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The Crown Tower Audiobook

The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

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

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    Jim Baltimore, MD 08-23-13
    Jim Baltimore, MD 08-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The beginning of a beautiful friendship"
    If you could sum up The Crown Tower in three words, what would they be?

    How they met


    What other book might you compare The Crown Tower to and why?

    All three of the Riyria Revelation books as they feature Royce and Hadrian.


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

    It's a coin toss between Royce and Hadrian in the last hour of the book.. Both were so well done!


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

    If I were dead, I doubt there would be geese.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a fantastic prequel.. I'm not normally a fan of prequels, but Michael J. Sullivan knows how to tell a unique story while staying within the guides he set in the other books.

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    Jed 08-20-13
    Jed 08-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Nice to have the boys back and Gwen as an equal !"

    Love the development of Gwen as a strong character and a risk taker/change agent on her own. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story. : )

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Mesa, AZ, United States 08-15-13
    Lynn Mesa, AZ, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Sulli does it again."
    Any additional comments?

    Sullivan is a great story teller and captivates you from start to end. My only complaint is that I have to wait a month till the second part.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita Benedict 11-19-17
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    "Loved every word!"

    Clever, funny with a beautifully crafted story to boot! This was the first book I have listened to by Michael Sullivan and I can't wait to download the next. The characters all have so much depth and I look forward to enjoying many more of their adventures.

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    Terri Orem 11-14-17
    Terri Orem 11-14-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Each of the Riyira books has been a delight! "

    The Crown Tower is the first book of Riyira chronologically, however all of Revelations were written and published first. Mr. Sullivan explains why and how this happened in the forward. The books are written in such a way that they will make sense whether read in either chronological or in the order of publication. I'm usually a strictly chronological type of reader. This being said, I would recommend reading at least Theft of Swords, the first book of The Riyira Revelations, before the Chronicles.
    I advise this because I may not have listened to more than one book had I not already fallen for the characters by reading Theft first..While all of the books are well written and engaging, the relationship between Hadrian and Royce is what makes these books special. I am not usually a big fan of assassin main characters but I love Royce. However, he can be a bit offputting before he has been with Hadrian for some time..
    The narrator, who thankfully reads the entire series, is easy on the ears and enhances the excellent storytelling.
    I highly recommend Michael J Sullivan's Riyira experience.

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    Rita Cleveland, OH United States 11-13-17
    Rita Cleveland, OH United States 11-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great fantasy book."

    Great story. While it is a series there is a resolution to it so even if you dont find it compelling you will find it complete. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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    Chad Elder India 11-13-17
    Chad Elder India 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Listen!"

    Listened to this book on a friends recommendation. Was not disappointed!

    I really loved Gwen's story in this book! It took me quite a while to get in to Hadrian and Royce's story, but the ending was great!

    I should note that I have not read the Revelations series and I still enjoyed the book quite a bit.


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    Dipak Patel 11-13-17
    Dipak Patel 11-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I'm normally not into fantasy books"

    I'm not really into fantasy books. I couldn't get through the first chapter of Game of Thrones. However the books in the Riyria world are so well written, i can't put them down and I'm constantly anticipating the next release of something written by Michael J Sullivan.

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    tammy c jenkins COLUMBUS, MS, US 11-13-17
    tammy c jenkins COLUMBUS, MS, US 11-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Exciting,funny,and very entertaining "

    I really love this book and the rest of the series . The characters are well rounded and easy to get know and love. The story is fast paced and exciting with lots of different twist and turns that keeps you so interested that you don't want to stop listening. The main characters are opposites but are best friends and play off each other so well. If you like fantasy, sword play, and exciting story lines you'll love this book. Audible 20 review sweepstakes's entry

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    Sandie B. 11-11-17
    Sandie B. 11-11-17 Member Since 2007
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    "absolutely loved this book and series"

    i wish i would have read this first. it sets the the back story for the characters so perfectly. Time to listen to the series a 2nd time.

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