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Theft of Swords
Theft of Swords | Michael J. Sullivan
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. BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONSTheft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)
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LazyLibrary
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Ever have a series that you can read over and over like watching reruns of your favorite TV show? This is one of mine. Like an old friend, a favorite movie. I‘m in the middle of a new thriller and the All Souls Trilogy, one‘s quick, one‘s dense, but neither was what I needed right now. I needed comfort, familiarity, and a story I know I already love. Which books do you read over and over again? #theftofswords #riyria #comfortbooks #reread

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Sweetkokoro
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I‘m going to marry Hadrian.
I loved this. The simplicity of the story with the classic tropes & the banter between Hadrian & Royce makes it so enjoyable.
A great pick for those who want to move out of YA fantasy but are worried about difficult worldbuilding & heavy politics, this has both but it‘s not overwhelming, and it‘s fun!

https://intotheheartwyld.wordpress.com/2021/07/27/theft-of-swords-the-riyria-rev...

book_em_danno Great series 13mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Ahhh I finally acquired this series. I ordered the box set a week ago and it‘s finally here. I won‘t be starting it till next month due to ARCs that need to take priority but I am excited. Also why did no one tell me there is a glossary and pronunciation guide in them!!! I love that!

book_em_danno I really enjoyed the series 1y
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Phelangies
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Previously, I read the Age of Empire series which timeline is in the past of this series. This current series tickles me as I see the changes that the history makes. Michael J Sullivan writes easily compared to other world makers-looking at you George RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss.

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coffees
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I was wondering how the two narratives would come together! 😆😆 Actually this is why I'm not a huge fan of reading high fantasy, I just lose a lot of details like names and places. Also, HMMM to some revelations #teamharkness #scarathlon2020

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coffees
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Haven't posted about this one yet. It was rec'd to me by my brother who LOVES the series and pretty much anything this guy writes. It's been on my tbr for at least a year 😅 and the hype is high, which is probably why I feel hypercritical about it, it's ok so far, let's see what happens next 😉 #teamharkness #scarathlon2020

#sbooktober #screamathon2020 #gothtober #slayerfest20 #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks @sace @4thhouseontheleft @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
AmyG Did you recieve my All Hallows Read package? Tracking says it was delivered on 10/2. Thanks so much. 2y
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coffees @AmyG yes! Sorry, I just saw it today, I don't get around to much during work days 😅😅 thank you!! 2y
AmyG Thank you! I‘m sorry. The mail here is awful so I just wanted make sure. 2y
coffees @AmyG no problem!! I'm so excited for the end of the month!! 2y
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Bluebird
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Day 9 of #20series20days

Michael Sullivan‘s fantasy/adventure series is high on my favorites list. I just can‘t get enough of those lovable rogues: Royce and Hadrian. They are a great duo. This is another series I highly recommend via audio.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 This is one sitting on my TBR. 2y
MsMelissa Excellent choice 😉 2y
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MsMelissa
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Michael J. Sullivan‘s Riyria novels (The Riyria Revelations, and the Riyria Chronicles) may be listed as two separate series, but in reality they are not. These books are not only among my favourites of all-time, they also feature two of my favourite ever protagonists. Although chronologically the Chronicles come first, start with Revelations and the tagged book.

I recommend these books more than any other.

#20series20days #top20series

Andrew65 These look good. 2y
TrishB Stacked ?? there is a hardback copy for 64d on Amazon ? 2y
Ruthiella I‘ve heard great things about this series from quite a few booktubers too! 😀 2y
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MsMelissa @TrishB Wow! I know the hardbacks are out of print, and he has a pretty solid fan base who would pay this price. He‘s done kickstarters for the Revelations series, as well as his most recent series (set in same world but 1000s of years earlier). He always over achieves his goals (I‘ve contributed). 2y
AllisonM89 Book one is sitting on my shelf. Maybe i need to get around to it soon 2y
MsMelissa @Ruthiella @AllisonM89 I find this series a nice break from the usual fantasy fare these days. The books aren‘t dark, and there is a lot of humour. 2y
Andrew65 @TrishB Cheap at twice the price 🤣 2y
AllisonM89 @Book_Fiend_Melissa when I'm done with WoT, I'll jump into this series next 2y
Bluebird Love love love these! It‘s in my top 20 too. 2y
Weisubei Royce and Hadrian 😍😍 2y
MsMelissa @Weisubei they are awesome 🥰 2y
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RainyDayReading
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Birthday book haul! My boyfriend took me to this awesome secondhand bookstore that I‘ve been dying to go to since January. Floor to ceiling stacked books, books in piles on the floor, books piled on top of boxes that are full of books 😍 Can‘t wait to go back!

