Nolyn by Michael J Sullivan

Nolyn (The Rise and Fall, #1)

by Michael J. Sullivan

After two hundred years of service, the heir to the empire is suspicious about his reassignment to active duty on the front lines of the Goblin War. His first assignment to rescue an outpost leads to a dead-end canyon deep inside enemy territory. Suspicion turns to dread and then sinks to despair when it's discovered no such outpost exists. But whoever went to the trouble of making his death look like an accident didn't know anything about the Seventh Sikaria Auxiliary Squadron he was assigned to. In the depths of an unforgiving jungle, a legend is about to be born, and the world of Elan will never be the same.

From Michael J. Sullivan, the New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author, a new adventure begins with the first book of the Rise and Fall trilogy. While set in the same world as Riyria and Legends of the First Empire, this is a standalone series, so no prior knowledge of the other books is required to enjoy it to its fullest.

Reviewed by Minx on

4 of 5 stars


What an amazing adventure and introduction to The Rise and Fall series Nolyn was. Not to mention that from reading every book from this Author I was already familiar Nolyn but never him or his story. Now I am and I loved seeing the influences of Persephone in his character as a man. Being introduced to Sephryn was bittersweet because through her I was able to learn more about her parents and their story. Overall, Nolyn did not disappoint as a high fantasy novel and I am eagerly anticipating the next two books in this series.

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