Monday, February 20, 2012

Heir of Novron: By Michael J. Sullivan



The New Empire intends to mark its victory over the Nationalists with a bloody celebration. On the high holiday of Wintertide, the Witch of Melengar will be burned and the Heir of Novron executed. On that same day the Empress faces a forced marriage, with a fatal accident soon to follow. The New Empire is confident in the totality of its triumph but there's just one problem-Royce and Hadrian have finally found the Heir of Novron and they have their own holiday plans.

And so concludes the final tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.


I was lucky enough to only have to wait a few months until the last book in the Riyria Revelations series came out, but I can’t imagine being one of the original readers of the series and having to wait so long for the last book.

Sullivan does a fantastic job creating engaging and charismatic characters in everyone from Royce and Hadrian to Modina. Too be honest, it’s the characters that make this book so terrific. Readers will get a chance to come across old characters from the first few books in the series, as well as unexpected changes in new friends and enemies in the later books. Sullivan constantly keeps readers on their toes as to what is going to happen.

Of course, besides riveting characters, the book is also filled with nonstop action, surprising twists, and an end to the fifth book that I truly did not see coming. The sixth book does a great job wrapping things up and ultimately creating some nice twists for readers to be surprised with.

All in all a great series, that I’d easily recommend to friends looking for an engaging fantasy novel to read.

9 out of 10


Publisher: Orbit

Published: January 31, 2012

Price: $14.99

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