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Michael J. Sullivan

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RELEASING SOON: Age of Myth is the second most popular book coming in June 2016 -- shelved by 14,800 goodreads members! Enter the giveaway to win one of 200 copies by April 26th.

RECENTLY RELEASED: The Death of Dulgath made it to #1 for Bestselling epic fantasy audiobook, listen to the first 30 minutes for free.

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee in: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014



Michael writes classical fantasy and science fiction with unlikely heroes and epic adventures. His books have sold more than three quarters of a million English language copies, been translated into 12 foreign languages, and appeared on more than 150 best-of or most-anticipated lists.

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EDIT: 11/4/2015 - Needed to update the answer to this question - the original answer is still kept in it's entirety below.

The third book is titled: The Death of Dulgath, and its ebook was released just released in mid October 2015. The hardcover is currently on the presses and should ship from the printer Nov 16. The audio book will start recording on 11/16 and it will be released in mid December.

Hey Cordelia,
There will be another Riyria Chronicle in the not too distant future. I've been very protective over Royce and Hadrian and sensitive about having them overstay their welcome. The results are pretty clear that people want more, and I certainly have more stories to tell. I just finished up three books of a four book series, and I'm putting that project aside for the moment. I'm planning the plot of the next Chronicle book while I'm also outlining my next story (which will be a standalone fantasy tale). I generally write the most during the fall/winter/spring so once the weather turns colder I will be writing about my two favorite rogues. As far as when to expect the books to be on the shelves...that is harder to say. I have no control over the publishers's scheduled and it could be 9 months to a year and a half after they get it. Assuming of course they want to put it out. But even if they don't I would self-publish. So one way or the other you should see a new Riyria Chronicle "soonish." In the meantime, I will have a Riyria short story coming out in a new anthology. I don't have the full details on that yet, but it should be announced with a Kickstarter soon. Thanks for asking.(less)
Michael J. Sullivan Hey Geoff, thanks for dropping by and asking.You are correct there are some connections between the two series...and yes the intention is for it to be…moreHey Geoff, thanks for dropping by and asking.You are correct there are some connections between the two series...and yes the intention is for it to be a "jumping in" point for new readers as well as something interesting for Riyria veterans.

The basic premise revolves around the fact, that much of what I've been telling you about the history of Elan...in particular about Novron's role in forming the First Empire...has been...well...less than truthful. What I wanted to do is explore how real events are distorted over time and bare little resemble to what actually occurred. In particular I wanted to show how the extraordinary feats of some ordinary people are usurped by those in power to create a mythology to suit their political agenda. For those who know nothing about Elan in the time of Royce and Hadrian, the story will be complete and standalone so anyone can pick it up. But for those who have been reading my other works, they'll learn some things about Elan's past that might be eye-opening.(less)
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Royce stepped forward. He looked down at Thranic and then around the room. "How could I top possibly top this? Sealed alive in a tomb of rock. My only regret is that I had nothing to do with it”
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message 75: by Michael

Michael Ren wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Michael! I recommended my girlfriend to read Hollow World, which she is doing right now and absolutely loving it."

Nice, so glad to hear that. Please tell her hello from me.


message 74: by Ren

Ren Bedell Thanks for the friend request Michael! I recommended my girlfriend to read Hollow World, which she is doing right now and absolutely loving it.


message 73: by Michael

Michael Jason wrote: "Michael -- I just wanted to let you know I received my Rare Edition Hardcover of The Death of Dulgath today and I love it! It's beautifully understated with the solid green slipcase..."

@jason - nice! Thanks for the amazing support. Enjoy!


message 72: by Jason

Jason H Michael -- I just wanted to let you know I received my Rare Edition Hardcover of The Death of Dulgath today and I love it! It's beautifully understated with the solid green slipcase, and I'm happy to put it on my bookshelf of treasured editions.

It's probably the only copy in all of Italy, too!

Thanks again, and I'm always looking forward to your next book.


message 71: by Michael

Michael Thanks J. - I'll definitely check out the Looking Glass Wars. I'm not sure I would classify Terry's work as "not dark" - this is based on feedback by my daughter who did read a number of them but got frustrated with some sadistic tendencies and numerous rape scenes. I may be totally wrong about that - again getting my information second hand. Worth doing some of your own investigation on that front.


message 70: by Michael

Michael @Kristalia - thanks so much for the nice note. You are not alone - Robin is also going through Riyria withdrawals, but it is helped by the fact that she is loving the characters in the new series of books. Once I get done with the edits to the last two books in The Legends of the First Empire, I'm going to be able to determine if there will be a fourth chronicle. Based on feedback to date, I'd say the answer is yes. Will let you know.


message 69: by Michael

Michael @Nico - so sorry for the late response - I always forget to check posts to my profile - but always see direct messages. I'm hoping you've found the reading order elsewhere, but in case you haven't...here is my preferred reading order:

* Theft of Swords (contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)
* Rise of Empire (contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)
* Heir of Novron (contains Wintertide & Percepliquis)
* The Crown Tower
* The Rose and the Thorn
* The Death of Dulgath.


message 68: by J.

