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Heir of Novron

Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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A rising star in the fantasy genre, Michael J. Sullivan has built an ardent following for his Riyria Revelations saga, which draws to its epic conclusion in Heir of Novron.

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

Heir of Novron contains Wintertide and Percepliquis, books 5 and 6 of Riyria Revelations.

©2012 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2012 Recorded Books

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damn good!

very detailed and well read ❤entertaining too 👍read it if you love epic fantasy stuff 😊

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Gripping and Heartwarming

If you wanted a cruel, grim dark world with grey people and irredeemable villains, this may not be for your you. If you wanted a complex magic system with all the bells and whistles as Brandon or Jordan does, this may not be for you.

But if you love Excellent friendships, incredible character work and a well laid out plot, this is sure to hit every mark. While the story itself can get dark at times, you never forget that all nights end. The darkest of hearts can be turned. For love and friendship win in the end.

The twists are foreshadowed enough to make sense, but still vague enough that it feels like a Twist. The prose is simple and easy to pick up. a definite buy for a novice fantasy reader, younger readers(the violence is not particularly graphic and the language is quite tame).

All in all an excellent series. Not really the best I've read, but definitely in the upper echelon of my fantasy faves.

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Wonderful!

loved it! its hard to put it down. the last of the series. I loved all the characters. i have listened to all books in the chronicles and revelations. Great job Micheal Sullivan and Tim Reynolds.

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A complete package!

I hope someone makes a movie series of the Riyria Revelations series. The story is highly satisfying. Narration is amazing!

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  • Randall
  • 24-12-18

AN EXCELLENT TRILOGY

This was the third book in The Riyria Revelations trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed this series.
All three books in this series are very long books, so if you are not into that....

Book 1 The Theft of Swords
Is 22 hours and deals with Royce and Hadrian mistakenly getting involved into this adventure

Book 2 Rise of Empire
Is 26 hours and the continuation of the story. I think it was an excellent book, but not as exciting as the first and third.

Book 3 This book, Heir of Novron
Is a long 31 hours, and brings the adventure all together

Sullivan has another series with some of the same characters, but so far I haven't listened.

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  • Ron
  • 03-01-13

Spectacular fantasy series

This has been a wonderful fantasy series. But like all good things it must come to an end. This was one of those series that drew you in and became more captivating the more you read. Micheal J. Sullivan did a great job. I will defiantly keep an eye out for more books by this author.

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  • Adnan
  • 25-08-12

Awesome! Solid 5 Star

This book is the best in the series. It has everything one could look for in epic fantasy. It has shades of LOTR (Remember, you shall not pass!). ASOIAF for the back stabbing / political intrigue and share number of characters getting chopped off. One of the last battles reminded me of a combat from 'First Law Series'. These are pretty big names and this book has elements from all these books in it.

This book had me hooked from the start, and it is one of those book which will entice you to take the long route home hoping for more traffic. Humor made me laugh, depth of characters made me feel for their sorrow and triumphs and felt that this book will give reader an emotional ride while telling a story spanning thousands of years. There are some surprises in the book for good measure. Use of language is great, it flows beautifully and very enjoyable.

Tim Gerad Reynolds narrates like a grandfather telling a story to children, and does it so effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration, and I hope to listen to more books from the narrator.

I had a great time listening to this book, and I highly recommend this book.

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  • Lore
  • 18-10-14

A series that ends on a high note!

Volume 3 of the Riyria Revelations contains the final two books of the series, book #5 Wintertide and book #6 Percepliquis. Michael J. Sullivan and Tim Gerard Reynolds reunite to bring all of the main characters back for a final crescendo. Unlike Volume 2 which leaves the listener hanging, Volume 3 ties every thing up nicely.

If you have enjoyed the first two volumes of this series then you are in for a treat as Percepliquis is definitely the best book of the entire series. Not only is it the most entertaining but Sullivan also goes the extra mile to bring all of the threads together. He masterfully weaves a complex tale full of suspense with big reveals and satisfying ends to the many character storylines. Royce and Hadrian are at their best here and I found myself laughing aloud many times.

Stop wasting time reading reviews and spend that credit. You will not be disappointed.

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  • BumbleBee 456
  • 26-03-13

A satisfying end to the Riyeria Chronicles

In these final two books, Michael J. Sullivan wraps up the adventures of Royce and Hadrian (Riyeria) and the arc of the story satisfies the fans: the (surviving) characters remain true to themselves even as they move on with their lives; the mystery driving the series from the beginning is explained (and enough clues are there for even me to figure out most of it ahead of time, but not in such a way that the characters seemed like dunces); and the journey to the end is packed with adventure and humor.

