Heir of Novron

Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: Riyria Revelations, Book 3
Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
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A rising star in the fantasy genre, Michael J. Sullivan has built an ardent following for his Riyria Revelations saga, which draws to its epic conclusion in Heir of Novron.

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

Heir of Novron contains Wintertide and Percepliquis, books 5 and 6 of Riyria Revelations.

©2012 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books
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AN EXCELLENT TRILOGY

This was the third book in The Riyria Revelations trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed this series.
All three books in this series are very long books, so if you are not into that....

Book 1 The Theft of Swords
Is 22 hours and deals with Royce and Hadrian mistakenly getting involved into this adventure

Book 2 Rise of Empire
Is 26 hours and the continuation of the story. I think it was an excellent book, but not as exciting as the first and third.

Book 3 This book, Heir of Novron
Is a long 31 hours, and brings the adventure all together

Sullivan has another series with some of the same characters, but so far I haven't listened.

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I loved this whole series

A wonderful story from start to finish. I thought I knew what would happen next and was surprised again and again. The main characters were fantastic. Noughting is ever easy.... highly recommend to anyone that enjoys a great tale.

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A fitting conclusion

What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

The fact that the story continued on without any surprises or unbelievable twists that disrupted what had been previously told in the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

The most memorable moments are when the heroes are facing off agains the gilarabryn while trying to recover the horn and the final battle duel for control of the human and elven realms

Any additional comments?

I think Heir of Novron is a fitting conclusion to one of the best fantasy trilogies I have read in a long time. Yes, I still think there were too many different characters used for POV. Yes, I don't think that the "twists" were well disguised and were very predictable. But the fact that it is just a good story over comes these faults.This story is very classical for the genre. I think will be liked by anyone who has a taste for epic high fantasy stories that are fun with lots of action and intrigue.

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A satisfying end to the Riyeria Chronicles

In these final two books, Michael J. Sullivan wraps up the adventures of Royce and Hadrian (Riyeria) and the arc of the story satisfies the fans: the (surviving) characters remain true to themselves even as they move on with their lives; the mystery driving the series from the beginning is explained (and enough clues are there for even me to figure out most of it ahead of time, but not in such a way that the characters seemed like dunces); and the journey to the end is packed with adventure and humor.

It's really hard to end a series, especially one with the type of characters that the reader can invest herself in and a world where fans can easily imagine further adventures for the beloved cast. Just look at the TV shows Lost or Battlestar Galactica. But the author does a great job of wrapping everything up in a natural way, with a coda that satisfies the fan's desire to know what happens to the characters after the adventures are over.

Again, the narrator was a huge contributor to making this series snappy and enjoyable. He slipped up in the voices once in awhile during extended dialogue, but his reading really brought the colorful world and its distinct characters to life.

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I enjoyed it

I just enjoyed listening to this series and wanted to leave a good review for the author and reader.

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Very Good

Would you consider the audio edition of Heir of Novron to be better than the print version?

Apples and oranges.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all in the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

The very last. It should have been predictable, but wasn't.

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

You'll have to cast me in it first!

Any additional comments?

A touch of Ambercrombie. A touch of Sanderson. A touch of Salvatore. A touch of Feist.

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Truly Enjoyable

An Excellent series, well written, entertaining and the narrator was excellent. Highly recommend this book.

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Some good fantasy and a lot of plot

If you enjoy books like Game of Thrones, you will like this book more. Why do I compare the two storytellers? The settings are similar, but the writing is more positive and I actually like these characters, even the tainted ones. The story telling is over the top spectacular, and the turns and twists don't allow you to really know what's going to happen until after it does happen. The only thing you know is that everything turns out good in the end. The tension is how that happens. How will they get out of the next crazy situation. This will become a movie at some point. It just has to.

Start on the first book, The Crown Tower and then you can work your way through them all. Believe me when I say that if you start, you will finish all the books. You will have to, you won't have a choice.

Michael Sullivan is a great writer. When I say great, it's because he does everything right. Excellent descriptions, logical outcomes and great characters. The story becomes vivid and compelling.

Finally, the actual reading is beyond what you would expect. The voices and characterization are extraordinary.

This is an excellent series and if you are considering reading this author, you will not be disappointed.

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Best Riyria Story Yet.

Heir of Novron takes the steam that was built from the last book and builds it into a wonderful and exciting ending. What begins as more of a buddy story in a fantasy setting ends as a top rate fantasy story. The author Micheal J. Sulivan seemed to grow as the story grows, and I am looking forward to future series from him as well as the new Ryria Chronicles books.

Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds was solid as usual. I highly recommend this series.

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A brilliant end to an outstanding series

This book was the cherry on top of a wonderful experience in my life that i will never forget. These books are written as an example for how a good fantasy series "should" be written

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  • Michael
  • 09-03-14

An amazing story

Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Ryria Revelations series in general is a rather strong series and the final book in the duality audiobook "Heir of Novron" is by far the best. Among movies you can often find depictions based on the excitement level defined by time, usually peeking around the point of no return.

Where some of my other favorite series typically gave higher highs, but also lower lows the final books ride on an overall high level albeit with fewer peaks, but very few low points.

