Rise of Empire

Rise of Empire go inside Ebook I grow to love Royce Hadrian more and more as I read the books These two characters are just so wonderful and I feel they fit together nicely as best friends and

Rise of Empire go inside Ebook I grow to love Royce & Hadrian more and more as I read the books. These two characters are just so wonderful and I feel they fit together nicely as best friends and family. ♥Even when one is mad with the other they just get it done and get over it. =)"You ready?" Royce asked. "For what?""Turn around. Let's go back-to-back and link arms.""You're kidding. We aren't going to do that again, are we?"Hadrian said miserably. "I've been sitting in cold water for hours. I'll cramp.""You know another way to get up there?" Royce asked, and Hadrian shook his head. Royce looked up. "It isn't even as high as the last time and it's narrower, so it'll be easier. Stand up and stretch a second. You'll be fine.""What if the guard is up there with a stick to poke us with?""Do you want to get out of here or not?"Hadrian took a deep breathe. "I'm still mad at you," he said, turning and linking arms back-to-back with Royce.•••••••"Weapons?" Hadrian asked. "I'll check the house. You see about getting horses.""Don't kill anyone," Hadrian mentioned. "I'll try not to, but if I see Luret--""Oh yeah, kill him."In this book they are trying to help Arista get some things done, win some people over so they can fight the bigger enemy. Arista put on her big girl panties and got down to the nitty gritty with the boys even though she's royalty and I loved her spunk and lovely attitude through-out the book. "Just a few questions I thought you would be able to shed some light on," Royce told him. "Why don't we talk in your study while Hadrian and Arista get out of their wet things? Is it all right if we spend the night here?""Certainly. I'll have dinner brought up, although you picked a bad day; the kitchen is serving meat pies." He made a grimace. Arista stood stiffly, feeling her heart still racing. She narrowed her eyes and glared. "I hate all of you."There are some revelations that Hadrian learns about when they all go back to his homeland. Now he feels he needs to go on his own quest but he wanted to do something like that before. Royce has his own mind set on a different life too and it makes me happy. BUT, they better not split up and they better keep going on in other books. And then be friends and hang out forever. lol Some people I liked died in the book but that is a given. Either way, I just love this book. I love the camaraderie between the boys. I love the other people that are in the books. Arista, Gwen, Esrahaddon, Modina and many more. There is a whole other part of the book dedicated to Modina but I didn't want to talk too much about her for reasons. I do wonder about her and if she's something else entirely. Anyway, I loved the book! I'm so hoping Michael J. Sullivan doesn't kill the boys later on! I always dread moving on to the next book for that fear! AND NO ONE TELL ME IF HE DOES, unless of course he doesn't then that's okay. lolMY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List. A PUPPET IS CROWNED THE TRUE HEIR REMAINS HIDDEN A ROGUE S SECRET COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.War has come to Melengar and once Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists in the south As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce s suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon isA PUPPET IS CROWNED THE TRUE HEIR REMAINS HIDDEN A ROGUE S SECRET COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.War has come to Melengar and once Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists in the south As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce s suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own grab for power To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian s past what he discovers may end their friendship and break Riyria in two.. Good Books Rise of Empire Brilliant.Brilliant plotline. Brilliant pace. Brilliant characters. Brilliant world-building. Brilliant plot twists.Brilliant everything.All hail Master Sullivan!“There are no honorable causes. There is no good or evil. Evil is only what we call those who oppose us.”The New Empire is rising. The Church uses a half-mad fake empress to unite the Realms of Men in the name of Novron. War is raging between the imperial armies and Melengar, the only Avryn kingdom that still resists, while the Nationalist rebels under the leadership of Degan Gaunt oppose the Church's strive for world domination. And a swordsman and a thief have the potential to stop their devious schemes. Or doom the world.“You must choose between darkness and light,a nd your choice will affect many.”You may wonder why you should read Riyria while there are so many fantasy books out there, each of them narrating a different version of the constant battle between Good and Evil. The answer is simple: Mr.Sullivan's world of fantasy is unique, beautiful, breathtaking and absolutely, undoubtedly EPIC.Why?-Mr.Sullivan is excellent at manipulation. You don't know who is going to betray whom, who is an ally and who is a foe, and when you think you get a clear picture, your beliefs are turned upside down. During Rise of Empire, I was deceived, cheated and in the end, I stood wide eyed and my mouth hung open because I could not come to terms with what I just read.-As contradictory as it may sounds, surprises isn't the only weapon in Mr.Sullivan's arsenal. He left enough hints for the reader to sense an impending doom, a catastrophe that will change Hadrian and Royce's lives forever, but you can do nothing to stop it, just wait helpless and see. And that's even more painful than the plot twists.-Royce and Hadrian. They are an unpredictable pair, some of the greatest heroes that I have ever encountered. Hadrian is noble, tired of serving the highest bidder, he searches a greater purpose in his life. Royce on the other hand, is practical and doesn't care about morality or justice. But as his walls crumble, as we get a better perspective of the way he grew up, the lack of family and a place where he belongs, my heart breaks for him. Both Hadrian and Royce are painted so vividly that I can't help but feel that I have known them my entire life.-The female characters. I love their courage and strength and resourcefulness. Arista has turned from a spoiled princess into a fighter, a witch and a politician, a woman who takes her fate in her own hands and proves that she is no longer a damsel in distress. Thrace and Amilia are also great, but the biggest surprise for me is Gwen. Who thought that a prostitute would be a gentle, wise and caring woman, whose affection and kindness would soften the toughest thief?-Merrick. I hate him with a loathing passion, but he is cunning and a genious villain. The way he played Riyria is both frustrating and fascinating.-And of course there are the epic battles, the interesting secondary characters, the spells, the warnings and a whole new world full of adventures and dangers. And goblins.Need I say more?
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  1. 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 grow to love Royce Hadrian and as I read the books These two characters are just so wonderful and I feel they fit together nicely as best friends and family Even when one is mad with the other they just get it done and get over it You ready Royce asked For what Turn around Let s go back to back and link arms You re kidding We aren t going to do that again, are we Hadrian said miserably I ve been sitting in cold water for hours I ll cramp You know another way to get up there Royce asked, and [...]