J. Martin, III Thank you for the link to the grammar book; I will be sure to check it out. The Thomas Kane book is a 'must' read. I could not put it down. It even mentions mimetic rhythm - I just have not come across any other discussion of prose that outdoes: TK Grammar Book
The T.K. book does not take too long to read and I think it is worth it. No doubt.

I asked my pal, Tristan, an avid reader of fantasy books, if he knew of a publication since 2008 in fantasy that was not of the 'dark' genre. He recommended "The Looking Glass Wars", a book inspired from the author of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass", Lewis Carol.

Its Trilogy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Beddors-L...

Another pal, Taylor, recommended I check out the works of Terry Goodkind, and I will.

T.G. Link: http://www.amazon.com/Terry-Goodkind/...

Thank you again for the links and communication. I will get to read one of your books once I get an amount of work done. The short story, "The Jester", was really awesome. -jcm3


Kristalia Thanks for adding me as a friend ^_^ I'm glad you liked my reviews, and for commenting on one of them too! It was a nice surprise :D Hhehehehe and who doesn't love Royce and Hadrian. I still miss them and it's been only a week already :D


message 66: by Nico

Nico Hello Mr. Sullivan, I'm interested in starting your books, but I don't know where to begin! Is there a specific reading order?


message 65: by Michael

Michael Niels wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend. You said you hoped I enjoyed your Riyria books--well, I absolutely did! More than that, they’ve helped keep a roof over my head. I’m actually one of your translators for the Dutch editions (dividing the books evenly with a colleague). So thank you for that as well."

Hey there, It's great meeting a translator. I've met a few in the past. Thanks for all your hard work to get my books exposed to more people. And I'm glad to put a bit of coin in your pocket via the publishers as well!


message 64: by Michael

Michael Lubinka wrote: "I do hope that you'll consider having your books translated in Greek."

Hey Lubinka, sorry it took me so long to see this. I keep forgetting that people post comments on my author's page. I'd love to have my books translated in Greek (and I think a contract recently came in for that). Unfortunately I really don't have much say with regards to foreign language translations. It all depends on if there is publisher in that part of the world that is willing to make an offer. With the recent economic crisis I think there are fewer books being offered right now. Let's hope that will improve soon.


message 63: by Michael (last edited Nov 06, 2015 06:02AM)

Michael Adam wrote: "Dulgath has roped me right back in to the Riyira series, and I'm only pages from the end."

Hey, thanks for reading the latest book. I'm so glad you are enjoying it.

Adam wrote: "I haven't started on First Empire yet, but I very much intend to. What can we expect from the series both in terms of similarity and difference with Riyria?"

The First Empire isn't quietest yet, so you are not behind. Del Rey will be releasing it in June 2016 and there are already pre-order pages for ebook, hardcover, and audio versions.

Great question about the difference and similarities between the two. Let's see:

SIMILARITIES
* Both are multi-book series where I wrote all of the books before publishing the first so there is a lot of weaving of plot points across the series.

* Both have "episodes" with their own beginning middle and end but leave some questions to be answered later on as all the pieces fall into place.

* Both are fast-paced fun reads where entertainment is in the heart of them. Yes, bad things will happen, and there will be failures, but overall you should leave the books feeling better rather than worse after reading.

* Both have some great characters. They are definitely different (don't want to cookie cutter people from Riyria but they have their own awesome aspects.

* Both have a mix of humor and drama. First Empire doesn't have as much "witty banter" because that would be a retooling of something from Riyria - but there are characters who have great lines and interesting quirky habits that bring a lightness to the story.

DIFFERENT
* The cultures and settings are much different. Both take place in Elan (my made up world) but because The First Empire is 3,000 years in the past the technology is much different. For instance, in The First Empire mankind is pretty primitive (spears are the common weapon and few have ever seen, let alone used a sword). As the series go on they advance technologically as needed in order to survive.

* There is much more magic in The First Empire. Most of those who can practice "The Art" in Riyria are dead or hiding their abilities. So there isn't much magic in those books. In The First Empire it is much more common.

* There is more diversity in The First Empire. The Riyria books see everything from the perspective of humans and we really don't get any insight into he inner workings of other cultures. The First Empire has three main races and each one has a major part to play and we see the other cultures rather than being totally focused on mankind.