The series is highly rated, and amongst books ive read/heard i would put the final book in my top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

There wont be any spoilers in this text and i am being deliberately vague

Though the primary plot point throughout the series can be reasoned by most sooner or later in the series, the final book still manages to throw curve balls that not only fit, but are immensely satisfying when discovered. For me personally swinging from suspected guesses to things i newer even considered.

The development and interaction between the characters grow and are also very good.
Myron also deserves his own special mention as his character is fantastic.

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

Tim Gerard does an excellent job through the entire series.

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

Yes

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  • Mr. Paul M. Quirk
  • 07-21-15

Great ending to the series

What did you like most about Heir of Novron?

This book brought the trilogy to a satisfactory conclusion. Some surprising and some satisfying deaths (!) and a nice twist to the tale towards the end.
The series as a whole is fairly gentle without deep character development or complex motivations, it is nevertheless a pleasant listen which had me finding excuses to keep listening to see what happens next; always a good sign.

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

Tim's performance was great as always. A few slip-ups where voices were mixed up for a few words but that reflects how distinct the main characters voices were.

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

All the proper reactions to the perils and triumphs of the characters. A smile at the interplay between them.

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  • Robyn
  • 07-10-15

Light-hearted fun

It's good, fun, light-hearted entertainment.

The narration is fine, though at times some of the characters sound almost a little too jolly for the moment.

It's worth listening to the whole series, as the thread is good and clues are given early on.

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  • Wiets
  • 06-09-16

Good book

Liked the caracters and twists in story. Narrator also adds to the caracters. . .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-05-16

Awesome

loved it. What an excellent story. Beautifully constructed. I cannot fault it in any way. And the reader is brilliant and complements the whole experience.

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  • sean
  • 05-12-16

love it......

Absolutely loved this book the whole series really, it's a shame it has to end.

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  • Tara
  • 10-18-15

Such a phenomenal listen

Utterly excellent listen. The voice acting is the best I have ever come across with a compelling story arc verging on the epic.

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  • Tommy
  • 07-17-15

Exceptional!!!!!!!!

A fantastic read, the whole trilogy is a wonderful magical tale following two thieves Royce Melbourne and Hadrian Blackwater, and their path from humble beginnings to, ( I'm not going to tell you, you will have to read them yourselves!!! ) needless to say once you pick up the first book, you will not want to stop until you have read all three!!!! Happy reading everyone!!!! ;0)

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  • Mr MacKenzie Barker
  • 06-09-15

great collection.

came together nicely. wrap up at the end was a little over extended a little Lord of the Rings, if you know what I mean.
other than that 10 out of 10 from me.

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  • Keshnee
  • 06-01-15

Great finish to an awesome series!!!

I love Hadrian and Royce as characters and this has been a most enjoyable series; definitely one of those feel good fantasy tales that are so hard to come by these days.

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  • Ms Dorothy
  • 05-20-20

Fantastic Series!

This would have to rate as one of my favourite series in a lifetime of reading! The characters are all so different but equally compelling and three dimensional. The plot is intriguing, with just enough of a hint to lead you to thinking you know what's about to happen: allowing you to feel clever, but not giving it away. Drama and humour wrapped up to be a great page turner! One of those series where you dread to read thealast paragraph because you just want another.

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  • Ginelle
  • 05-18-20

Thoroughly enjoyable

I loved this book soo much! I laughed, cried, cringed, sat on the edge of my seat. The 2 main characters are just sooo loveable will definitely be a reread for me

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-20

Riveting

So sorry that the story came to an end. loved it from the beginning to end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-24-19

Love this conclusion to a great series

I read all of the Prequels first even though they were written later and is highly recommend doing it that way. Im now looking forward to more Michael J Sullivan

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 09-28-19

loved this so much !

another wonderful story from Michael and so well read by Tim...such a pleasure to listen to. the whole series is one of my favourites and i have to admit that twist was un expected...and wonderful 😁

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-18-19

Review by Ada 11 and a half yrs old

PAUSE
I loved this book, and it's predecessors, and I reckon the storyline is great, but the story wouldn't pause! After listening to the first few chapters, mum called me into dinner and I tried to pause it, but the button didn't work! My only solution was to bookmark the spot, then go to the end and use the auto-stop to pause it.
CHARACTERS
All the characters were familiar to me the second time I read the book, so I could sort of sense what they were going to do a moment before they did it. I loved Hadrian's outrightness, kindness and honesty, Royce's cleverness, skill and dark moods and Arista's, well, just about everything about her.
BEFORE
Theft of Swords and Rise of Empire were both intrigueing, scary and funny. I like how Sullivan can make the plots as real as if they were unfolding like a map infront of you. I now only have one more thing to say, and it is;
great book

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  • David
  • 06-29-18

Listened to this series 3 times

And it gets better and better. As good as any series including LOTRs. Can’t wait for more about the earlier adventures of Riyria.

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  • Sam
  • 05-04-17

such an amazing series!!

extremely well written an enthralling story that makes you laugh and cry gives you hope and takes you on wonderful journey.

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  • Paul Douglas
  • 09-28-15

An enjoyable journey

Nicely done light fantasy with some great characters. Really enjoyed the journey and finished off nicely.

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  • Ciara
  • 08-11-15

Loved this series :)

So funny, clever and the plot lines all work brilliantly. I wish it could be new for me all over again