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Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan
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Dec 17, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: ridan-publishing
Recommended for: fantasy fans
Read in April, 2009

The secret is in the tower. The problem is the beast. The answer is two thieves.

When a destitute young woman hires two thieves to help save her remote village from nocturnal attacks, they are drawn into the schemes of the wizard Esrahaddon. While Royce struggles to breech the secrets of an ancient elven tower, Hadrian attempts to rally the villagers to defend themselves against the unseen killer. What begins with the simple theft of a sword places the two thieves at the center of a firestorm--that could change the future of Elan.


"All in all, Avempartha is not only a great book in its own right, delivering on Michael's promise to give us stand-alones within a bigger story-arc, but it is also a better book than The Crown Conspiracy, showcasing Michael's crowing talents as an author who is sure to become a Name in the industry. Well worth a read!" -- Dave Brendon's Fantasy & Sci-fi Weblog

"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. These books should be in every bookstore and I really hope that they are someday." -- Speculative Fiction Junkie

"Avempartha is the second novel in The Riyria Revelations, but like the previous novel, The Crown Conspiracy, can as easily be read as a standalone. Also both novels offer a delightful reading, captivating adventures and a very interesting author. I am certain that I will hear more of Michael J. Sullivan in the future." -- Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews

"I was quite eager to see if the book would live up to the expectations raised by Mr. Sullivan's marvelous debut. I am happy to report that not only did "Avempartha" meet expectations, but it took the series to another level, ensuring that the future installments will
be must-reads."
-- Fantasy Book Critic

"Avempartha is another strong entry that exceeds its predecessor in both depth and scope. The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I've seen in years on par, and often better, than anything any of the major publishers have to offer. Get reading people!" -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews

"I HIGHLY recommend both books, and cannot wait until the next is released! I have to also say that Michael J. Sullivan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! I cannot wait to see what else he has in store!" -- Ramblings and More

"Avempartha is a worthy sequel to The Crown Conspiracy. In fact, I'd say it probably surpasses it. I definitely recommend this new series and I look forward to the third book, Nyphron Rising." -- The Deckled Edge

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