend my credit on next.

    Theft of Swords was a great start to the Riyria Trilogy. The protagonists were fun to get to know and the storyline moved along without too many hitches. Occasionally attributing a comment to a character who isn't present and continuity errors do bother me, but they were few enough that it did not hamper the telling of a good tale.

    Highly recommended if you're into fantasy. Can't wait to dig in to Book 2.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Putney, VT, United States 02-21-13
    James Putney, VT, United States 02-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "I was hooked only after 15 minutes"
    If you could sum up Theft of Swords in three words, what would they be?

    Thank you Audible for suggesting this Author


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

    I am a fan of Robert Jordan since 2002 and he through emails suggested authors like Jim Butcher, Lackey and many more. I put Michael Sullivan up there in my favorite author's category


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Tim Reynolds did an outstanding job and I hope Audible doesn't mess the series up by changing readers.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I would but unfortunately my commute isn't that long. I did however take the long way home to finish book 1.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan 02-17-13
    Jonathan 02-17-13

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    "Recommended for fans of Locke Lamora"

    I grabbed this book when it was on sale and loved it. It has a similar feel as Scott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastard series. I definitely plan to listen to the second book!

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    Daniel 02-13-13
    Daniel 02-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A very fun story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone who likes sci-fi / fantasy should try this one. That is the genre I listen to the most and this was a great purchase. If you listen to books while exercising or doing yardwork, this will make the time go by. The author tells a good story without being predictable, and the reader brings the characters to life.


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

    Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind is analogous; Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card has some similarities; Eye of the World readers would like it; and Game of Thrones fans would most likely enjoy it. This is a more light-hearted book than most of those and in that vein, levity is hard to find. It is not a comedy, just a tale that does not take itself too seriously.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entrance to the hidden prison. It was not for the drama, it was because of the images created. That scene was so well described it stood out as innovative and memorable. I do not want to say more because part of the fun is the discovery for future readers.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Theft of Swords is a great name but I am not coming up with a tag line at the moment.


    Any additional comments?

    No additional comments.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim O'Brien Monticello, FL USA 02-11-13
    Jim O'Brien Monticello, FL USA 02-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "My new favorite author"
    What made the experience of listening to Theft of Swords the most enjoyable?

    It has just the right amount of action, character building and humor to make you never want to stop listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miron the monk. (I don't know if I am spelling his name correctly. When I listen to, instead of read, a book I am often surprised when I see the names of characters in print.) He has such a great personality. He reminds me of my father.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I am searching for other books he has done. He made the characters come to life without over doing it like so many performers do. Very well done. I hope he does the next series coming out in August. I am usually very disappointed when a new reader takes over a series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but the length of it made that an impossibility. I love long books. The author gets to fully define his characters. These three books in the series are actually six books combined into three volumes.


    Any additional comments?

    As my headline says: this is my new favorite author. I still love Brandon Sanderson and Brent Weeks, but until they come out with more, Michael is on top.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi 02-11-13
    Heidi 02-11-13
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    "Good Listen"

    I bought this because it was on sale and am thoroughly pleased. It was an engaging story with great characters brought to life through talented narration. I especially liked the character of Hadrian and his relationship with Royce, which often added humor to the story. I listened to all three books in a week (which is impressive for me since I work full time and they were unabridged versions). I am looking forward to the prequels and hope they have the same narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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