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FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)
Price: CDN$ 0.00

Publisher's Summary

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers.

Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair. All is not as it seems, but Royce is determined to get the bottom of what's actually going on. After all, he has his professional integrity at stake.

Originally released in the Blackguards anthology published by Ragnarok Publications, this is a standalone short story of 10,800 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for existing fans to spend a little more time with old friends.

©2015 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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It's decent

Not to shabby, like the other books I feel. Glad I got it free lol

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School Assignment

The story didn't feel finished, detailed, felt like someone in school wrote the book as an assignment.

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Nice

Visiting audible for the first time & It's been a very good experience so far.

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Great short story!

If you like Riyria you'll enjoy this. Same excellent character banter, narration, and interesting story as all of the books in this universe.

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  • Randall
  • 2018-12-30

THANKS FOR THE FREE SHORTY

This free short story by Michael J Sullivan is a wonderful addition to the
Riyria collection. This is a short and complete Riyria story, and is a good
introduction to the collection .

51 of 52 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • 2018-08-21

Mediocre addition to the books.

Not bad for a free audio production by Michael J Sullivan, but not as brilliant as the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-26

thieves and wolves

a fantastic short story for all readers. the best short story I've read in years

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  • Lore
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 2018-01-10

Excellent short story

You get to spend another hour of your life with Royce and Hadrian for no cost. Add in that Tim Gerard Reynolds is at the mic and you can't beat it!

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  • alejandra resendiz
  • 2018-12-29

second story love it

I tough it was a werewolf but the story got to me never tough it have that ending. love it

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  • MaGGot
  • 2018-10-17

Fast&Easy

I like short stories, I can finish in an evening. The style of writing is that of
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes...

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 2018-10-09

Wolves, mystery, adventure.

This is the second short story I've listened to by Michael J. Sullivan. I enjoyed this story much better than the first one. I'd given the other story a 3. This one made me want to listen to the rest of the series.
The narrator brings the story to life.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Witty, Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Unpredictable, Original, Easy-to-read/listen, Entertaining, Action-packed, Twisted, Haunting, Whimsical.

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  • Stephen Schneider
  • Ohio, US
  • 2018-09-21

great intro to the Riyria world

This is the first story of Michael J Sullivan's that I heard/read. It's a great story with some great characters. Loved it enough that I got one of his books. Worth the time if you like fantasy.

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  • Bleu Lee
  • 2018-09-16

A twist you didn't expect.

Funny in the begging & then the first unexpected twist.. It starts to get you wondering in suspense & that's where the second & biggest surprise hits & that makes you at least crack a smile if you don't end up laughing..
~ Review on this site ~
I'm just not sure what book comes next.. I didn't realize the jester was before this until I heard them say about their last job.. Audible needs to show the books in order when they are connected instead of making your customers try and figure it out on my own like I did.. I'm New to all this.. I normally just use my text to speech..

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  • Cheri
  • 2015-08-29

Another Awesome Riyria Story!

I love ALL the Riyria stories and Royce and Hadrian are my all time two favorite "fantasy" characters. I love the dry humor and situations they find themselves in. Even though this was a short story, it had a great plot and interesting characters.

I was so excited to learn there will be another Riyria Chronicles story coming out later this year! Woo-Hoo!

Michael Sullivan, thank you so much for releasing this book for free; it was awesome.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful