Wednesday, 21 December 2011

FANTASY REVIEW: The Riyria Revelation 2: Rise of Empire - Michael J Sullivan

Release Date: 02/12/11


The birth of the Nyphron Empire has brought war to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind the enemy's lines. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own shadowy struggle for power. To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian's past. What he discovers leads the thieves to the ends of the world on a journey amid treachery and betrayals, forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again.


The second compendium in the Riyria Revelations series that keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace with cracking lead characters who in an effort to save their own hides end up in all manner of scrapes and shenanigans.

As with the original book it was fun, it had great moments of levity and of course action packed with high octane adrenaline fuelling the story from start to finish. Finally add to this a great overall arc, dark misdeeds and a knack for scraping through literally by the skin of their teeth and it’s a series that I’ve really come to enjoy. Definitely a great read and one I’d recommend to others, although personally I’d say to wait for the third books release and have a real marathon with Hadrian and Royce. You won’t regret it.

1 comment:

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Ha ha. Yes I can see why you would want to wait for the third and have a marathon. :D Glad to see you enjoyed this one and the first set as well. Hope you enjoy the third set just as much. ;D