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Four-time Goodreads Choice Award Nominee: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014



Michael writes classical fantasy and science fiction with unlikely heroes and epic adventures. His debut series, "The Riyria Revelations" has sold more than half a million English language copies and has been translated into 13 foreign languages.

THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS & CHRONICLES: The best friendships are forged with blood.
Both the six-book Riyria Revelations and the two-book Riyria Chronicles were published by Orbit (fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group). A third Riyria Chronicle novel is planned for 2015.


They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.
There's no ancient evil to defeat or orph
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Michael J. Sullivan 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…more
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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“Sometimes the price of dreams is achieving them.”
Michael J. Sullivan, Percepliquis

“See, that’s the difference,” Mauvin said. “I suffer a loss and people console me. Royce suffers a loss and whole towns evacuate.”
Michael J. Sullivan, Heir of Novron

“Hadrian shook his head and sighed. “Why do you have to make everything so difficult? They’re probably not bad people—just poor. You know, taking what they need to buy a loaf of bread to feed their family. Can you begrudge them that? Winter is coming and times are hard.” He nodded his head in the direction of the thieves. “Right?”
“I ain’t got no family,” flat-nose replied. “I spend most of my coin on drink.”
“You’re not helping,” Hadrian said.”
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“Come for your revenge at last, elf?"

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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“Hadrian shook his head and sighed. “Why do you have to make everything so difficult? They’re probably not bad people—just poor. You know, taking what they need to buy a loaf of bread to feed their family. Can you begrudge them that? Winter is coming and times are hard.” He nodded his head in the direction of the thieves. “Right?”
“I ain’t got no family,” flat-nose replied. “I spend most of my coin on drink.”
“You’re not helping,” Hadrian said.”
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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?


message 25: by Michael (last edited Oct 03, 2012 03:22PM)

Michael Tood wrote: "I'm just about to start Viscount and the Witch, although it's been hard to find reading time. I read the author's note and just wanted to say, you're a quality A guy, thanks for writing."

Well thank you...Viscount is actually a pretty short story - you should be through it in no time. I hope you enjoy.


message 24: by Todd

Todd I'm just about to start Viscount and the Witch, although it's been hard to find reading time. I read the author's note and just wanted to say, you're a quality A guy, thanks for writing.


message 23: by Michael

Michael Lynxie wrote: "Well, you know you've made it when a random person in a random cafe in Canberra, Australia is reading the paperback version of your book and one of your tribe notices! How about that?!?

That's AMAZING!! I wish I has been there to see it. Always wanted to find someone reading my books. Maybe someday.


message 22: by Michael

Michael Lynxie wrote: "Hi Michael, just wanted to let you know I've blogged about you! I don't have many followers yet, but I'm hoping a few of my readers can enjoy your Riyria Revelation series as much as I did!"

Hey Lynxie - I just saw this for the first time...sorry I wasn't ignoring you. Thanks much for blogging about Riyria. Great things from little acorns and all.


message 21: by Lynxie

Lynxie Hi Michael, just wanted to let you know I've blogged about you! I don't have many followers yet, but I'm hoping a few of my readers can enjoy your Riyria Revelation series as much as I did!

Michael J. Sullivan ~ Shout out http://wp.me/p2GiAs-1e @Author_Sullivan


message 20: by Lynxie

Lynxie Well, you know you've made it when a random person in a random cafe in Canberra, Australia is reading the paperback version of your book and one of your tribe notices! How about that?!?

It made me smile that someone else here gets to enjoy your work Michael! Theft of swords is making itself known in the capital of Australia! :D


message 19: by Michael

Michael El Guapo wrote: "ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BOOKS! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! I've been telling people to leave me alone while I'm reading and get frustrated at my boss when he starts asking me to actually work instead of reading your novels. I keep telling all my friends to pick up your books!
They're soooo much fun to read! You're brilliant!
THANK YOU"


No, thank you! What a wonderful thing to say. I'm glad that you have enjoyed them. Can't ask for anything more than that, but that being said...I really appreciate you recommending to your friends. As to your boss...well sometimes they can be very picky about the silliest things - which is why I'm glad I don't have to have one...but I know that is only because of nice people like you!


El Guapo ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BOOKS! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! I've been telling people to leave me alone while I'm reading and get frustrated at my boss when he starts asking me to actually work instead of reading your novels. I keep telling all my friends to pick up your books!
They're soooo much fun to read! You're brilliant!
THANK YOU


message 17: by Michael

Michael Interestingly enough...On Dalglish's Amazon Author's page I'm listed as the #1 author that cross sells with his work - so we share common readers - but have much differnt takes on style.


message 16: by Isaac

Isaac Martinez "Actually I'm reading his "Paladin" series - because I tend to not like "grim and dark" which as I understand it describes his other stories. "

Grim and dark is an understatement with that guy. You also forgot GORY! He doesn't skimp on the details when it comes to how people die lol.


message 15: by Michael

Michael Isaac wrote: "Dude you're reading David Dalglish? May I ask which book/s you're reading and what you thought? I think the primary word I'd use to describe his stories is "brutal" lol. That guy can imagine some d..."

Actually I'm reading his "Paladin" series - because I tend to not like "grim and dark" which as I understand it describes his other stories.


message 14: by Isaac

Isaac Martinez Dude you're reading David Dalglish? May I ask which book/s you're reading and what you thought? I think the primary word I'd use to describe his stories is "brutal" lol. That guy can imagine some downright crazy scenes.


message 13: by Michael

Michael Wow Elaine - that is most cool! Thanks for letting me know.


message 12: by Elaine

Elaine Hey Michael, Amazon UK have suggested your books in my reccommendations . How cool is that? :)


message 11: by Michael

Michael Derrick wrote: "I just got Theft of Swords and Rise of Empire from the SFBC today.
I LOVE having your books in hardcover. I will probably never read them [as I have already bought and read the ebooks from you], bu..."


That's great and you are one up on me because I don't have those yet myself. Been waiting to get my hands on them. Glad to know they have shipped.


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