Theft of Swords

Theft of Swords 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

  • Title: Theft of Swords
  • Author: Michael J. Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780316187749
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, Hadrian Blackwater, are two enterprising rogues who end up running for their lives when they re framed for the murder of the king TrappeTHEY 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, Hadrian Blackwater, are two enterprising rogues who end up running for their lives when they re framed for the murder of the king Trapped in a conspiracy that goes beyond the overthrow of a tiny kingdom, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery before it s too late.

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    1. Michael J. Sullivan

      Did you miss The Disappearance of Winter s Daughter Kickstarter You can buy copies from our online store, now The book will be in the retail chains in October 6 time Goodread Choice Award Nominee I m honored that Age of Myth was one of the 200 most popular books of 2016 Thanks for visiting my page I m Michael J Sullivan, and I first opened the door to my imagination with typewriter keys while playing hide and seek and finding a black behemoth when I just ten years old These days I use computer keys and write classic fantasy and sci fi with unlikely heroes.I m thrilled with the reception my books have received, and delighted that they have appeared on than 150 best of or most anticipated lists including those compiled by 4 Choice Award Nominations , Barnes and Noble, and Audible Here s a bit about my series THE LEGENDS OF THE FIRST EMPIRE A new adventure begins 3,000 years in the pastSince time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people The Age of Myth is over the time of rebellion has begunE RIYRIA REVELATIONS CHRONICLES The best friendships are forged in blood.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 two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they re framed for the death of the king Trapped in a conspiracy that goes beyond the overthrow of a tiny kingdom, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery before it s too late.

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    1. I'm the author of this book, so I'm not going to do a rating but I did want to take just a moment to say a few words about what I was trying to do in this book.For those who don't know, I wrote all six books in the series before publishing any of them (truth be told when I wrote the books I had no intention on publishing at all). This allowed me to weave threads between the books, but I made sure that each title had its own conflict and resolution. My intention was to start small and end big, wi [...]

    2. UPDATE: $2.99 on Kindle US 7-20-17.The two books in this tome are AMAZEBALLS!Book 1 - The Crown of ConspiracyI fell in love with Hadrian Blackwater and Royce Melborn right off the bat. They are moseying along to get to their destination and they are over taken by a few bandits of sorts. And Hadrian and Royce have this conversation with themselves and with the bandits. Said bandits are a little confused at the relaxed manner of the Riyria men. But . . . once they find out who Hadrian and Royce ar [...]

    3. 2.75/5 StarsBuddy read with my favorites Sarah & Haifa(This is an unpopular opinion, out of all my friends I'm literally the only one who rate this book lower than 3 so if you're easily offended please don't read this review.)Don’t let my average rating fool you into thinking this is an average series, that’s my cumulative rating of the two books included in Theft of Sword and right now, I can’t really make a final decision on whether to recommend this series or not yet because of how [...]

    4. Two words.MIND.BLOWING.“Riyria.It's elvish for two.”What happens when a sarcastic thief/former assassin and an idealistic mercenary/brilliant swordsman get in the way of a conspiracy for world domination?Epic fantasy at its finest,that's the answer.Include some legends about a God's heir who is going to unite the world,a plotting Church with a secret agenda,Elves who are waiting for the opportune moment to gain their lands back,swordfights,prostitutes,monks,hidden prisons and witches and tha [...]

    5. Full review now up!3.5/5 ★★★Buddy read with these gangsters;Oppa&Breadstick.So first thing I noticed after purchasing theft of swords, was the hideous cover Yuck! I hate it. Seriously the description in the book of what Royce & Hadrian look like is nothing like the cover, for one Hadrian is a gorgeous blondie, why for the love of God does he look like a bald cretin on the cover? Seriously the cover did leave a sour taste in my mouth. Apart from the ugly cover i also hated the name [...]

    6. Theft of Swords is a compilation of two books, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. In both of the novels the heroes, Hadrian and Royce, were hired to steal a sword, which causes a downward effect of dangerous adventures. *Slow clap*These two novels ended my year on such a high, that I am grateful for Mr. Sullivan's work. I am so glad I didn't find the books I was in search for at Barnes and Nobles, and instead bought this one. The novels were fast paced, adventurous stories, that hooked me in f [...]

    7. Theft of Swords is an omnibus of the first two books in the Riyria Reveleations, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. It's also somewhat the story of an independently published author turned major publishing success as is nicely explained here by Iceberg Ink. I have to first confess that this is exactly the type of story I love, so pardon my overlooking of any of the faults. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Theft of Swords is that it's "traditional" fantasy. It deals with good [...]

