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
A wonderful story about a pair of exceptional thieves, and the bizarre events they wind up getting entangled in.
Michael J Sullivan's writing style reminds me of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss. The world is well thought out and the epic journey is similar to series' of the aforementioned authors.
Tim's reading is well paced, he does a wonderful voice-work, and really gives the words life with his performance.
'All the they wanted is what's yours'
I can't recommend this book enough. I enjoyed it, and it's sequels thoroughly!
The way he writes, paints such an amazing picture of these characters that you feel like you know them personally, and I like them all because of that.
He gives every character a voice and feeling.
It has made me laugh, cry, it has my make my heart beat faster and even drive faster during times that I had to set my cruse control because I was so into the story!!
Do not pass this book up
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The interaction of the characters, the humor, the emotions.
Royce probably because there is so much we don't really know about him.
This is an excellent series. Everyone is believable although seems unbelievable. The story line moves along well. I love the characters. I love the heartache, heartbreak, and the surprises. You never know what is around the corner! A great read, even for a 60-year-old who doesn't read much fantasy. A great escape.
Incredible plot twists and character development.
Hadrian Blackwater is a fantastic humble hero.
There is that spot where you find out they have no qualms about working both sides of a job.
This was incredible, and so were the subsequent books.
Picked this book up on a whim. I was looking for something about thieves for some strange reason. I'm glad I did. Sullivan throws you into a world that will be instantly familiar (humans, elves, and dwarfs) to any fantasy reader and doesn't worry about all the details of why the world is this way. It just setups the world, the rules, and scope and runs off.
I'm happy Sullivan did this because what you get is a great story and you don't have to worry about all the little details that often invade fantasy epics. You get a solid story that is heavy on the events. Paces very well without blowing to quickly through what is happening.
T.G. Reynolds does a wonderful job on the reading and gives you a vivid mental picture of what each character. I'm going to read the rest of this series soon.
I absolutely loved this book and i would highly recommend it to anyone, you can't help but fall in love with the characters. The story absolutely grabs you and won't let you go, I've listened to them multiple times and i always find more hints and foreshadows about how the story will go every time i listen. Micheal J. Sullivan is a great author who is actually very easy to get a hold of, i found him on reddit and told him how much i enjoyed all of his titles and he even emailed me an afterword kind of telling you why he went different directions and explanations. I went from listening to game of thrones to this series and i was absolutely stunned. 10/10 will listen to again.
I really enjoyed the characters and action in Theft of Swords. Tim Gerard Reynolds did an excellent job narrating and really brought the characters to life. The story and backlground of the world are original, although the setting contains many familiar fantasy tropes.
This is the first and best of a three book series, but the story in this book stands on it's own so you don't have to feel pressured into getting the next two. The latter two contain some rather contrived plot elements and subplots, a sort of deus ex machina to handle the invincible enemies facing humanity and are somewhat predictable, but they had some really great parts as well and I'm glad I listened to them.
This book reminded me of the Night Angel series in several ways; shady relations between nobles and criminals, an entrepreneurial whore named Gwen, and even a ridiculously o.p. sorcerer named Ezra.
I think this book was the perfect combination of action, politics, and lore. The book jumps to different points of view fairly regularly so you understand the plot from everyone's perspective, even the bad guys.
This volume has the first two books in the series, so don't be surprised when the story seems to end early.
If you are a fan of clever criminals, betrayal, of desperate battles (both physical and political) for the throne, then this series is for you.
Great book if you like a long well thought out story line. This book felt like there were two books in one. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one!
Honestly, I had to stop listening! I did listen to the first story and got part way through the second, so feel it's enough to write a review on.
The story was quite good, though a little formulaic, with some decent characters and good action. It has the bones to go the distance over the next couple of books I would suggest.
There was just something about the narrator's intonations that was wrong and really off putting. His voice was quite easy to listen to - the problem was how he would say sentences and stress various words, particularly in dialog, which sounded unnatural and a jarring. In the end I had to stop listening.
I'd suggest you listen to the sample prior to buying.
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