Michael J Sullivan Books in Order

The Michael J Sullivan books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Michael J Sullivan books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Runner's Chronicles Books

Runner's Dawn

Sullivan, Michael J. 2018

The intrepid survivors of the starship Peacemaker will need to work together in order to stay alive through another night on the planet best known as ‘Hell'. Jacob Prime, Kiri Ryder, and the rest of the Runners find themselves far from home; inexplicably chased by an unstoppable force of Warhawks determined to hunt them down one by one.

Surrounded by dangerous creatures around every turn, getting to safety may prove to be a difficult challenge. Along the way, Jacob may find love, friendship, a renewed sense of purpose, and a possible way off the wayward planet before it is too late.

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Publication Order of Riyria Revelations Books

The Crown Conspiracy

Michael J. Sullivan 2008

THEY KILLED THE KING. THEY PINNED IT ON TWO MEN. THEY CHOSE POORLYThere is no ancient evil to defeat, no orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king.

Sentenced to death, they have only one way out...and so begins this tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Crown Conspiracy is the first book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes.

All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion.Originally indie published, the series was purchased by Orbit (fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group) and will be released as a trilogy in three consecutive months starting in November 2011.

The original books are now out of print, but you can get The Crown Conspiracy by purchasing Theft of Swords.OMNIBUS EDITIONS (Orbit Publishing)Theft of Swords (November 2011) contains The Crown Conspiracy & AvemparthaRise of Empire (December 2011) contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald StormHeir of Novron (January 2012) contains Wintertide & PercepliquisBOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (First Edition Versions - Out of Print)The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008)Avempartha (April 2009)Nyphron Rising (October 2009)The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010)Percepliquis* (January 2012)*Will be released as a standalone limited edition coinciding with Heir of Novron release to allow for completion of series in its original format.

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Avempartha

Michael J. Sullivan 2009

Note: Avempartha has been replaced by Theft of Swords a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha.                  THE SECRET IS IN THE TOWER. THE PROBLEM IS THE BEAST. THE ANSWER IS TWO THIEVES.

When a destitute young woman hires Royce and Hadrian to help save her remote village from nocturnal attacks, they are once more drawn into the schemes of the wizard Esrahaddon. While Royce struggles to breech the secrets of an ancient elven tower, Hadrian attempts to rally the villagers to defend themselves against the unseen killer.

Once more, what begins with the simple theft of a sword places the two thieves at the center of a firestorm -- but this time the outcome could change the future of Elan.ABOUT THE SERIESAvempartha is the second of a six book series entitled the Riyria Revelations.

This saga is neither a string of sequels nor a lengthy work unnaturally divided. Instead, the Riyria Revelations was conceived as a single epic tale told through six individual episodes. While a book may hint at building mysteries or thickening plots, these threads are not essential to reach a satisfying conclusion to the current episode--which has its own beginning, middle, and end.

Eschewing the recent trends in fantasy toward the lengthy, gritty, and dark, the Riyria Revelations brings the genre back to its roots. Avoiding unnecessarily complicated language and world building for its own sake; this series is a distillation of the best elements of traditional fantasy--great characters, a complex plot, humor, and drama all in appropriate measures.

While written for an adult audience the Riyria Revelations lacks sex, graphic violence, and profanity making it appropriate for readers 13 and older.BOOKS IN THE SERIESThe Crown Conspiracy AvemparthaNyphron RisingThe Emerald StormWintertidePercpeliquisOMNIBUS EDITIONS (From Orbit Books)Theft of Swords (Nov 2011)Rise of Empire (Dec 2011)Heir of Novron (Jan 2012)REVIEWS"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." -- Speculative Fiction Junkie"I was quite eager to see if the book would live up to the expectations raised by Mr.

Sullivan's marvelous debut. I am happy to report that not only did "Avempartha" meet expectations, but it took the series to another level, ensuring that the future installments will be must-reads." -- Fantasy Book Critic"Avempartha is another strong entry that exceeds its predecessor in both depth and scope.

The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I've seen in years" -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews"In short, Avempartha is highly, highly recommended and a novel that raises Michael Sullivan's The Riyria Revelations to "major league" status.

" -- Fantasy Book Critic"All in all, Avempartha is not only a great book in its own right, delivering on Michael's promise to give us stand-alones within a bigger story-arc, but it is also a better book than The Crown Conspiracy, showcasing Michael's crowing talents as an author who is sure to become a Name in the industry.