* The First Empire is much more of an "ensemble" cast. Although you won't know that when starting out. I use readers expectations against them a bit in that who they think are the main characters really aren't.

Thanks for asking.


message 62: by Adam

Adam Lane Hi Michael, I just wanted to thank you for the friend request-- I consider it quite the honour. Dulgath has roped me right back in to the Riyira series, and I'm only pages from the end. I haven't started on First Empire yet, but I very much intend to. What can we expect from the series both in terms of similarity and difference with Riyira?

Regarding other books that I've read and enjoyed recently, Rick Riordan, James Riley and Marissa Meyer are those that I've been reading who are slightly outside of my usual tact (Rothfuss, Brooks, Cornwell, Abercrombie, Weeks, et al). I've been on a bit of a 'playing with myths/tales' run recently, and all three of these do this to a T.

Sorry, I rambled!


message 61: by Lubinka

Lubinka Dimitrova Hello Michael!
I saw your friend request in the morning, and it made my whole day! Thank you so much for making me smile with this small gesture, but mostly, thank you for your wonderful, amazing work which I thoroughly enjoy.

I do hope that you'll consider having your books translated in Greek. As a member of one of the greatest (online) book clubs in Greece I've often considered suggesting them for a reading, being so very excited about them myself, but sadly the language is a barrier for many of the other members. I'm sure many, many people here will truly appreciate your books, just as they do in my home country Bulgaria, where a translation has been available for a while now.

I look forward to reading more of your work.
kind regards
Lubinka


message 60: by Niels

Niels Eekelen Hello Michael,

Thank you for adding me as a friend. You said you hoped I enjoyed your Riyria books--well, I absolutely did! More than that, they’ve helped keep a roof over my head. I’m actually one of your translators for the Dutch editions (dividing the books evenly with a colleague). So thank you for that as well.

As a matter of fact, I’ve been meaning to write you for a while. I was delighted when I found out you self-published the books, as I’m doing the same with a fantasy series, with an introduction and two novellas out so far. It’s about three characters who get involved in different ways in unrest in the Holy City of their world. If you’re interested, I’d love to send you copies (in whatever e-format you prefer).

(A small disclaimer: I really do want to share my work with a fellow author whose work I enjoy, but I’m also a self-publisher terrible at marketing, so if you enjoy the books and as an established author wanted to mention them somewhere or give me some kind words I could quote, I certainly wouldn’t be against it.)

All the best,

Niels van Eekelen


message 59: by Michael

Michael Toshi wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend. I absolutely loved the Riyria series from the voice actor you used for the audio books (Mr. Reynolds)."

You are most welcome. I agree that Tim is THE BEST. He's going to be doing the books of The First Empire as well as Riyira Chronicles - really looking forward to those.

Only one small "award win" for me so far, but I'm not complaining if given the choice between awards and great readers, I'll take the readers everytime -- and I have a lot of them.

Glad to help restore the faith. Being put in the company of Rothfuss and Sanderson is high praise indeed. You honor me with your kind words.


message 58: by Toshi

Toshi Thank you for adding me as a friend. I absolutely loved the Riyria series from the voice actor you used for the audio books (Mr. Reynolds). I'm glad he got an award for the work he did on the series, and hope you have been enjoying similar successes. I'm sure you get this kind of thing all the time but thank you for writing such wonderful stories. Fantasy is my favorite genre but it doesn't always get the best writers, and its reputation suffer for that. Many are happy to drag out Tolkien's bones dress them up on a thinly veiled rehash of Feist's work and call it a day. The other half are stuck in the literary equivalent of the grunge music phase; dark fantasy that's long on violence and treachery and short on actual fantasy.
Authors like you and Rothfuss are restoring my faith in what this genre could be (and Sanderson too if he can limit himself to less than 400 pages :P). You are balancing the gritty realism that makes the stories believable and relatable, with the wonder of magic. Beyond that balancing act, you add characters with actual depth, emotional conflict, growth, and snappy dialog. So again, thank you for showing others the potential this genre has and what it can be when done right.


message 57: by Michael

Michael Andrea wrote: "I ended up being particularly interested in Lenare Pickering. Everyone dismissed her for deciding to learn how to behave like a proper lady, but she ended up being as good with the sword as her brothers. I wonder if she kept training on her own. Do you think she might be included in a future book? I would love to read a bit more of her story."

