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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael J. Sullivan Narrator: Tim Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Riyria Revelations Series Release Date:
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Theft of Swords was selected as one of the Library Journal's and Barnes and Noble's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Books in 2011. The first installment in the best selling and mesmerizing Riyria Revelation series, Theft of Swords is divided into two books--The Crown Conspiracy and Avemparth--and introduces protagonists Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater.

Royce and Hadrian are two resourceful thieves unwittingly set on an adventure in order to escape being framed for the death of a king. Caught in a mammoth conspiracy, they soon realize that their only way out is by unravelling an ancient mystery, before it's too late.

Moving at a light but rapid pace at the beginning, this fantasy saga gains depth and complexity with each successive part. 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.

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.

Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant bestsellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery—before it’s too late.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. These books should be in every bookstore and I really hope that they are someday.”

    Speculative Fiction Junkie

  • “A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal.”

    Literary Magic

  • “Sullivan succeeds with simplicity in his originally self-published epic fantasy debut ... Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Fantasy

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bookwirm | 2/18/2014

    " Fun story, light hearted read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cnelsonquilt | 2/5/2014

    " very fun dialogue between the two thieves. They are chivalrous, bodacious, courageous, and very committed to their word. This is the first book in a trilogy. am looking forward to the next 2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Skip | 2/4/2014

    " OK, probably a 4.5 to be truthful. Good adventure story, with excellent lead characters, who are portrayed as mercenaries, even though they are of high morales: Hadrian Blackwater, a top caliber swordsman, and Royce Melborn, a thief from a fabled sect. First they are hired to recover a sword and become patsies for regicide in the first of two stories; however, they rescue the prince and go off to seek the truth. Then, in the second story, they work for next-to-nothing to save a heart-broken father and their village from a conjured demon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephen Smith | 1/20/2014

    " Loved this book. Having seen the amount of good feedback on good reads, I thought I better give it a try. The characters are brilliant and you find yourself dying to turn the next page to keep up with their epic adventure! The storyline is great with just enough magic and sorcery as to not take over the characters. Please give this book a try and I know you won't be disappointed. I'm already in the process of downloading the next instalment. "

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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.