Well worth a read!" -- Dave Brendon's Fantasy & Sci-fi Weblog"...both novels offer a delightful reading, captivating adventures and a very interesting author. I am certain that I will hear more of Michael J. Sullivan in the future." -- Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews

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Nyphron Rising

Sullivan, Michael J. 2009

Note: Nyphron Rising has been replaced by Rise of Empire a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both Nyphron Rising and the Emerald Storm.                    A PUPPET IS CROWNED. THE TRUE HEIR REMAINS HIDDEN. A ROGUE'S SECRET COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.

War has come to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian for a dangerous mission. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own game.

To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian's past--what he discovers may end their friendship and break Riyria in two.ABOUT THE SERIESNyphron Rising is the third book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes.

All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion.BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Ridan Publishing)The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008)Avempartha (April 2009)Nyphron Rising (October 2009)The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010)Percepliquis (January 2012)OMNIBUS EDITIONS (Orbit Publishing)Theft of Swords (November 2011)Rise of Empire (December 2011)Heir of Novron (January 2012) REVIEWS"The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I've seen in years.

" -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews"Another absolutely riveting installment in The Riyria Revelations series! Once again, Michael J. Sullivan did not disappoint. There was suspense, humor, action, treachery, and even a tiny bit of love thrown in." -- Ramblings & More

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Wintertide

Michael J. Sullivan 2010

Note: Wintertide has been replaced by Heir of Novron a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both Wintertide and Percepliquis.A FORCED WEDDING. A DOUBLE EXECUTION. TWO THIEVES HAVE OTHER PLANS.The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten.

On the high holiday of Wintertide the empress will be married. Degan Gaunt and the Witch of Melengar will be publically executed. Then the empress will suffer a fatal accident leaving the empire in the hands of the new emperor. It will be a perfect day.

There is only one problem-Royce and Hadrian have finally found the lost heir.ABOUT THE SERIESInstead of a string of sequels The Riyria Revelations is a fantasy series conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual self-contained episodes. All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 12 Novels as of First Quarter (The Emerald Storm)2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Avempartha)2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Nyphron Rising2009 Winner of Book Spot Central's Fantasy Tournament of Books (Avempartha)2009 Top 10 Books by Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews (The Riyria Revelations)2009 National Indie Book Award Finalist (The Crown Conspiracy)2008 ReaderViews Annual Literary Award Finalist (The Crown Conspiracy)2007 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (The Crown ConspiracyBOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONSThe Crown Conspiracy (October 2008)Avempartha (April 2009)Nyphron Rising (October 2009) The Emerald Storm (April 2010)Wintertide (October 2010)Percepliquis* (April 2011)

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The Emerald Storm

Michael J. Sullivan 2010

Note: The Emerald Storm has been replaced by Rise of Empire a two-book Omnibus edition that contains both Nyphron Rising and the Emerald Storm.                        A MESSAGE IS INTERCEPTED. A SINISTER PLAN LAUNCHED. TWO THIEVES STAND IN THE WAY.

Ex-mercenary Hadrian Blackwater sets course on a high seas adventure to find the lost Heir of Novron. His only hope lies in confronting the ruthless and cunning Merrick Marius. Fearing his friend is not up to the challenge, Royce Melborn joins his old partner for one last mission.

Their journey finds them adrift amid treachery and betrayals forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again. ABOUT THE SERIESThe Emerald Storm is the fourth book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes.

All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion.BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Ridan Publishing)The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008)Avempartha (April 2009)Nyphron Rising (October 2009)The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010)Percepliquis (January 2012)OMNIBUS EDITIONS (Orbit Publishing)Theft of Swords (November 2011)Rise of Empire (December 2011)Heir of Novron (January 2012) REVIEWS FOR RIYRIA REVELATIONS"The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I ve seen in years.

" -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time." --Speculative Fiction Junkie"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal.

" -- Literary Magic"Michael J. Sullivan doesn't waste time and throws the reader into action from the first pages of his novel and keeps him there until the final page is turned." --Dark Wolf Fantasy Review"The Crown Conspiracy is right up my alley, traditional fantasy, good bad guys, a large dose of humor, lots of character development and plenty of surprises.