  2. Brilliant.Brilliant plotline Brilliant pace Brilliant characters Brilliant world building Brilliant plot twists.Brilliant everything.All hail Master Sullivan There are no honorable causes There is no good or evil Evil is only what we call those who oppose us The New Empire is rising The Church uses a half mad fake empress to unite the Realms of Men in the name of Novron War is raging between the imperial armies and Melengar, the only Avryn kingdom that still resists, while the Nationalist rebels [...]

  3. It s safe to say now that with each installment, each book in the series certainly gets better in its quality consistently The 2nd omnibus in Riyria Revelations titled Rise of Empire consists of book 3, Nyphron Rising and book 4, The Emerald Storm and it s a superior omnibus by far compared to the previous omnibus, Theft of Swords Like my Theft of Swords review, I ll start my review after showing you another beautiful book cover done right by Marc Simonetti and a beautiful fanart of a scene in T [...]

  4. 4 5 StarsI really enjoyed reading Rise of Empire, I definitely enjoyed it then Theft of Swords This book certainly picked up the pace from book one, seriously interesting things actually happened in this book The plot was fast paced and stimulating I believe there was a fair bit of badassery going on I didn t even notice the weird emotionless POV much this time, like yeah it was obviously still there,but it s bearable because I ve finally warmed up to the characters This still isn t my favouri [...]

  5. Rise of Empire is the second omnibus volume of the Riyria Revelations, which consists of book three, Nyphron Rising, and book four, The Emerald Storm Again, Hadrian and Royce set off on another job, which leads to a downward spiral of events Old and new enemies are greedily lurking in the shadows, and the Imperial Army is gaining influence with Queen Modina on the throne One thing leads to another for our two heroes, and I bet they both wish to retire now Hopefully, everything works out for our [...]

  6. Buddies Books Baubles Buddy read 4 18 16e Royce and Hadrian bromance continues There are no honorable causes There is no good or evil Evil is only what we call those who oppose us Michael J Sullivan MJS Do you like adventures Me Yes.I do like a tale with a good adventure or quest in it MJS Do you like a broken hero who doesn t really want to be the hero Me Of course that is one of my favorite tropes the not so good, good guy MJS What about betrayals, double crosses, plots and pirates Me The the [...]

