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Heir of Novron

Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: Riyria Revelations, Book 3
Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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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Beyond words

No books will ever compare to the RR. can't believe I'm finished, what do I do with my life now. it's that good.

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Masterful Tale

All 3 books in this series are fantastic. This last book however, has so many plot twists... It was thrilling. I was thrilled. I am thrilled. It's one of those series you wish you could erase from your memory, if only so that you could read it again and enjoy the story all over again. Very well done. Oh, and the performance by Tim Gerard Reynolds is masterful as always.

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great story

I knew the little girl was important, but didn't expect that ending. Good surprise. well done

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Excellent

Loved it! best book of the serie by far even if the two first are pretty good.

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One of my top favourites

This is the second time I've listened to the whole thing. It's a wonderful story. The main characters are brought to life by Reynolds, and it is easy to see yourself in pieces of the characters; each is unique in their own way, and I can't help but wish I could really be friends with them. Probably why I will listen to it a third time soon, just to be with them again.

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Amazing !! love this series so much!!!

wow did this story ever pull togther so amazing! crying like a baby last few chapters !

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A Good Conclusion

I’ve had mixed feelings about this series. Overall, I do not regret the time and money I put into listening to it. It is not a bad series, I just wanted it to be a little better. The books definitely got better as I moved through the series.

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Absolutely worth it

You may aswell finish the series if you've made it this far. A very satisfying ending to a long fun adventure

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Excellent!

I loved this whole series. Fantastic story line and interesting characters make for an enjoyable experience. Two thumbs up!

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Great finish to an amazing series.

Wraps it up in a satisfactory way. I wish there were more to the story, but that is just me being greedy because I don't know where you would go after this.

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  • Randall
  • 2018-12-24

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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  • Richard
  • 2018-10-10

I loved this whole series

A wonderful story from start to finish. I thought I knew what would happen next and was surprised again and again. The main characters were fantastic. Noughting is ever easy.... highly recommend to anyone that enjoys a great tale.

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  • Jeff Jackson
  • 2012-09-30

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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  • BumbleBee 456
  • 2013-03-26

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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  • Nick Jizba
  • 2018-12-05

I enjoyed it

I just enjoyed listening to this series and wanted to leave a good review for the author and reader.

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  • SMAC
  • 2012-10-17

Very Good

Would you consider the audio edition of Heir of Novron to be better than the print version?

Apples and oranges.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked them all in the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

The very last. It should have been predictable, but wasn't.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You'll have to cast me in it first!

Any additional comments?

A touch of Ambercrombie. A touch of Sanderson. A touch of Salvatore. A touch of Feist.

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  • Jeffrey Smith
  • 2018-11-27

Truly Enjoyable

An Excellent series, well written, entertaining and the narrator was excellent. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Mark
  • 2014-06-05

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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  • Scott Simons
  • 2013-10-19

Best Riyria Story Yet.

Heir of Novron takes the steam that was built from the last book and builds it into a wonderful and exciting ending. What begins as more of a buddy story in a fantasy setting ends as a top rate fantasy story. The author Micheal J. Sulivan seemed to grow as the story grows, and I am looking forward to future series from him as well as the new Ryria Chronicles books.

Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds was solid as usual. I highly recommend this series.

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  • csf
  • 2018-08-06

Weakest of the series, but a good closer

Overall, I felt this was the weakest of the series, especially book 6. Seemed like the author opened too many narrative threads in the first 5 books and realized he hadn't closed them yet. So there's a lot of long info-dump portions, often masked in dialogue, but still quite long discussions of history and backstory, serving to tie up some loose ends. Makes for a bit of a slog as we approach the climax of the series.

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