-- Fantasy DebutThe story begins with a wonderful first line...It continues to develop at a good pace, and the plot is layered and intriguing, really engaging...Sullivan's real talents lie in character development and dialogue, the latter of which was really delightful.

Royce and Hadrian have a great repartee, and the monk, Myron, has some memorable lines of his own." -- SciFiGuy.ca

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Percepliquis

Sullivan, Michael J. 2012

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS...THE ELVES HAVE CROSSED THE NIDWALDEN. TWO THIEVES WILL DECIDE THE FUTURE. "I saw a great journey. Ten upon the road, she who wears the light will lead the way. The road goes deep into the earth, and into despair. The voices of the dead guide your steps.

You walk back in time. The three-thousand-year battle begins again. Cold grips the world, death comes to all, and a choice is before you." -- Fan Irlanu, Tenkin Seerer of Oudorro Village Percepliquis is the final installment of the epic fantasy, The Riyria Revelations.

In this saga that began with The Crown Conspiracy, two thieves caught in the wrong place at the right time were launched on a series of ever escalating adventures that have all led to this moment. Three thousand years have passed and the time for Novron's heir to act has arrived.

BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Ridan Publishing) The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008) Avempartha (April 2009) Nyphron Rising (October 2009) The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010) Percepliquis* (January 2012) OMNIBUS VERSIONS of RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Orbit Publishing) Theft of Swords (11/2011) Rise of Empire (12/2011) Heir of Novron (1/2012) *Limited edition release AWARDS AND NOTABLE LISTS 2012 Fantasy Book Critic’s Top 5 Anticipated Releases for Q1 (Heir of Novron) 2011 Civilian’s Reader 6 Most Anticipated Reads for Dec (Rise of Empire) 2011 Library Journal’s Best Books for Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Theft of Swords) 2012 Civilian Reader’s Top Five List for January (Heir of Novron) 2011 Library Journal’s Fantasy/Sci-Fi Debut For September (Theft of Swords) 2011 Civilian’s Reader’s 5 Most Anticipated Reads for Nov (Theft of Swords) 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 25 Novels (Emerald Storm and Wintertide) 2010 Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy’s Top 10 Reads (Crown Conspiracy) 2010 GoodReads Choice Award Nominee (Emerald Storm) 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top Independent Novels (Emerald Storm and Wintertide) 2010 Bookworm Blues Best Overall Read (Avempartha) 2010 Iceberg Ink Best Read Award (The Crown Conspiracy) 2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy (Avempartha) 2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy (Nyphron Rising) 2009 Dark Wolf Award (The Riyria Revelations) 2009 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for Fantasy (Crown Conspiracy) 2009 Dark Wolf Top 5 books of First Half of 2009 (Crown Conspiracy) 2008 ReaderViews Literary Award Finalist for Fantasy (Crown Conspiracy) 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy (Crown Conspiracy) CONTACT Twitter: @author_sullivan Email: michael.

sullivan.dc@gmail.com Blog/Website: www.riyria.com

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Publication Order of Riyria Chronicles Books

The Viscount and the Witch

Sullivan, Michael J. 2011

THE VISCOUNT AND THE WITCH (A Riyria Chronicles Short)Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team.

In this standalone first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lesson about good deeds. Join Royce and Hadrian in this short story (5,400 words) about one of their earliest adventures. NOTE: This short story became the seed that grew into The Riyria Chronicles story.

 If you have read The Rose and the Thorn, then there is no reason to pickup this short as it eventually became chapter two of that story.PRAISE FOR SULLIVAN'S RIYRIA REVELATIONS"Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller.

" -- Library Journal Fantasy Debut for September 2011"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." -- Publisher's Weekly"This series is thrilling, laugh-out-loud-funny, heartbreaking, chilling, and whip-smart at every turn.

" -- Fantasy Faction"An exciting, out-of-nowhere swashbuckler, The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan astounds with its masterful combination of simplicity and depth." -- Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction @ Suite 101"[I]t's been a while since I found a sword and sorcery story I truly delighted in reading, and Theft of Swords reminded me of everything I love about the sub-genre.

