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
This book was very, very enjoyable with a cast of extremely fun characters. Royce and Hadrian are on an adventure, and they are taking you with. Their personalities are so arrestingly charming (even if Royce isn't trying to be that way haha!) that you will immediately become sucked into the book. You'll root for these characters. You'll laugh at and with them.
Don't expect some deep, introspective character study in this book. While the characters are well-rounded and dynamic, the book does not provide a deep look into their heads. This book is less about the characters and more about the adventure. I wouldn't let this steer you off though, even if you are looking for deep characters in a book. Normally that's what I want--if a book doesn't have deep characters I'm not interested. But I make an exception with Theft of Swords because the book was so darn fun. Additionally, the friendship between Royce and Hadrian is rather "cute."
I am a retired firefighter. I enjoy learning in all of it's forms. I'm new to audible but I love it since I can listen while I drive or work
Oh my goodness!
This book only has a few lag time chapters.
The different characters were recognizable through out the book.
Don't miss this one!
I usually only listen to audio books when I am driving and sometimes working in the yard. I listened to this one while going to sleep, walking through stores and every other opportunity like waiting in doctors offices..
still tilting at windmills, after all of these years.
the first volume, at least, is highly derivative of Tolkien, the Thief series of video games and the Shannara series.
it's a fun read (or listen), but don't expect to have your intellect challenged.
the reader is excellent, the story is hackneyed.
I liked it. there were some odd pronunciations but overall good. takes a little while to get started.
wyoming road warrior
this is a good book! but go for at least 30 minutes - it's starts a little slow - dialog is a little lame in the beginning but if you stick with it takes off and you won't be able to put it down!
Best ever!!++++++Story is great and ever so captivating! Tim is of course awesome as always. A must for each and every fantasy fan. You won't be dissappointed;)
I was drawn to this series by the free short stories which were great samples of the entire series.
The author specifically wrote the Revelations and Chronicles series so that they could be read independently and in either order without missing or spoiling too much. I have found that his method of reveal is so similar between the two series that I am actually enjoying reading them in alternating order. I read the first Revelation, then the first Chronicle, second revelation, and so on. Enough back story to get the inside jokes but not enough to short circuit any plot lines. You could probably start with either series.
The two main characters are a great "Odd Couple" - each teaching the other a different point of view and such. A lot of sarcasm. The characters develop over the course of the series and it has been interesting to watch that happen. There is a good amount of action with some death and destruction, but just enough to keep it from being too saccharine.
At first I was not a fan of the narrator, but as the story developed either he improved or I began to notice how he subtly played each character differently. By the end of the book I was a big fan.
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