  7. And I know I keep updating this thread today but I felt inspired and I also made a much longer review of the series todaysdecameron.wordpressPlease let me know your thoughts and please feel free to suggest any improvements to the review style blog any other element I am so impressed by this story two great thieves facing a scary because extremely clever foe As you might know, this edition of the book contains two books of the story, hence two different plots albeit they continue the same story l [...]

  8. First book felt like a very long build up Altough I enjoyed learning about the pasts of Hadrian and Royce immensely and wanted of it, I ve felt impatient time to time I love to hate having opposing feelings let the mud wrestling begin And vice versa I adore the term vice versa it has this making sense while not making sense thing going on with it s meaning and the actual sounding of it sneakyAlric still seems to be an annoying twat but Arista has come a long way Actually, if you think about the [...]

  9. Great books read 1Hours spent cheering for the goodies 2462621Hours spent cheering for the baddies 2462621Monster count a few adorable goblins.Temples for Hadrian O I know, I know, I must be out of my mind D Rise of Empire contains two books, Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm I read Theft of Swords recently, and now after the second installment finished, I can admit for sure that this read was way better for me than the first one I had a slight drag problem starting Nyphron Rising as like du [...]

  10. Full review finally posted Actual rating Somewhere between 4.25 and 4.5Beware this review contains some spoilers from Theft of Swords.Rise of Empire was definitely the turning point for me, where I finally saw all the potential of the series and so I knew from the first chapters that this would be a favorite series after all Just like Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire includes two books Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm So, again, this review will be divided into two parts Fanart by SarcticNyph [...]

  11. 3.5 stars I liked it better than the first book, for sure There were some elements that really grabbed my attention and kept me interested through both books 3 4 3 is my favorite installment to date, but I m eagerly waiting to have my socks knocked off in the final volume.

  12. I liked the first book a lot, but this book is just phenomenal I loved the war, the battle scenes were immerssive I really loved Hadrian in the first book, but it was Arista that blew my mind this book I saw someone say something about Sullivan being naively sexist and I can not disagree hard enough, I love the way he s written Arista Learning about Hadrians back story was nuts, I m just getting attached to this odd couple friendship I tend to gravitate towards strong friendships with two oppos [...]

  13. There are no honorable causes There is no good or evil Evil is only what we call those who oppose us Four Stars What everybody kept telling me about these books was so completely right, and I couldn t be happier, because I absolutely loved this second volume of Riyria Revelations They should make a Most Improved award for writers if only so Michael Sullivan could win the award, because where the first volume left me completely unimpressed, this book turned me into a fully committed fan of the se [...]

  14. This series just keeps getting better and better.Our heroes are once again thrown in two great adventures The first one, Nyphron Rising was fast paced, action packed, exciting and fun as the previous instalments, and the second, The Emerald Storm was a bit different Although it contained the fast pace and excitement, this adventure had a bit darker tone which I didn t expect but I liked it very much The story as a whole was great, I liked the way it progressed, but most of all, I liked the unexp [...]

  15. 4.5 Stars Rise of Empire was a really enjoyable compilation of Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, books 3 and 4 in the Riyria series After a slow start in book 1 this series has really picked up, featuring two likeable protagonists whose characters and backstories were really fleshed out here, a great cast of supporting characters and lots of exciting adventures This omnibus continues the trend started in book 2 in developing the depth and scope of what was initially a light hearted fantasy a [...]

  16. Another stellar installment in the Riyria Revelations series I loved every chapter of this book, or should I say both books, as this is a combination of books 3 and 4 Anyway, the way Michael J Sullivan writes just sucks you right into the world Forget your surroundings, because you will lose all sense of reality His descriptions of people, places, and things makes you feel like you are right there with Royce and Hadrian in the middle of the action.Book 3, Nyphron Rising, has the dynamic duo of R [...]

  17. This is an omnibus of books 3 and 4 in the series The third follows well on the heels of the big battles and what amounts to a civil war with the installment of a puppet on the throne, with our favorite thieves getting caught up in the travail, with the search for the rightful heir on the way in the fourth book, with plenty of hijinks on the high seas to keep things interesting.What did I think about them They re pretty okay Granted, I ve read a lot of fantasy and a lot of great characters who a [...]

