Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations, #2)

by Michael J. Sullivan

4.25 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 8 shelved
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Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations, #2)

by Michael J. Sullivan

4.25 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 8 shelved
The adventure continues as Royce and Hadrian aid the struggling kingdom of Melengar as it alone stands in defiance against the newly formed empire. War approaches and a desperate gamble behind enemy lines is their only chance at forming an alliance with the Nationalists to the south.

But Royce has plans of his own as he uses this opportunity to discover if an ancient wizard is using Riyria as pawns in his own bid for power. To find the truth, Royce must unravel Hadrian's hidden past. What he discovers will lead them to the end of the known world, on a journey rife with treachery and intrigue.

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.

  • ISBN10 0316187704
  • ISBN13 9780316187701
  • Publish Date 14 December 2011 (first published 1 January 2011)
  • Publish Status Unknown
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Little, Brown & Company
  • Format Paperback (US Trade)
  • Pages 799
  • Language English


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Minx 5 of 5 stars
Geez, I forgot how much I didn't like the ending of this book. Glad to move on to the final book in the series because there needs to be some justice dished out.

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Lianne 4 of 5 stars
An interesting continuation of Hadrian and Royce's adventures that started in Theft of Swords. This installment was particulary interesting because it brought the larger issues concerning the heir of Novron and the development of the new Empire into the forefront of the story. It was also enjoyable to see the furhter characterisations of characters that we were introduced to in the first novel. You could read my full review on my blog (contains some spoilers): http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=3911