Hey Andrea,
So glad you loved Lenare - I'm not generally one to "put the swords in women's hands" but in Lenare's case it made perfect sense. I do think she kept training in secret), she just didn't want others to know she was keeping up the Pickering tradition. I would like to use her in a future book, I'll see what I can do ;-)


message 56: by Michael

Michael Chris wrote: "Hi Michael,
Thanks for the friend request! I love all of your Riyria books and can't wait for the next installment of the Riyria Chronicles. Royce and Hadrian 2 of my favorite fantasy characters. More so than with other fantasy books that I’ve read, I find myself getting lost in their world and sympathizing with these 2 loveable rogues and their companions."


Thanks Chris! The next book The Death of Dulgath is going very well. I'm ahead of schedule and it's fun to be reunited with Royce and Hadrian.


message 55: by Chris

Chris Hi Michael,
Thanks for the friend request! I love all of your Riyria books and can't wait for the next installment of the Riyria Chronicles. Royce and Hadrian 2 of my favorite fantasy characters. More so than with other fantasy books that I’ve read, I find myself getting lost in their world and sympathizing with these 2 loveable rogues and their companions.
Thanks!
Chris


message 54: by Andrea

Andrea Hi Michael, Thanks for the friend request. I have really enjoyed your books and am eagerly awaiting the first empire series. I loved the characters you developed, both Hadrian and Royce, as well as the strong female characters you introduced.

I ended up being particularly interested in Lenare Pickering. Everyone dismissed her for deciding to learn how to behave like a proper lady, but she ended up being as good with the sword as her brothers. I wonder if she kept training on her own. Do you think she might be included in a future book? I would love to read a bit more of her story.

Thanks!

Andrea


message 53: by Michael

Michael Gamedoll wrote: "Hello Michael, I just ordered all hardcovers of The Riyria Revelations and Blood of Thieves (both containing The Crown Tower and The Rose and The Thorn).

P.S. I know your very protective of your work, but hopefully we can see more in future on these two amazing duo. "


Your wish is my command - I have a third Riyria Chronicle book coming out soon - hopefully later this year ;-)


message 52: by Michael

Michael MorganReadsBooks wrote: "Hello! I just wanted to say thanks again for posting that article online. Happy reading! And thanks for the friend request!"

You are most welcome. I'm glad you found it helpful.


MorganReadsBooks Hello! I just wanted to say thanks again for posting that article online. Happy reading! And thanks for the friend request!


Gamedoll Hello Michael, I just ordered all hardcovers of The Riyria Revelations and Blood of Thieves (both containing The Crown Tower and The Rose and The Thorn). I'm definitely excited to read the Riyria Revelations again. I just got started on the Blood Of Thieves. Thank so much for writing an amazing series. Tell your wife thank you for "making" you write the book. Without her we wouldn't have more of Hadrian Blackwater! XD

P.S. I know your very protective of your work, but hopefully we can see more in future on these two amazing duo.


message 49: by Paul

Paul Hey Michael, hope you have a great New Year, and that everything works out how you wish it to work out with getting Rhune published in this year. Thanks for working so hard in the fantasy community.


message 48: by Armina

Armina Michael wrote: "Thanks so much for reading Riyria. I'm so glad you enjoyed the reads, and my dedication to Robin. Oh, and if you want an afterword (with some behind the scenes information), just let me know and I'll send it to you. Michael."


Hi Michael! Thank you very much for the friend request! And thanks for stopping by my review, also! I definitely want this afterword (with some behind the scenes information)! I was going to ask if I could share it with my buddies but I can see below that you are friends already! :) Yay! We will start the prequels (Chronicles) soon and I just saw in one of your comments that there will be a third Chronicle book. That's great news!


message 47: by Desinka

Desinka Hello Michael,

Thanks so much for the friendvite! It's an honour;) I really love your books. I'm still pondering on the review for The Heir of Novron, because for me the best books are the most difficult to review...

I'd be delighted to get an afterword! Actually my reading buddies and I have been hoping for a sequel to the Riyria Revelations:)


message 46: by Bryan

Bryan Michael wrote: "Bryan wrote: "Hello Michael,

I see you reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird recently, and I just wanted to recommend an amazing novel (now one of my favorite) I just read that I think you would enjoy, a..."


I think you will really enjoy his style. When you do get the time to read it, I would like to read a review from you. I also have to say, I really enjoyed your review of The Road! I felt the same way about it. It is terrible!


message 45: by Michael

Michael Bryan wrote: "Hello Michael,

I see you reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird recently, and I just wanted to recommend an amazing novel (now one of my favorite) I just read that I think you would enjoy, as it is a book..."


