Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Nolyn cover art

Nolyn

Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Michael J. Sullivan, Robin Sullivan
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $6.99

Buy Now for $6.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.
activate_primeday_promo_in_buybox_DT

Publisher's Summary

New York Times Audio best seller | Amazon Editor's pick | Audible Editor's pick

After more than 500 years of exile, the heir to the empyre is wary about his sudden reassignment to active duty on the Goblin War’s front lines. His mission to rescue an outpost leads to a dead-end canyon deep inside enemy territory, and his suspicion turns to dread when he discovers the stronghold doesn't exist. But whoever went to the trouble of planning his death to look like a casualty of war didn't know he would be assigned to the Seventh Sikaria Auxiliary Squadron. In the depths of an unforgiving jungle, a legend is about to be born, and the world of Elan will never be the same.

From Michael J. Sullivan, the New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post best-selling author, a new adventure begins with the first book in The Rise and Fall trilogy. Although this series is set in the same world as the Riyria novels and the Legends of the First Empire books, it is a stand-alone tale. As such, no prior knowledge of the other works is required to enjoy this tale to its fullest.

©2021 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about Nolyn

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    141
  • 4 Stars
    29
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    150
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    117
  • 4 Stars
    39
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Wish it was longer because it was so good! Can’t wait to start 2&3.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The book was great, but...

Michael J. Sullivan is definitely one of my favourite authors, and the world he created is one that I can listen to and read over and over. But this story, while still a great listen / read, felt a little too neat and tidy.
I didn't get the same feeling with the character development as in previous books, and things just felt rushed and wrapped up too quickly.
The Age of Myth series was one of my all-time favorites and the entire series had a very whimsical feel and took the time to set the stage between the different races and groups of humans, along with each religious belief.
I hope book two does more to really set the story and bring the world to life.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Story Reflection for Nolyn

It was somewhat difficult to follow at times as the story switched back and forth from various story lines but they came together at the end. The language was superb and I could tell there was much research done with various subjects I was quite familiar with.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The world of Elan continues to grow!!!

As with all MJS books written in the world of Elan, this was a fantastic books with new insights into the world and LOTS of Easter eggs for readers "in the know". The book was exciting and I loved the mirror images MJS portrays with past events. The characters were interesting and unique. The plot was a bit slow to start but ramps up comes together. Only gripe is I love a good close out. While the ending was great, I would've liked to have a bit more insight into what happens after.... Maybe next book.. Overall, I can't give any book in this world less than a 5 star rating! They're just too amazing.

While it's mentioned that this is a stand alone novel, I do think it gives a fair amount away from the Legends series. If you're interested and have never read any world of Elan books before, I would recommend starting with the Legends of the First Empyre first. You'll have a much better adventure picking up on all the eggs in this book!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable but I wish MJS would do fewer prequels

Another great book. Just not enjoying the prequels as much as the original series. TGR could read the phone book and I would give it 5 stars.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Always excellent…

This is my favourite series of tales, ever, and this episode doesn’t disappoint. Just wish it didn’t end.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant story telling

The characters and their dialogue is what make it I think. Beyond fabulous. The stories delivered with the clever banter make you invest in all the players.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great addition

some fun parts, great to see new and different relationships here, and a different side of some week known characters

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very good start for the new series!

I lowered performance not because Tim wasn’t top notch, he sure was, but because there is many timing mistakes with blanks at the beginning of each chapter or section and we lose about 1-2 seconds of speech every time. This is minor but quite annoying.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Like Saying Hello to Old Friends

A love seeing a few familiar characters appear in this book. It felt both new and well known. I must have loved it becouse I stayed up well in to the morning to finish the story.

I didn't have as deep a connection with all the main characters as I have in some of the author's other works. Possibly becouse the story spans the time of just two weeks instead of mo that or years like some of the books that come before. But for a forst book in a new series it scratched the itch for me very well.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!