The Emerald Storm
Note: The Emerald Storm has been replaced by Rise of Empire a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both Nyphron Rising and the Emerald Storm. A MESSAGE IS INTERCEPTED. A SINISTER PLAN LAUNCHED. TWO THIEVES STAND IN THE WAY.Ex-mercenary Hadrian Blackwater sets course on a... show more
Note: The Emerald Storm has been replaced by Rise of Empire a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both Nyphron Rising and the Emerald Storm. A MESSAGE IS INTERCEPTED. A SINISTER PLAN LAUNCHED. TWO THIEVES STAND IN THE WAY.Ex-mercenary Hadrian Blackwater sets course on a high seas adventure to find the lost Heir of Novron. His only hope lies in confronting the ruthless and cunning Merrick Marius. Fearing his friend is not up to the challenge, Royce Melborn joins his old partner for one last mission. Their journey finds them adrift amid treachery and betrayals forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again. ABOUT THE SERIESThe Emerald Storm is the fourth book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes. All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion.BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Ridan Publishing)The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008)Avempartha (April 2009)Nyphron Rising (October 2009)The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010)Percepliquis (January 2012)OMNIBUS EDITIONS (Orbit Publishing)Theft of Swords (November 2011)Rise of Empire (December 2011)Heir of Novron (January 2012) REVIEWS FOR RIYRIA REVELATIONS"The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I ve seen in years." -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time." --Speculative Fiction Junkie"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal." -- Literary Magic"Michael J. Sullivan doesn't waste time and throws the reader into action from the first pages of his novel and keeps him there until the final page is turned." --Dark Wolf Fantasy Review"The Crown Conspiracy is right up my alley, traditional fantasy, good bad guys, a large dose of humor, lots of character development and plenty of surprises. -- Fantasy DebutThe story begins with a wonderful first line...It continues to develop at a good pace, and the plot is layered and intriguing, really engaging...Sullivan's real talents lie in character development and dialogue, the latter of which was really delightful. Royce and Hadrian have a great repartee, and the monk, Myron, has some memorable lines of his own." -- SciFiGuy.ca
Publish date: April 2nd 2010
Publisher: Ridan Publishing
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
Series: The Riyria Revelations (#4)
I loved this installment of the Riyria Revelations - book 4 if you're keeping count. My favourite fantasy brothers-in-arms, Royce and Hadrian are back, this time, their travels taking them to sea on the ship, The Emerald Storm. We meet some new characters, Wyatt, Poe, Wesley who bring some surpr...
Word count: about 110 000 Why 3,5 stars? Well... I'll try to explain it the best I can. But generally: a) I still love our main characters; can't get enough of them. b) there were two parallel story-lines, and both drew me in - which is quite a feat. We follow our main duo (Hadrian + Royce = ...
This installment was darker much than the earlier books. Our heroes have been betrayed and played. My only consolation is that I am 100% sure Royce & Hadrian will go all Samuel L. Jackson on somebody and kick some serious ass in the last two books.I loved their chapters on the boat. I also loved ...
[Edited after reread, additional comments below]This is the fourth of a six-part series of connected stories set in the same world, which can supposedly all be read as stand-alones. There are references to earlier events, and foreshadowing of the larger picture, but this does read quite well as an i...
Many new characters, bit part cast members, introduced in this episode, and just like their infamous red shirted ST:TOS forebearers, they dropped like flies before the credits rolled. I felt disconnected from most of the characters, with the exception of Modina and Wesley. The plot jerked, jumped an...