It's really hard to end a series, especially one with the type of characters that the reader can invest herself in and a world where fans can easily imagine further adventures for the beloved cast. Just look at the TV shows Lost or Battlestar Galactica. But the author does a great job of wrapping everything up in a natural way, with a coda that satisfies the fan's desire to know what happens to the characters after the adventures are over.

Again, the narrator was a huge contributor to making this series snappy and enjoyable. He slipped up in the voices once in awhile during extended dialogue, but his reading really brought the colorful world and its distinct characters to life.

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  • Jeff Jackson
  • 30-09-12

A fitting conclusion

What made the experience of listening to Heir of Novron the most enjoyable?

The fact that the story continued on without any surprises or unbelievable twists that disrupted what had been previously told in the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

The most memorable moments are when the heroes are facing off agains the gilarabryn while trying to recover the horn and the final battle duel for control of the human and elven realms

Any additional comments?

I think Heir of Novron is a fitting conclusion to one of the best fantasy trilogies I have read in a long time. Yes, I still think there were too many different characters used for POV. Yes, I don't think that the "twists" were well disguised and were very predictable. But the fact that it is just a good story over comes these faults.This story is very classical for the genre. I think will be liked by anyone who has a taste for epic high fantasy stories that are fun with lots of action and intrigue.

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  • BazaarPatron
  • 23-05-13

A find end to the Riyria trilogy

This series turned out to be a worthy investment - three lengthy listens, never got drawn-out, mystery, action, great payoffs to conflicts, characters that started to feel like old friends, and all woven by an apt narrator. Highly recommended.

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  • Matthew
  • 11-12-18

Good but not great.

This is the last of the trilogy. It’s ok. Im not a fan of the fantasy genre. But this came as a recommendation from a friend. I liked the first two books. I’m a “completionist”. Otherwise I would have stopped listening 2 books ago (there are 6 separate stories in the trilogy: 2 Stories in each book. Go figure...) After the first two books it started getting a bit cliche. The main characters do have growth throughout the series. There are some good and unexpected twists. But it’s not as compelling as Patrick Rothfuss’ “King Killer” series which I have really enjoyed. The narrator was very good and had a wide range of voices. But too often it sounded like he would keep the same voices when switching characters in a rapid dialogue exchange. If your a fan of the fantasy genre I think most will like it.

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  • Mark
  • 05-06-14

Some good fantasy and a lot of plot

If you enjoy books like Game of Thrones, you will like this book more. Why do I compare the two storytellers? The settings are similar, but the writing is more positive and I actually like these characters, even the tainted ones. The story telling is over the top spectacular, and the turns and twists don't allow you to really know what's going to happen until after it does happen. The only thing you know is that everything turns out good in the end. The tension is how that happens. How will they get out of the next crazy situation. This will become a movie at some point. It just has to.

Start on the first book, The Crown Tower and then you can work your way through them all. Believe me when I say that if you start, you will finish all the books. You will have to, you won't have a choice.

Michael Sullivan is a great writer. When I say great, it's because he does everything right. Excellent descriptions, logical outcomes and great characters. The story becomes vivid and compelling.

Finally, the actual reading is beyond what you would expect. The voices and characterization are extraordinary.

This is an excellent series and if you are considering reading this author, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Jenny
  • 15-08-12

A Great Captivating Series

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

This book and in fact the entire series is filled with good and great moments. The ending was one of the most enjoyable, memorable, and satisfying endings I have read.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did an excellent job of using voices that made it easy to quickly identify which character was speaking.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Smiled a smile of satisfaction in the end.

Any additional comments?

I really loved all three books. The writer did a GREAT job at keeping the story interesting at every turn. He also did a great job wrapping up the story in the end.
This was my first experience with this author, but not my last.
Great writing + great voice = hours of satisfying listening.

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  • Michael
  • 03-09-14

An amazing story

Where does Heir of Novron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Ryria Revelations series in general is a rather strong series and the final book in the duality audiobook "Heir of Novron" is by far the best. Among movies you can often find depictions based on the excitement level defined by time, usually peeking around the point of no return.

Where some of my other favorite series typically gave higher highs, but also lower lows the final books ride on an overall high level albeit with fewer peaks, but very few low points.

The series is highly rated, and amongst books ive read/heard i would put the final book in my top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heir of Novron?

There wont be any spoilers in this text and i am being deliberately vague

Though the primary plot point throughout the series can be reasoned by most sooner or later in the series, the final book still manages to throw curve balls that not only fit, but are immensely satisfying when discovered. For me personally swinging from suspected guesses to things i newer even considered.

