Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations, #1)

by Michael J. Sullivan

Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles-until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom.

Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires?

And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

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.

Reviewed by Lianne on

5 of 5 stars

Just finished the first installment to the series and I highly enjoyed it! There's adventure, mystery and politicking, all of which are accessible and entertaining to read. I especially enjoyed the dyanmic between the main characters Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater. Looking forward to reading the other two installments to the series! You could read my full review of the book on my blog:

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