" -- Deluded VisionsBONUS MATERIAL:Foreword by the AuthorFirst chapter of Theft of Swords (first book in The Riyria Revelations)First chapter of The Crown Tower (first book in The Riyria Chronicles)BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONSTheft of Swords (contains: The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)Rise of Empire   (contains: Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron   (contains: Wintertide & Percepliquis)BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA CHRONICLESThe Crown TowerThe Rose and the Thorn Book #3 (Currently untitled releasing in 2015

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The Crown Tower

J. Sullivan, Michael 2013

Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making.Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Hired by an old wizard, they must steal a treasure that no one can reach.

The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that the wizard is after, and if he can just keep them from killing each other, they just might succeed.

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The Rose and the Thorn

J. Sullivan, Michael 2013

Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born. . .For more than a year Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, Royce returns to Medford with Hadrian but the two receive a very different reception -- Gwen refuses to see them.

The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of -- but she's about to find out.

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The Jester

Sullivan, Michael J. 2014

WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool.

Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.This is a standalone short story of 7,200 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for Riyria veterans to spend a little more time with old friends.

The Jester is a story of adventure, bonds of friendship, and a recognition that the choices we make dictates the future we find.NOTE: This short story was originally published in the Unfettered Anthology edited by Shawn Speakman. It is also available for free in audio form on Audible.

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The Death of Dulgath

Michael J. Sullivan 2015

>>> #1 Bestseller in Epic Fantasy <<< Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria. When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot.

Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as rogues-for-hire. Things have gone well enough until they're asked to help prevent a murder. Now they must venture into an ancient corner of the world to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane.

From the best-selling author of The Riyria Revelations comes the third installment of The Riyria Chronicles. Although part of a series, it's designed to thrill both new readers looking for fun, fast-paced fantasy and Riyria veterans wishing to reunite with old friends.

For those who do wish to experience the entire Riyria saga, two reading options exist:Order of Publication: Theft of Swords | Rise of Empire | Heir of Novron | The Crown Tower | The Rose and the Thorn | The Death of Dulgath Chronological Order: The Crown Tower | The Rose and the Thorn | The Death of Dulgath | Theft of Swords | Rise of Empire | Heir of Novron PRAISE FOR MICHAEL'S RIYRIA BOOKS"This epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller.

" -- Library Journal on Theft of Swords"A delightful, entertaining and page-turning read that reminds us just how enjoyable, and how good The Riyria Revelations series is. A must-buy for all fantasy lovers." -- The Founding Fields on Rise of Empire"Heir of Novron is the conclusion to the Riyria Revelations, cementing it in a position as a new classic of modern fantasy: traditional in setting, but extremely unconventional in, well, everything else.

" -- Drying Ink on Heir of Novron"Snappy banter, desperate stakes, pulse-pounding swordplay, and good old-fashioned heroics are all on full display here." -- 52 Book Reviews on The Crown Tower"The Rose and the Thorn is full of mystery, adventure, betrayal and just plain awesome.

" -- Fantasy Faction on The Rose and the ThornThe reality is that Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater are possibly two of my favourite fictional characters ever." -- Fantasy Book Review on The Death of Dulgath

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The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

Michael J. Sullivan 2017

"The pairing of Reynolds's narration with Sullivan's multilayered storytelling is outstanding." — AudioFile Magazine A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn't enough. When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge.

Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution — the notorious Duster. Ride with Royce and Hadrian as the cynical ex-assassin and idealistic ex-mercenary travel to a mysterious old-world city filled with nobles claiming descent from imperial aristocracy.

Riyria's job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home...if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle, where more than one ancient legend lurks.

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Publication Order of First Empire Books

Age of Myth

Sullivan, Michael J. 2016

#1 Bestseller (epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, military fantasy, action & adventure) One of fantasy's finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.Michael J. Sullivan's trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.

R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original six-book series.Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.

Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over.

The time of rebellion has begun.Don't miss any of Michael J. Sullivan's Legends of the First Empire novels:Age of Myth (Summer 2016) | Age of Swords (Summer 2017) | Age of War (Summer 2018) | Age of Legend (Spring 2019) | Age of Death (Fall 2019) Age of Empyre (Spring 2020)Best-seller lists, awards, and industry recognition:Washington Post Bestseller (#2 Hardcover) | #1 Audible Bestseller | Barnes & Noble Bestseller in Science Fiction and Fantasy (July, August, & September 2016) | Audiofile Earphones Award Winner | Goodreads Choice Award Nominee |  Named to 30+ Best-of or Most-anticipated lists including those compiled by Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Audible, and Audiofile MagazinePraise for Age of Myth:"Sullivan brings his masterful ßworld-building and agile imagination to bear on a host of interesting characters and a story that feels new and vibrant.