  18. Strictly speaking, I would give the first and the second books 4 1 2 stars as it is I gave the first book 5 stars, leaving the second with 4 This is much darker book, but still a very enjoyable read A minor annoyance there are less interactions between Hadrian and Royce they are forced to work separately most of the time which made first book great Having said that, I still think the book is great, and it makes you want to read the last two novels of the series If you read and like the first boo [...]

  19. Full review now posted Original review can be found at Booknest.What a way to end the year Theft of Swords was the first book I started in 2017 Between all of the new books and authors I stumbled across and became obsessed with, the rest of Riyria somehow got lost in the mix But I m so happy to be ending my reading year on such a high note the wait feels worth it.I loved Theft of Swords because it was fun and engaging and harkened back to some of the foundations of the fantasy genre I loved the [...]

  20. Apr 2016 Reread with the fabulous Buddies Books Baubles 25 Dec 2015 audio Finished reread of Rise of Empire and no surprises here another upgrade to 5 stars and onto my favourites shelf Interspersing this reread with the latest prequel, The Death of Dulgath, highlights how well Michael developed the personalities of Hadrian and Royce at the onset of Riyria and after 12 years of friendship partnership May 2015 ebook This is the 2nd omnibus comprising Book 3 and 4 of the Riyria Revelations I have [...]

  21. In February last year I finished The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan, second book in The Wheel of Time series, determined I will never again pick up anything by this author to read I acknowledged that it was most imaginative worldbuilding and most detailed magic system, with sufficiently good enough prose, but there were these bits and pieces in his writing that were so irritating I couldn t stand a second any reading those books.Of course six months later I picked it up again And honestly I don t k [...]

  22. Buddy read with Desinka and Gavin4 STARSJust like the first book, Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire is two novels in one Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm Where the first two novels of the first Omnibus could survive as stand alone stories, tied together with similar backdroppings and continuing elements, Rise of Empire has moved deep into the connecting plot.In Nyphron Rising, the newly formed Empire, which the Nyphron Church is running in all but name, would like to annex Melengar Thrace, the [...]

  23. Mozda nece biti fer poredjene ali ovo mi dodje kao The Empire Strikes Back Prve dve knjige su se fino zavrsile na srecnoj noti dok ove dve ne bas.Odlicno napisano sa zabavnim likovima punih humora na nivou buddy cop filmova Glavni likovi vole da se raspravljaju ali kada treba 100 posto su jedan za drugom Isto tako i ostali likovi su odlicno razradjeni Ne samo po motivima ili slicno nego se svako ponasa kako bi ocekivao od nekoga Negativci jesu pokvareni ali su i izuzetno pametni I prikazani su u [...]

  24. Wow There are no words to express my feelings right now The book is absolutely a must read I will definitely read it again Please do yourself a favor and read it the whole series

  25. This was an omnibus containing both Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm Nyphron RisingThis was a fast paced and exciting read Royce and Hadrian were at their witty best as they accompanied Arista on a diplomatic mission to seek allies against the Imperialists I felt Arista really grew and developed into a strong character over the course of this story We had a new POV character in the form Amelia She was the companion of the new Empress Modina Her storyline was pretty interesting Rating 4.5 sta [...]

  26. Update April 2016 readSometimes you worry that a series you remember as fantasy perfection on your first read will not live up to the memory of it in your mind With Riyria you would be correct It isbetterthan what you remember.Insert elvish word for five here stars.Original reviewReally like this series No nonsense, fun fantasy with great characters As soon as you re done with this one, you will want to read the next And that s exactly what I am going to do right now.

  27. Well I definitely seem to be having a differing opinion on this series than most people For me this one didn t impress me as much as the first one did I still inhaled it and it was certainly very good But I don t feel like it was better than Theft of Swords Perhaps it was because I knew what to expect Whilst all the stories are different, the reader has faith that Royce and Hadrian will find a clever way to get out of almost any impossible situation I am glad that the side characters don t seem [...]

  28. Re reading this series is a treat I will never get over the optimist pessimist tag team relationship Heartfelt, fun, and full of fantastical politics, I totally recommend it.

  29. Rise of Empire Usually I write reviews on books This time I am writing an author review Not sure if this is normal, but then I have never been one to be normal I am picky about authors I will continue to read over and over It seems often the case that an author will hold my attention in the beginning, and then lose it as a series progresses Not the case with Michael J Sullivan.He has a knack of befriending his readers not only through his characters, but also through personal contact with his re [...]

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