The Rose and the Thorn audiobook picks up a year after the events at the Crown Tower. Our heroes, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, have grown consistently and their partnership is less antagonistic as they have gotten better acquainted with each other. And like all of Michael J. Sullivan’s audiobooks, this one too adds more to the story arc of the two as we know them, while holding its own as a complete narrative. [Read more…]
The Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan takes us back in time to bring us the story of how our two heroes Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater came together in their Riyria partnership. If you are unfamiliar with the Riyria Revelations series, it is still possible to listen in to The Crown Tower, the first of the Chronicles, without having any knowledge of the Revelations.
With the Heir of Novron audiobook Michael J. Sullivan ends his omnibus trilogy and I must say the series got better as it neared the end. If you thought the first omnibus was good then the conclusion to the Riyria Revelations will far exceed your expectations and the narration in the audiobook will add to your experience of the book. The omnibus comprises of two novels, ‘Wintertide’ and ‘Percepliquis’ and the two are connected by a riddle muttered by Esrahaddon moments before his death and the role of the heir of Novron in future events. [Read more…]
In the Rise of Empire audiobook by Michael J. Sullivan, the author takes us back to the world of Elan for the further adventures of Royce and Hadrian, the heroes of Theft of Swords. In the first two books we met Royce Melborn a dwarf thief and Hadrian Blackwater a mercenary. They clear themselves of the charges of regicide and uncover an ancient conspiracy. [Read more…]
Michael J. Sullivan weaves an intriguing tale of fantasy with the first omnibus of The Riyria Revelations series, Theft of Swords. While many might consider the story hackneyed, one cannot deny the feel good aspect of the book itself. The story might be based in the fantastic world of Elan with its elves, dwarves, magicians and other magical creatures, but what stands out as you listen to the Theft of Swords audiobook, is the basic precept of good over evil. [Read more…]