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Publisher's Summary

The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten.

On the high holiday of Wintertide, the empress will be married, and Degan Gaunt and the Witch of Melengar will be publically executed. Once the empress suffers a fatal accident, everything will be perfect. There is only one problem - Royce and Hadrian have finally found the Heir of Novron.

©2012 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2013 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." ( Publishers Weekly)

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a fantastic finish to the series, AND start

pulling all the threads together, creating surprise and keeping the pace for avid fantasy readers, is not easy. this book does all that and makes you want more.

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Great story. All threads perfectly ended.

It is difficult to stop listening. Perfect performance and storyline difficult to predict although I made mistake of reading 'Age of myth' first, so I was able to guess few things.

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One of my favorite

All series fall to place. I loved it. Twist at the end, main story, performance, characters. I was not able to guess how it will end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-27-16

Sullivan & Reynolds - great combo

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

Finished all of the audio books in the series. Won't provide a literary review of the work - beyond saying i like the writing. Good characters, nice detail, excellent plot development, epic in scope - some genuine laugh out loud moments alongside the gripping elements of intrigue and suspense. I like this genre, have read widely and can honestly say Michale j Sulivan delivers. I approached the series in order of publication - will be buying the prequals in fairly short order.

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  • Christopher
  • 06-10-15

A satisfying end


Story – 4/5

The good thing about traditional fantasy is that you always get a satisfying end. The ending wasn’t quite as I expected it to be, which made it all the more enjoyable. A few twists and turns really added a lot to the story

The one issue was the long slog to get to the ending though. I feel like it was an attempt at trying to make a series more epic than it actually is; adding a lot more than necessary. It wasn’t terrible, and I enjoyed well enough to get through it, but it wasn’t exactly spectacular either.

All in all, a solid series. I would recommend if you like easy-going traditional fantasy, rather than the more complicated gritty fantasy that seems to be the modern trope nowadays.


Performance –4/5

Tim Gerard Reynolds did quite a reasonable job of this audiobook. His voice acting is good, and each character is distinct. He sometimes describes the hopeless/danger scenes as if they are trivial, and the experience could be enhanced more with a change of tone/mood, but it didn’t spoil the story too much for me and after a while, I just got used to his style anyway.


Overall – 4/5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-17

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loved it couldn't put it down just had to keep getting the next book. brilliant

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  • Andre
  • 05-17-18

A must read

I have just finished reading back to back the Ryiria revelations followed by the chronicles and it is with out doubt the best adventure fantasy book I have ever read. I have no idea if Michael J Sullivan reads his amazon reviews but if he ever does, thank you for writing these books. If you love princess bride, lies of Locke lemora, king killer chronicles, Tolkien, Raymond E Feist (list is long), then these books are a must. If you are as did looking for something new to try, read the crown tower and let the fun to begin. I am just sad it’s over, and jealous of those who have yet to join in the adventures of Hadrian and Royce.

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  • Ash mika
  • 04-15-18

amazing

I just couldn't stop listening an amazing writer and narrator
I love everything
well done

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  • Bashy
  • 03-21-18

Essential for traditional fantasy fans.

Loved this whole series and this book in particular.

The characters, the style, the narration. Everything you want is here without the overdone crudeness of titles such as GoT but still with plenty of depth. Yes it’s a lot more fantasy than GoT but that’s what fans of this genre would be looking for.

Two of my favourite characters in Royce and Hadrian have been created by the author.

Bravo!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-17

A solid B+, could do better

A little too happily ever after for my taste but overall a good story, I'm maybe too jaded after George R R Martin books...

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  • Gareth
  • 12-15-16

fantastic

great story. well read. can you guess the ending? culmination of an demi epic series

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  • Toby
  • 10-20-16

Brilliant!

really enjoyed this whole series, well written, good plot and funny. wpuld recommend to anyone who likes fantasy novels.

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  • Sean Shephard
  • 04-15-16

An Audible Journey

This book gave me an sorrowful emptiness in my stomach when it ended, says it all I think.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-18

Wow! So good.

I have enjoyed the series immensely. This book has just topped it. I’m constantly laughing or freezing as I wait for the characters to get out of a tight spot. It’s realistic is sorrows and joys, making it so much better to engage with. The story keeps me guessing and I find myself constantly having to change my theories about how it’s going to turn out.
The narrator is excellent. Especially with the execution of the witt exchanged between characters.

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  • Tahn
  • 01-04-17

awesome

so good best book I I've read in while. anything else won't compare thankyou alot

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  • Kitty
  • 04-06-16

great story, however,,,

another great Riyiria story, but was continuously taken out of the *world* by he poor and odd choice of pronunciation by the British (?) narrator - possibly at an American producer's insistence... i.e. Lootennant c.f. Lefftennant for the Rank of Lieutenant...

the name Aleric being pron: Olleric; talk about a vowel shift
Essendon + EzzENdon, instead of SsNden

And one of the most frequent and therefore incredibly annoying...
Maribold (said Merry-bold) is their god. their *swear* is "By Mar", surely a contraction of "by Maribold" Therefore WHY WOULD THE CHARACTERS SAY, "By Mahr" and not, By Mehr...
It makes NO SENSE!!!!!!! SMH *Headdesk*

A re-read, and rerecord with a British director/producer would do this series a world of good, considering they've used a British narrator, and the lands are *based on* Medieval England.

The most egregious atrocity is the VERY RACIST voice used for Gwen deLancey. it's absolutely cringeworthy. it wasn't used in the unabridged books - and wasn't used in the Riyria Chronicals

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