" -- Barnes and Noble Fantasy Blog Age of Myth bears the hallmark storytelling genius that we have all come to love of Michael's work. It's fast-paced, intimate, and beautifully cultivated." -- Fantasy Book Review"Age of Myth is an entertaining traditional fantasy action adventure epic with a few twists.

" -- SFF World"The world-building is exemplary; the characters are as diverse as any group of people can produce-the good, the foolish, the arrogant, the brave, the corrupt, the vicious, the honorable.  The plot is exciting and full of energy.  I loved it.

" -- Book Garden

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Age of Swords

Sullivan, Michael J. 2017

USA Today & Washington Post BestsellerThe gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth--from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J.

Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without--and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe.

And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid--a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly.

Don't miss any of Michael J. Sullivan's Legends of the First Empire novels: AGE OF MYTH | AGE OF SWORDS | AGE OF WAR | AGE OF LEGEND | AGE OF DEATH AGE OF EMPYRE Praise for Michael J. Sullivan "If you enjoy epic fantasy, and are perhaps hungering for something with timeless appeal, then I highly recommend picking up Age of Myth.

"--The BiblioSanctum, on Age of Myth "Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun."--Publishers Weekly, on Theft of Swords "Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller.

"--Library Journal, on Theft of Swords "With less gore and a smaller cast of characters than George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire but equally satisfying, Sullivan's epic fantasy will be gaining fans at exponential rates."--Library Journal, on The Rose and the Thorn

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Age of War

Sullivan, Michael J. 2018

New York Times | USA Today  |  Washington Post Bestseller | Goodreads Choice Award NomineeThe epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords.                   The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile--and about to be tested as never before.

Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer.

                  As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise .

. . but at what terrible cost?Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan's Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH * AGE OF SWORDS * AGE OF WAR * AGE OF LEGEND * AGE OF DEATH  *  AGE OF EMPYRE

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Age of Legend

Sullivan, Michael J. 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FANTASYEach culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all.With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J.

Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment.

Persephone’s plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity’s only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door.

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Age of Death

Sullivan, Michael J. 2020

DO GODS TRULY EXIST? CAN YOU KNOW THE FUTURE? AND WHAT LIES BEYOND THE VEIL OF DEATH? Winter blankets the land, and more than hope has died. Barred by the tower of Avempartha, the western army cannot invade the Fhrey homeland. So it must seek a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons.

As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? As in Virgil's Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Milton's Paradise Lost, the most epic tales transcend the world of the living.

It's time to see what lies in Elan's Age of Death. From Michael J. Sullivan, New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author comes the second-to-last installment in the epic fantasy series The Legends of the First Empire. These novels chronicle a pivotal point in Elan's history, when humans rise against the Fhrey, whom they once saw as gods.

Set three thousand years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a standalone fantasy series independent of all other Elan stories. But if you have read the other books, Legends will reveal lies and unmask truths about historical figures.

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Age of Empyre

Sullivan, Michael J. 2020

A door opens. An army of dragons advance. And the fate of the living rests with the dead. After obtaining the secret to creating dragons, the leader of the Fhrey has turned the tide of war once more--but gaining the advantage has come at a terrible price.

While Imaly plots to overthrow the fane for transgressions against his people, a mystic and a keeper are the only hope for the Rhunes. Time is short, and the future of both races hangs in the balance. In this exciting conclusion to the Legends of the First Empire series, the Great War finally comes to a climactic end, and with it dawns a new era in the Age of Empyre.

 From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan comes the concluding installment of his six-book epic fantasy. This series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan's history when humans and those they once saw as gods warred until a new world order was born.

Set three thousand years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a standalone fantasy series that is independent of the Riyria novels. But for those who do read both series, Legends will unmask lies and reveal the truth about Elan's history and the men and women who shaped what the world became.

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Publication Order of Riyria Graphic Novels

The Death of Dulgath: The Graphic Novel

Ruiz, Derek 2017

When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire enterprise.

Things have gone well enough until this odd assignment to prevent a murder. Now they must venture into a forgotten corner of southern Avryn-a place whose history predates the First Empire. As usual, challenges abound as they try to anticipate the moves of an unknown assassin before it's too late.

