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4.00054644808743 out of 54.00054644808743 out of 54.00054644808743 out of 54.00054644808743 out of 54.00054644808743 out of 5 4.00 (3,660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael J. Sullivan Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Riyria Revelations Series Release Date:
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Fans of magic, sword clashes, and valiant heroes will welcome this second volume of the Riyria Revelations series. Rise of Empire is divided into two books: Nyphron Rising and the Emerald Storm. Here we find Royce and Hadrian on a new adventure, this time to enlist the Nationalists of the South to help the weakened and threatened kingdom of Melengar.

Royce has suspicions that an arcane sorcerer is manipulating their quest, but in order to discover the truth, he must first decode the past of his partner Hadiran, and this is a history Hadrian would rather keep a mystery.

Both like-able and realistic, the personalities of Royce--a young man with cocky swagger and mean sword fighting skills--and Hadrian--his counterpart with a more straight laced, wise demeanor--play well off of one another throughout the series and have become beloved heroes to fans worldwide.

In this audiobook, narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds once again sparks the imagination of listeners with his vibrant storytelling talents.

Michael J. Sullivan is both an artist and an author. He is best known for his epic fantasy, the Riyria cycle, which has been translated into fourteen languages. The Riyria Revelations is a six book series and The Riyria Chronicles is an ongoing collection of fiction. The latter focuses on the early mischief and mayhem of the two main protagonists Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater. In 2012, io9 named Sullivan one of the most successful self-published sci-fi and fantasy authors.

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.n Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chap | 10/26/2016

    " Rise of Empire is the second book written by Michael J. Sullivan in the Ryeria series. The books are long but well worth it. It was great! Hadrian and Royce, the protagonist in the series are fantastic. Can't wait for the last in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corey Sanders | 2/13/2014

    " I continue to enjoy the storytelling in this series. The dialog between characters tends towards the stilted side, but I'm willing to overlook it for what is a very fun and interesting plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mikaela | 2/11/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book! Although I didn't really have the time to read it I just couldn't put it down. The author writes in such an amazing way that you can be biting your nails in anticipation at one point and then laughing out loud the next. I received more than a few weird looks for doing just that while reading on the train. Cant wait to read the next one!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erica Turner | 2/2/2014

    " So glad I found this series. It's the best I've read for a long time. I couldn't put the book down. "

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About the Author
Author Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan is an award winning, science fiction and fantasy author. After taking the self-publishing world by storm with The Riyria Revelation series, his success led him into mainstream publishing where he was awarded the 2010 Iceberg Ink Review’s Best Fantasy Novel award, among others. He lives in Virginia with his wife and children.