The development and interaction between the characters grow and are also very good.
Myron also deserves his own special mention as his character is fantastic.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Tim Gerard does an excellent job through the entire series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-16

Awesome

loved it. What an excellent story. Beautifully constructed. I cannot fault it in any way. And the reader is brilliant and complements the whole experience.

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  • P Quirk
  • 21-07-15

Great ending to the series

What did you like most about Heir of Novron?

This book brought the trilogy to a satisfactory conclusion. Some surprising and some satisfying deaths (!) and a nice twist to the tale towards the end.
The series as a whole is fairly gentle without deep character development or complex motivations, it is nevertheless a pleasant listen which had me finding excuses to keep listening to see what happens next; always a good sign.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Tim's performance was great as always. A few slip-ups where voices were mixed up for a few words but that reflects how distinct the main characters voices were.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All the proper reactions to the perils and triumphs of the characters. A smile at the interplay between them.

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  • Robyn
  • 10-07-15

Light-hearted fun

It's good, fun, light-hearted entertainment.

The narration is fine, though at times some of the characters sound almost a little too jolly for the moment.

It's worth listening to the whole series, as the thread is good and clues are given early on.

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  • Wiets
  • 09-06-16

Good book

Liked the caracters and twists in story. Narrator also adds to the caracters. . .

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  • sean
  • 12-05-16

love it......

Absolutely loved this book the whole series really, it's a shame it has to end.

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  • alexander
  • 22-04-16

Good but could do with action

Great series, plot keeps getting better and better. Although, not as much action as there could have been

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  • Tara
  • 18-10-15

Such a phenomenal listen

Utterly excellent listen. The voice acting is the best I have ever come across with a compelling story arc verging on the epic.

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  • Tommy
  • 17-07-15

Exceptional!!!!!!!!

A fantastic read, the whole trilogy is a wonderful magical tale following two thieves Royce Melbourne and Hadrian Blackwater, and their path from humble beginnings to, ( I'm not going to tell you, you will have to read them yourselves!!! ) needless to say once you pick up the first book, you will not want to stop until you have read all three!!!! Happy reading everyone!!!! ;0)

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  • Mr MacKenzie Barker
  • 09-06-15

great collection.

came together nicely. wrap up at the end was a little over extended a little Lord of the Rings, if you know what I mean.
other than that 10 out of 10 from me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-21

loved it

excellent story, and the narration , one of the best. This series will go down as one of my favourite Sword and Sorcery series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-21

Best narration. Fantastic story

All three of these books are well written, with great characters and fantastic narration that helps them come alive. Truly enjoyed and would thoroughly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-12-20

Great close to a masterful story.

I'm sad to reach the end of this amazing story.
I haven't done much but listen to these books over the past weeks.
Brilliant character development and tension, making it easy to keep listening for hours on end.
I have listened to many books, I would highly highly recommend these 3 audiobooks to anyone looking for an escape into an epic fantasy story.
Well done to both the author and narrator, Brilliant Story.

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  • V. Thurlow
  • 24-10-20

I don't want it to be end

A fitting end to a grand story, spanning over 3000 years. Goodbye to beloved characters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-22

a must read/ listen

no words can describe my love for the 3 books

the ending was everything i could have hoped for

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-22

Brilliant!

I read a review before purchasing this series that said ‘Look no further, this is a must read!’.
I concur! Loved every minute of it. You can’t help but love the characters.

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  • Lise
  • 10-08-22

Quest style works for me

The first book was more adventures of our two sneaky thieves, the 2nd opened things up to the political arena and the threat of war, and this one was an old-fashioned quest with a tie limit on it. It was terrific. I wasn't happy with Royce's ending - I feel like he deserves more. Of course, more of Riyria would thrill me to no end! So please keep it coming.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-20

Highly recommended

Fantastic author
Fantastic narrator
Fantastic storyline
I highly recommend this series of books, you won’t be disappointed

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  • Ms Dorothy
  • 20-05-20

Fantastic Series!

This would have to rate as one of my favourite series in a lifetime of reading! The characters are all so different but equally compelling and three dimensional. The plot is intriguing, with just enough of a hint to lead you to thinking you know what's about to happen: allowing you to feel clever, but not giving it away. Drama and humour wrapped up to be a great page turner! One of those series where you dread to read thealast paragraph because you just want another.

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  • Ginelle
  • 18-05-20

Thoroughly enjoyable

I loved this book soo much! I laughed, cried, cringed, sat on the edge of my seat. The 2 main characters are just sooo loveable will definitely be a reread for me