But that's not their only problem. The Countess of Dulgath hides a dark secret she's determined to keep hidden. Then there's the little matter of Riyria's new employer...The Nyphron Church.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Antithesis

Michael Sullivan 2012

Have you ever wondered about how the world would end?No, well don't sweat it, most people don't and those that do figure it will come about due to a dramatic change in climate, a widespread disease, or war.  That's what we've been taught to believe and our brains are always eager for a rational explanation, but our minds weren't always so logical.

There was a time when people believed in myths and magic, but in today's scientific age if it can't be proved, well it doesn't exist.I was the same way until I met Winston Stewart. That was the day I learned to believe in much more than I could see--not the least of which is fate.

Fate is an amazing thing. It put Ghandi in South Africa, Nelson at Gibraltar, Newton under the apple tree, and Winston Stewart on that train in Alexandria Virginia.You don't know who Winston Stewart is? You will.

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A Burden to the Earth

Michael A. Mitty 2012

He learned values from Gunsmoke, ethics from Father Knows Best, and his place in the world from Ozzie & Harriet, but his life turned out much different.A child of the fifties, Elliot Myers believed his parents, his teachers, his priest, and television when they promised him the American dream.

Now at forty, and still living in his mother's tiny condominium, he knows they all lied. Embittered by a world that moved ahead and left him behind, Elliot finds one last chance to free himself of forty years of waiting and makes his first, and final, grasp at life.

Set in the early 1990's A Burden to the Earth explores regret over lost innocence, nostalgia for the past, and the cost of dwelling on both.This books is written by Michael J. Sullivan but is a vast departure from his more commonly known Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicle books.

As such, he'll be using a pen name to indicate to his readers that genere differences.

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Hollow World

Michael J. Sullivan 2013

*** NOTE: Free ebook with print or audio purchase. Details inside ***THE FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERSEllis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he's willing to take an insane gamble.

He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began.

..but only if he can survive Hollow World.Welcome to the future and a new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of the Riyria Revelations and the Riyria Chronicles. Sullivan's novels have been translated into fifteen foreign languages and have been selected for more than eighty-five best of the year or most anticipated lists, including those compiled by Library Journal, Barnes & Noble.

com, and Goodreads. LISTS FEATURING HOLLOW WORLD: Barnes and Noble's Top Fantasy and Science Fiction Picks for April 2014Audible's Spring Preview 2014: The Best New Sci-Fi & FantasyRanting Dragon's Fantasy and Science-Fiction Novels Worth Reading in April 2014The Founding Field's Top 25 Books of 2013The AudioBookaneers's Picks of the week for April 9th, 2014The Book Probe's 2014 Most Anticipating Sci-Fi NovelsThe Bibliosanctum's Top 10 Reads of 2013Fantasy Review Barn's Barney Award for outstanding reads of 2013Ranting Dragon's 30 Most Anticipated Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels for 2014Michael Sullivan's NovelsThe Riyria RevelationsTheft of Swords (2011 - contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha)Rise of Empire (2011- contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron (2012 - contains Wintertide and Percepliquis)The Riyria ChroniclesThe Crown Tower (2013)The Rose and the Thorn (2013)Blood of Thieves (2013 - contains The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn)Standalone NovelsHollow World (2014)Antithesis (release to be determined)A Burden to the Earth (release to be determined)

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Forgotten Flowers

Sullivan, Michael J 2018

With his wife's memory lost due to a traumatic brain injury, Daniel Kilgore volunteered at Magnolia Garden, an assisted living facility, hoping he could learn how to resurrect his wife's fading memories. He was drawn to three residents, Delores Samuels, Mary Hillman, and Sandra Cotton.

Why were they placed there, only to be forgotten? Daniel knew they had lives that deserved to be remembered. Mary's husband, George, Sandra's son, Jim, and Delores's son Fred would endure their own emotional epiphany causing them to go to the Gardens for atonement.

Would it be in time? His wife's caretaker, Dr. Jane Lincoln, would expose Kilgore's own emotional confliction between his past and their future. He would struggle with the memories of his past and the chance to make new memories. With unconscionable greed, George Hillman destroyed his wife's dream of being a mother.

As her health and mind faded, and faced with round the clock home care, George placed Mary in Magnolia Gardens. He took solace in the arms of Gilda Ellis, a decision that would have dire consequences. Sandra Cotton was more of a mother than a grandmother to her son, Jim's two children, Samantha and William.

