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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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  • Ron
  • Basehor, KS, United States
  • 01-03-13

Spectacular fantasy series

This has been a wonderful fantasy series. But like all good things it must come to an end. This was one of those series that drew you in and became more captivating the more you read. Micheal J. Sullivan did a great job. I will defiantly keep an eye out for more books by this author.

43 of 44 people found this review helpful

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  • Lore
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 10-18-14

A series that ends on a high note!

Volume 3 of the Riyria Revelations contains the final two books of the series, book #5 Wintertide and book #6 Percepliquis. Michael J. Sullivan and Tim Gerard Reynolds reunite to bring all of the main characters back for a final crescendo. Unlike Volume 2 which leaves the listener hanging, Volume 3 ties every thing up nicely.

If you have enjoyed the first two volumes of this series then you are in for a treat as Percepliquis is definitely the best book of the entire series. Not only is it the most entertaining but Sullivan also goes the extra mile to bring all of the threads together. He masterfully weaves a complex tale full of suspense with big reveals and satisfying ends to the many character storylines. Royce and Hadrian are at their best here and I found myself laughing aloud many times.

Stop wasting time reading reviews and spend that credit. You will not be disappointed.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • M
  • 04-01-13

Totally love this book

Would you listen to Heir of Novron again? Why?

Yes I have already. Finishing this series felt a bit like finishing Potter. I had to find out what happens in the first read/listen, then the second go-round was to really enjoy the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Myron. Love him! But I also really appreciated how he handled Archibald - I like how his finest hour gave a normal stock character nuance and depth.

Which scene was your favorite?

Arista showing everyone who's boss with her water trick. Or chapter 24, cuz I'm a girl like that.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Myron's talk with Royce was quite nice. I also loved the imagery that came to mind during their trip to Percepliquis, especially the cave and the sea.

Any additional comments?

This has to be hands-down, one of the best narration performances I have heard to date. I am so surprised not to see Tm Gerard Reynolds doing high profile stuff. He's at the level of John Lee or Davina Porter for me. This is a great book to start but he absolutely takes it to the next level. It's the next best thing to having the book put to screen. Michael J. Sullivan got lucky with this guy and I hope he knows it. A bad or even average performance can ruin the best of books but I could just listen to these over and over because it's the best combination of book and narrator. These books remind me of Potter, LOTR but with a light straightforward style, so also like Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. I really can't recommend this book and the entire series enough!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Ryan
  • CA, United States
  • 05-23-13

A find end to the Riyria trilogy

This series turned out to be a worthy investment - three lengthy listens, never got drawn-out, mystery, action, great payoffs to conflicts, characters that started to feel like old friends, and all woven by an apt narrator. Highly recommended.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny
  • Orlando, FL, United States
  • 08-15-12

A Great Captivating Series

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

This book and in fact the entire series is filled with good and great moments. The ending was one of the most enjoyable, memorable, and satisfying endings I have read.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did an excellent job of using voices that made it easy to quickly identify which character was speaking.

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

Smiled a smile of satisfaction in the end.

Any additional comments?

I really loved all three books. The writer did a GREAT job at keeping the story interesting at every turn. He also did a great job wrapping up the story in the end. <br/>This was my first experience with this author, but not my last. <br/>Great writing + great voice = hours of satisfying listening.

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  • Adnan
  • Chula Vista, CA, United States
  • 08-25-12

Awesome! Solid 5 Star

This book is the best in the series. It has everything one could look for in epic fantasy. It has shades of LOTR (Remember, you shall not pass!). ASOIAF for the back stabbing / political intrigue and share number of characters getting chopped off. One of the last battles reminded me of a combat from 'First Law Series'. These are pretty big names and this book has elements from all these books in it.

This book had me hooked from the start, and it is one of those book which will entice you to take the long route home hoping for more traffic. Humor made me laugh, depth of characters made me feel for their sorrow and triumphs and felt that this book will give reader an emotional ride while telling a story spanning thousands of years. There are some surprises in the book for good measure. Use of language is great, it flows beautifully and very enjoyable.

Tim Gerad Reynolds narrates like a grandfather telling a story to children, and does it so effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration, and I hope to listen to more books from the narrator.

I had a great time listening to this book, and I highly recommend this book.

34 of 37 people found this review helpful

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Second best series I have ever read/listened to.

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

I am rarely surprised by endings to books, and hardly ever in a good way. You can guess all you want you will NEVER guess the ending. And yes it is better than any you could come up with-ever!

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

The amount of time spent laughing while the party was in tense situations.

Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

All of the main ones. The voices he gives to the characters, I imagine would be the same ones I would have given them in my head while reading them.

Any additional comments?

Listened to over 15 SERIES so far and by far this was my favorite!

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • Tariffville, CT, United States
  • 08-13-12

A Great Continuation

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

When I saw this was released just the other day, I had to burn one of my credits. The series is great. Humor, action and a well developed story.

Which character ??? as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds ??? was your favorite?

Royce is my favorite. The duality of man (Elf) and how the character transforms by degrees.

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

Laugh and I enjoyed every minute of the series.

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  • Ryan
  • Nepean, Ontario, Canada
  • 07-29-13

Wonderful fantasy!

Just a short review to say echo what most other people are saying about this series. It's fantastic. The writing is wonderful. Very witty at times. All of the characters get developed to satisfying end. And the story. It's been a while since I've read (listened) to anything so long that flows so well, concisely and ended so satisfying. I appreciated the limited thread plots vs some of the other big series out there where there are many more. It's a bit campy at times, but heck that's fantasy. Thankfully, throughout the novels the author is able to make the characters and storyline realistic. The fight scenes are generally very well done, though there's a bit of super hero stuff going on. A real strength - it's clear the author is a sailor or has researched sailing really well. Whereas most other people glance over the technicalities of sailing in fantasy novels, Sullivan demonstrates command and it's a real plus to the story.

One concern I had was the magic system. This could have used more detailed explanation. As it was outlined, anyone could have become a powerful mage. I did like how Arista stumbled her way things and never became all powerful. Just a bit more explanation is all.

Finally, the narration was fantastic. Really loved the portrayals of Gaunt and Sauldor. The voices made you loath them even more.

A fantastic listen and real credit to the genre!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I wished it would never end!

I listened to all 3 volumes in a row, which is the way to do it, as the story continues straight through. I lived with Royce, Hadrian, Arista, Myron and the rest for close to 2 months and I hate to say goodbye to them. I loved it so much that I wanted to start all over and listen to it again, if it weren't for all the other Audible books I haven't gotten to yet! It's not the most original fantasy, or the most poetic, or the most complex (though enough to keeping you guessing), but emotionally it's very satisfying and feels more 3-dimensional than the typical sword and sorcery tale. There is a whole cast of characters that you learn to care about, with their foibles and flaws.

The narration is superb. I think I would have liked this series in print, but I'm sure it wouldn't have grabbed me immediately as the recording did. From the very first scene, I was hooked. This must have been very challenging to record, as there are literally dozens of characters, and Tim Gerard Reynolds always makes them totally distinct and adds personality. I had never heard him before but I would put him right up there with the great Jim Dale.

I'm sorry there is no sequel but there are a couple of prequels coming out and I hope Audible will supply them.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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 <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>The development and interaction between the characters grow and are also very good. <br/>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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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. <br/>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. . .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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

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  • GarethB
  • 02-27-15

Very clever interlinking of story arcs

Enjoying the series, impressive reveals and "ah I get it" moments. Great narrated voices.