Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations)
THEY KILLED THE KING. THEY PINNED IT ON TWO MEN. THEY CHOSE POORLY.Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles--until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be... show more
THEY KILLED THE KING. THEY PINNED IT ON TWO MEN. THEY CHOSE POORLY.Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles--until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom. Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires in order to keep a secret too terrible for the world to know? And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere.BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONSTheft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)
Publish date: 2011-11-23
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
Had this book on my radar for several years, finally bought the first book ('Theft') and then let it sit in my room for a few more years before finally deciding to take the plunge and read it during a long plane flight. It was a perfect fit! Royce and Hadrian are two men who have just been framed ...
Author: Michael J. Sullivan Rating: 4.5 stars Book Blurb: They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.There's no ancient evil to defeat or orphan destined for greatness, just unlikely heroes and classic adventure. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Ha...
This was a Goodreads recommendation - I like a rollicking, well written adventure as much as the next person but this wasn't it. Too many information dumps. I wanted to like the two main characters but 25% into the book still didn't know them and thought their relationship lacked any dynamic. I h...
Well, I absolutely loved this book. Loved it loved it loved it loved it. Actually, I should say that I loved Royce. It’s been a while since I’ve 100% latched on to a character. Matter of fact, I haven’t felt that way in 3 months. I’ve loved and really liked quite a few books since that one the kept ...
I was lucky, I guess. I came back to reading fantasy after a long hiatus, and this was the first book I picked up. To make a long story short, I like the book to the point I had to choose between reading a couple of more pages and getting a little more sleep at night. I would not say it grabs you ri...