She soothed their scrapes and bruises, eased the pains of puppy love, and nurtured their dreams. An unwed mother at eighteen was more than Jim's wife, Carrie would take. Samantha was sent to live with her sister in North Carolina and put the baby up for adoption.

The sound of Samantha's voice, hearing her laughter was the very air her grandmother lived for, without it Sandra wallowed in depression, and eventually lost any sense of reality. Through a friend, Jim and Carrie placed Jim's mother in Magnolia Gardens.

Delores Samuels struggled to live on her own. Her son, Fred, traveled extensively due to work and had little time to look in on her. Fred's wife, Shelia, was devoted to herself and offered no relief. Delores's other son, Mitchell and his wife, Brenda, were her primary caretakers.

Mitchell's untimely death in an automobile accident in which Brenda held Shelia responsible for forced Fred to focus on his mother's decline mental state. Sandra's care was more than Brenda and Fred could handle. Sandra's doctor recommended they place Sandra in Magnolia Gardens.

He volunteered at Magnolia Gardens to give dignity and worth to the forgotten. Learning to draw out old memories from frail minds was Daniel Kilgore's other reason. His wife, Vivian, a paraplegic was suffering from memory loss. A visit to his mother would clear the other.

When Brenda Samuels told Fred about her visit with his mother, Fred faced his failings. He didn't like what he saw. When she needed him the most, Fred had failed his mother, but no more. Fate would play a cruel hand in the three men's plan, but she would be much kinder to Daniel and Jane.

She convinced him old memories and new ones were not mutually exclusive. He convinced her risk making new ones.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Greener Grass

Sullivan, Michael J. 2012

Two Short Stories and Two SamplesGreener Grass (science fiction short)The Viscount and the Witch (Riyria Chronicle short)Chapter one of Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations)Chapter one of The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles)Greener Grass (5,600 words short story)HE WANTED TO ESCAPE HIS PROBLEMS.

HE WANTED TO SEE THE FUTURE. HE NEVER CONSIDERED WHAT THE FUTURE WANTED.Confronted with suffering a painful death from cancer, Dan Sturges, a retired Ford's engineer, foregoes treatments to try an idea of his own. After reading a theoretical article in Scientific American on time displacement, Dan builds a time machine in his garage.

With nothing to lose but a few months of pain, Dan pins his hopes on a future where cancer might have been cured, or at least a quicker death by electrocution. How could he have known that what happens after he presses the button is more shocking than the eighteen car batteries he connected himself to?The Viscount and the Witch (5,400 words short story)HE WANTED TO TEACH HIS FRIEND A LESSON.

HE BELIEVES NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. MAYBE HE WAS WRONG.Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team, and discovering which philosophy is the best to follow.

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations Sample Chapter)THEY KILLED THE KING. THEY PINNED IT ON TWO MEN. THEY CHOSE POORLY.There's no ancient evil to defeat or orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time. Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are running for their lives when they're framed for the death of the king.

Trapped in a conspiracy that goes beyond the overthrow of a tiny kingdom, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery before it's too late.The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles Sample Chapter)TWO MEN WHO HATE EACH OTHER. ONE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION. A LEGEND IN THE MAKING.

A warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most valuable possessions.

But it isn't gold or jewels the old wizard is after, and this prize can only be obtained by the combined talents of two remarkable men. Now if Arcadias can just keep Hadrian and Royce from killing each other, they just might succeed.

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Publication Order of Anthologies

Unbound: Tales By Masters of Fantasy

Abercrombie, Joe 2016

Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read―without the constraints of a shackling theme.The result is magical. Twenty-three all-original stories are sure to captivate you―some will move you to tears while others will keep you turning the pages long into the night.

The power of Unbound lies in its variety of tales and the voices behind them. If you are a fan of discovering new writers or reading the works of beloved authors, Unbound is for you.Return to Landover with Terry Brooks. Go to trial with Harry Dresden and Jim Butcher.

Enter the Citadel and become remade with Rachel Caine. Survive a plague with John Marco and his robot companion Echo. Be painted among the stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. These tales and the others that comprise the anthology are only bound by how enchanting and enthralling they are.

Unbound is filled with spectacularly wonderful stories, each one as diverse as its creator.You will be changed upon finishing it.And that is the point.

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