    8. Full review now posted!When I first read The Name of the Wind a few years ago, I just knew that Patrick Rothfuss would be my favorite fantasy author for the rest of my life. I’m a loyalist; once I hitch my little fan wagon onto a fandom train, I’m there until the end of the line. Even if the quality goes down, even if plot twists in a way that I hate, even if I have to wait years and years between installments, my mama didn’t raise no quitter. And I’m definitely not quitting the Kingkill [...]

    9. *3.5 stars*This was such a fun, fast read.Theft of Swords has everything a fantasy reader wants: engaging characters, good plot, appropriate world building what lets it down is that I was never quite invested in the lives of our 2 male leads, Royce and Hadrian.If that wasn't disappointing enough, Sullivan ensured that the male characters were relevant while the women were depicted as either evil or prostitutes. This pulled me out of the story completely. Further, the scope of the world building [...]

    10. This is a brilliant piece of storytelling that any fantasy or action/adventure lover should go and read this. However before I divulge more information in that manner I would like to raise a few points. My first point being about fantasy in general while my second point will be about cliché and storytelling. Fantasy as a genre in many ways was formed with The Lord of the Rings and then shortly afterwards, as much as people dismiss it, The Sword of Shannara. Subsequent books appeared such as The [...]

    11. I saw some fangirling/fanboying reviews on GR for this series and I always wondered what was the fuss about. This book was firstly recommended by one of my GR friends, Ivan. Thanks, Ivan :) Lots of people started reading this series and when one of my GR friends and awesome GIF master Craig reminded this book to me, I just thought – why not. Thanks, Craig ;) Also I want to thank the high priestess of Hadrian’s temple, aka TS and of course her right hand and great helper, Sarah, for emotional [...]

    12. This is a light and fun fantasy that happens to be mostly traditional in that it features kingdoms, elves, betrayals, a wizard and a big bad monster and a broken sword. And oh, yeah, two lovable rogues, a princess, a prince, and a geek. Um, sorry, I mean monk.It's really all about the adventure, adventure, adventure.This book was originally two smaller volumes that was combined into one, and I'm not quite sure that combining them was really the proper way to go about it. Do they really fit toget [...]

    13. Great book! It contains two stories; The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha and i loved both of them.Fast paced, light and awesome storytelling, great world-building and cool side characters but main characters are the ones who stole the show. Royce and Hadrian are the epitome of cool; Royce is a great thief and Hadrian is a great swordsman and they complete each other in a great way professionally but they're also great and loyal friends. I'm so happy I've read this book and I'm even happier that [...]

    14. Actual Rating: 2.5 StarsSo Theft of Swords is actually a bind up of two novels, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. It follows the adventures of swords for hire, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater.My main struggle with this book is that neither of the stories really delved deep enough for me to invest. Every so often a scene would catch and hold my attention, but it was a bit of a roller coaster on my end.I feel like I don't know Royce or Hadrian hardly at all. Aside from some good comedic mo [...]

    15. *********** Full review finally posted! ***************Buddy read with Sarah and Petrik Riyria is without a doubt one of my favorite series! So unsurprisingly, when two of my besties decided to give it a try, I couldn't resist and I jumped at the chance to re-read it!My rating hasn't changed since my first read and it's still somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars (rounded up because I absolutely love the series as a whole and might be a tiny bit biased)I think I can safely say that Riyria is definit [...]

    16. 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 right away, but it kind of grows on you.A little more details. Two main characters and interaction between them are well written and very interesting, and none of the major characters are boring (I am l [...]

    17. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsTheft of Swords was a novel I was tentative about beginning. Not because I did not want to sample this series, which I had read and heard so much about from its numerous followers on , but for the simple reason that I have grown to like Mr. Sullivan a great deal since joining : I’ve been his “friend” in the GR sense for many months, followed his reviews/blogs, and enjoyed his comments in numerous groups. However, as I sat there debating the wisdom [...]

    18. TODAY ONLY (10/14/16) -- Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2) is $2.99 as part of 's Daily Deal. That's two books for $1.49 each. Here is a link to get a copy for yourself. The book has 37,300 4 & 5 star reviews on , , and Audible. And, it's part of the Whispersync program, so if you buy the ebook, you can get the audio book deeply discounted as well.Those that know me, are aware that I never rate or review my own books. But I do use this space as a way to update you on things th [...]

