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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

Rise of Empire contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, books 3 and 4 of Riyria Revelations.

©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Superb!

Brilliant story and a brilliant performance!! Well done! I have recommended this to more people I can remember! I've read the books and now the gym isn't so boring!

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I was hooked! The story is riveting!

I was scared for our heros and it kept me interested. I like the narration.

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Tim Gerard Reynolds

Tim Reynolds has to be one of my favorite narrators. His performance is great, and it's constant though out. At first I was skeptical about this book, but the way the writer tells the story. By dropping hits and throw back through out the book keeps me screaming inside for more.

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  • MDY
  • Arizona
  • 06-29-17

Stop writing books, Mr. Sullivan! I'm going broke

I'm not a professional reviewer, just look at my headline. I can't tell you all the things that someone who writes on a regular basis would. All I can say is, that I keep buying these series written by Michael J. Sullivan and narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds. I already know that it's addicting. So all I can do is warn you, don't start this series unless you're willing to shell out the money, spend all of your time listening to the series and possibly lose all connection to reality.....just saying.

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Fantastic Audio book

I feel this series is perfectly suited to audio books. Fantastic narrator performance too! highly recommend

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  • William
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 06-13-17

Poor Job of completing the story.

This book really did not have an end, just ended so we can read the next book. I heard the author say his books could be read in any order, that is not true in this series they must be read in order.

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DECENT, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS BOOK 1

What made the experience of listening to Rise of Empire the most enjoyable?

ALTHOUGH BOOK 2 DRAGS MANY TIMES OVER, NARRATOR TGR DOES A GOOD JOB SAVING THIS BOOK.

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Brilliant!

Brilliant story and told superbly by the narrator! Perfect combination! Cannot wait to listen to the next one in the series!!!

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Another Great Listen!

I don't want this series to end! So glad I have one more book to look forward to, and happy that I've discovered another author that I enjoy. This book was fast paced, and unfortunately over all to soon. The narrator was especially good!!

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The Adventure Just Gets Better

This is one of these series that I feel only improves with each book. Books 3 and 4 in this Volume 2 were non-stop action. I like the complexity of the plot and how a few different story lines intertwine.

Looking forward to the final Volume.