Hey Bryan, thanks for the recommendation. I'll certainly add that to my list. Joe R. Lansdale and I share a publisher for some of our books (we both have titles released through Tachyon Publications). I've not yet tried any of his stuff, but I've been interested in checking out his style, and this is a great opportunity to do so.


message 44: by Bryan

Bryan Hello Michael,

I see you reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird recently, and I just wanted to recommend an amazing novel (now one of my favorite) I just read that I think you would enjoy, as it is a book that is similar in setting and in it's viewpoint and has even been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird: The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale.


message 43: by Steve

Steve Thanks Michael, for accepting my friend request. Your books look very exciting and I look forward to reading your work!

Steve


message 42: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Michael,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 41: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Michael,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 40: by Ebrahim

Ebrahim Rad hi michael,
im still wating for the first five chapter of the crown tower :)


message 39: by Michael

Michael @Ritesh - have you tried buying from the Amazon UK site? They are the ones that control the English versions of foreign sales. There shouldn't be any different restrictions regarding this book as there were the others so if you could get it for one you should be able to get the others - but if you are saying you can't get Revelations either, then that is a different problem. IF you can give me some further details, I'll check with the publisher.


message 38: by Ritesh

Ritesh Hey Michael! Just got a message from Amazon that The Crown Tower is now available! However, it seems that there's no way to get the book in India. Any idea when the book will be available for shipping to India?


message 37: by Michael

Michael @Eyehavenofilter - I hope you enjoy.


Eyehavenofilter Thanks for the add.....more awesome books for me to read! Yeah!


message 35: by Michael

Michael @Gamedoll - sorry I missed your comment earlier...There is the possibility for more stories after the end of Riyria Revelations, but probably not "immediately after" - If I do write more it would probably be far into the future when most of the deeds of those in Revelations have become myth or memory.


message 34: by Michael (last edited Mar 31, 2013 09:55AM)

Michael Marjorie wrote: "I think I'm a few titles early. With only one novel out, it's hard to have a "following" and without a following, there's no "crowd" for the "crowdfunding." But this definitely is a method that will work in the future for bring art directly to its audience, no middlemen directing it."

Majorie, I think you may be suffering from something that I see in a lot of new self-published authors...impatience. You've only been out for a year and when I was in a similar situation I wasn't too much different than you are now. Trying to compare where you are now..and where I am now is apples and oranges. Just keep writing quality, and working to get noticed and you'll be fine.

Here is a link that might help you out.

An Author's Guide to Self-Promotion


Marjorie Friday Baldwin Thanks for the friending, Michael, and the well-wishes on the Kickstarter for Raif's Story. Mine's doing a very slow burn compared to yours and I still am not convinced I'll make my goal but it was so worth the try! I've learned a lot throughout the process of putting together the Kickstarter and that alone is worth something.

I'm also still betting your Kickstarter for Hollow World might just top out close to $23k--and that's amazing, for all of us Indie Authors. It states that there's a new model for publishing that works as well as the old one. It's all a matter of timing.

I think I'm a few titles early. With only one novel out, it's hard to have a "following" and without a following, there's no "crowd" for the "crowdfunding." But this definitely is a method that will work in the future for bring art directly to its audience, no middlemen directing it.


Gamedoll Sorry to bug you but it seem like there could be more to the series ( I just finish reading the last pages). couldn't but to ask since I'm totally curious about you know who at the end.


message 31: by Michael

Michael Gamedoll wrote: "thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I'm really enjoying your book. I love Royce and Hadrian! By far they are my favorite characters. I totally adore them."

Great! I'm glad you have been having a good time with them.


Gamedoll thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I'm really enjoying your book. I love Royce and Hadrian! By far they are my favorite characters. I totally adore them.


message 29: by Michael

Michael Lucinda wrote: "Dear Michael,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is an honor and a delight! I am a huge fan of 'The Riyria Revelations' and just love your work as an avid reader of the fantasy genre. Thank you so very much once again.
Kind Regards
Lucinda"


Thank you Lucinda. Always good to know that an avid fantasy reader enjoys the works - I never "really" know whether they "stack up" or not.


message 28: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Michael,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is an honor and a delight! I am a huge fan of 'The Riyria Revelations' and just love your work as an avid reader of the fantasy genre. Thank you so very much once again.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 27: by Michael

Michael Ruby wrote: "Hi Michael - I keep moving Libriomancer down my "to read" list in lieu of other more appealing selections. I noticed you're currently reading it. How do you like it so far?"

Unfortuantely I started it and then the whole "writing gig" needed some attention so I'm not very far to be able to give an infrormed decision - but I did like what I've read so far.


message 26: by Ruby

Ruby Hi Michael - I keep moving Libriomancer down my "to read" list in lieu of other more appealing selections. I noticed you're currently reading it. How do you like it so far?


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