    19. Riyria books are like matryoshka dolls, books within books. Finding out that I actually had two books in my hands was like opening a present to discover more presents inside of it.The story starts with the heroes getting robbed at sword point. When they started to educate the would-be robbers on the finest points of roadside robbery, however cliché it was, I knew I'd get interesting heroes. And I was not disappointed! After 50 pages, I was already emotionally invested in the heroes and wanted t [...]

    20. 3 Stars. Full review is up, after concluding my second attempt at reading this book!Not much better from my original two star rating, but I can say that I actually enjoyed reading it this time around, which is a vast improvement. All things considered though, I can't help but feel that this book is vastly overrated. Fantasy is the genre, you would think, with the most potential for creativity and originality, and yet so often, it is the genre with the least variety. It's either a Tolkeinesque ad [...]

    21. Kindle Deal on amazon for $2.99. 20Jul17 ♘Read with all my fantasy friends at Buddies Books & Baubles♘♖Theft of Swords♖This is my very first Omnibus, actually before this I didn’t know what an Omnibus was so halfway through the book when the first story ended and the next on began I was surprised. But YAY score two books for the price of one….who doesn’t like that kind of deal?Fantasy is my first love and I always enjoy it when I find a new series to get excited about.Michael J [...]

    22. I am so excited about this one: I made a longer review on my blog, here it is: todaysdecameron.wordpressPlease let me know what you think about it, a brand new blog to resume my love for books and my will to share it! - - -I have no mixed feelings about this book: I simply loved it. Now, this is two books in one pretty much. Both stories are really good but the second lays the foundations for the following development. I am clearly in love with Royce and Hadrian, the good-deed doers, although of [...]

    23. 3ish starsThe first in a high fantasy series epic in length, if not necessarily in content. Or at least not by the time this first installment ends. In a lot of ways this is a really refreshing book because, though it more or less follows the basic formula for an epic fantasy story (minus a few noticeable deviations), it does so with the lightheartedness, humor and joy that's missing from most books in the genre. For the same reason I wasn't affected by it quite as much as I hoped to be. I wasn' [...]

    24. Torn between 2 and 3 stars, opted with two. I wanted to love this book. I liked it well enough, but after all the hype, I was ultimately disappointed with it. This should have been right up my happy little alley. I should be drooling over the series. I'll still read the next books, but not with the fervor of The Doors of Stone or The Republic of Thievesor if Lois McMaster Bujold writes more in the Chalion series. I'll start with the pros:The overarching plot of the Heir of Novron and the strife [...]

    25. Lo and behold! I’ve done it. I’ve finally read this book. I know it’s taken me crazy long to get through it, but tis the life of a slothy slow reader. Theft of Swords was a pretty awesome book and I had so much fun reading it wooppppp! From the very first page I was pulled into the story. But what really made this story so great were the characters. They were my favourite part of this entire thing! I found them to be so compelling and well rounded. Their personalities, traits, likes and di [...]

    26. I really love big, epic fantasy books. I don't read enough of them. But they are quite an investment. Especially on Audio book, as my reading time is SO much faster than my listening time. Going in, I knew that it wouldn't be a light read, and that it was going to be a BIG listening time. In this case it was 22 hours and 37 minutes. I knew there was going to be a lot of pausing, replaying, and pushing "save clip" hundreds of time just in case I fell asleep or lost my place. But my gosh it was wo [...]

    27. 3.5So I've given this book 3.5 stars as the 1st half (Theft of swords) is 3 star quality and the 2nd half (Avempartha) is 4 star (This book is the compilation of 2 previously published books). It chronicles the adventures of the legendary thief partnership Riyria, which is Elvish for 'two' (all the years I spent studying Elvish are finally paying off).Theft of Swords- 3 StarsFor the most part Theft of swords was an enjoyable, lighthearted fantasy adventure. However at times the impersonal narrat [...]

    28. Right then, the review. From my updates I'm sure most of you guessed that I really enjoyed it. It was quite the change of pace from the fantasy I usually read. Theft of Swords is a bind up of two novels, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempatha. Both clock in around 300-350 pages, very different to the 900 page monsters that I've read recently by Robin Hobb. I really enjoyed that we got two engrossing, clever and fast paced novels in one. Each one is connected but the plot for each one starts and is r [...]

    29. This is PERFECTION. This is absolutely one of the best books I've ever read in my entire life!The writing was gawrjus. It's so captivating and beautiful and I seriously want to weep at how the author managed to keep me engaged and interested down to the very last words of this wonderful volume.First of all, this volume consists of two books: The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. So this review might be a lot longer than usual. Second of all, you might want to buckle up your seatbelts because you [...]

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