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Theft of Swords [Paperback]

Michael J. Sullivan
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Nov. 23 2011 Riyria Revelations (Book 1)
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles-until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom.

Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires?

And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere.

Theft of Swords was originally published as: The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha.

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Praise for the Riyria Revelations:

"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. These books should be in every bookstore and I really hope that they are someday." --- Speculative Fiction Junkie

"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal." --- Literary Magic

"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun."

Publishers Weekly

"This epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller."—Library Journal

About the Author

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Michael J. Sullivan has lived in Vermont, North Carolina, and Virginia. He worked as a commercial artist and illustrator, founding his own advertising agency in 1996, which he closed in 2005 to pursue writing full-time. The Crown Conspiracy is his first published work. He currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and three children. The author's website can be found at and on twitter @author_sullivan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great storytelling, memorable characters May 28 2012
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Michael has create a great set of characters with this series! I love the pacing of the books - probably my favourite element of his storytelling!
I was laughing within the first chapter because of the rapport that the characters have with each other. I can remember turning to my husband and commenting that I knew I'd love the books just from this point. I fell in love quickly just as a I have with some of my other favourite authors such as Rothfuss and Sanderson. If I had to compare him to another author, however, I would likely choose Scott Lynch.

I cannot recommend this series enough if you enjoy faster paced books and enjoy laughing and crying along with the characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfying and fun. Feb. 28 2012
I really enjoyed this book, it was a nice easy read that was a pleasure.

It seems to me that the author has a tongue and cheek approach that doesn't take itself too seriously but at the same time doesn't delve into the level of the absurd.

If you are looking for a page turner that will help you enjoyably pass the time, this will fit the bill perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, good series. March 19 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. The protagonists are wonderfully witty and flawed, they are definitely atypical heroes. You can't help but fall victim to their charms.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Pleasant Surprise! Feb. 1 2014
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This book was a real pleasant surprise. I'm not sure what persuaded me to buy this book, but am sure glad I did. This book is easy to read and hard to put down. Looking forward to the next books in the series.
As a bonus my complete order wasn't in stock so sent this book out right away at no extra charge. Good on you Amazon, great customer service!
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