tjwill Happy birthday! 🎉 2y
RainyDayReading @tjwill Thank you! 😊 2y
wanderinglynn Great haul! And happy, happy birthday 🎉🎂🥳 2y
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RainyDayReading @wanderinglynn Thank you! 😊 2y
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂 Nice gifts. 📚 2y
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annkuch13
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My collection of bookshelf dwelling dragons continues to grow. Plus, this guy matches my current read perfectly.

MidnightBookGirl Love it! 2y
book_em_danno I just bought this series, I hope it's good! 2y
annkuch13 @book_em_danno I'm really enjoying it so far! 2y
MsMelissa I adore Sullivan‘s books! Royce and Hadrian are two of my all-time favourite characters in fiction. Enjoy! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I haven‘t seen you post in a long time, I hope everything‘s ok. 2y
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annkuch13
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I'm finally reading The Riyria Revelations books! It's my mom's ( @myellenbee ) favorite fantasy series after Lord of the Rings, and I can see why. It's good, pulpy fantasy fun so far.

Branwen Yes! I love this series! 😀 2y
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LondElle89
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Pickpick

This was such an awesome fantasy book! Despite the book containing every single fantasy trope you can think of, Mr. Sullivan puts a little twist to them, which I found delightful. The character were so well written, I enjoyed every single one of them. This is fun fantasy that moves quickly, can't wait to read the rest of the series. 5 out of 5.

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Branwen
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#tothelefttotheleft

Here are the first seven books on the left side of one of my fantasy shelves! 😁 The Riyria series is so fantastic-lots of humor, great characters, and a super engaging story!

Thank you for the tag @Meaw_catlady 🤗📚💕

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PaulaNovotna
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Thrilling and fun quick read. The book consists of two stories with different plot lines. I loved the two main characters and how true to their character they were throughout the story. I came to expect how they would behave in a certain situation and loved their witty interactions. The book feels like a mixture of a D&D adventure, classical fantasy and the Witcher. Loved every single page!

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PaulaNovotna
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Alric looked up at the thief with a scowl. "I just want to say for the record that as far as royal protectors go, you're not very good."
"It's my first day," Royce replied dryly.
"And already I'm trapped in a timeless prison. I shudder to think what might have happened if you had a whole week."

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Branwen
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I love a lot of genres, but fantasy has always been my favorite and holds a special place in my heart! Give me a sprawling, epic fantasy any day! 💕📚

#gratefulreads #preferedgenre @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 That‘s impressive! 3y
vivastory What are your thoughts on the upcoming Witcher show? 3y
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ljuliel I thought you were going to say this was your intended reading list for the weekend ! I would be mighty impressed if you could read that much in 3 days 😯 3y
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thanks guys! 😁 @ljuliel I WISH I could read that fast and that much in three days! 😂🤣 @vivastory I think it looks really promising! I was a little skeptical at first but now I'm keeping more of an open mind! How about you? 3y
vivastory I'm definitely intrigued. I'm looking forward to the Amazon fantasy series more (LOTR & Wheel of Time), I think. But I have hopes for Witcher. I haven't read any of the books yet. Which one do you recommend as a good starting point? 3y
Branwen @vivastory I know what you mean, I am SO PSYCHED for the Wheel of Time series! So the way they numbered the books (at least the rereleased editions) is weird and doesn't make sense. There is book #1, which is called Blood of Elves, but I would actually start with the one entitled The Last Wish, which is not numbered. Read that one first! They are fantastic books! 😁💕📚 3y
vivastory Thanks for the recommendation 👍 3y
Branwen @vivastory Of course! Any time! 🤗💕📚 3y
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Jari-chan
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I got mail today from my lovely and dear friend @fabienne.luethi ❤️ She made me a #bookmark for our #buddyread of Michael J. Sullivans "Theft of Swords" ??❤️ Thank you so much ?

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toofondofbooks
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like you had a great month! 💖📖💖 3y
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bookishlyanna
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x-posted from my instagram.

I just adore this series. If you're looking for an epic fantasy series with thieves, kick-ass women, and political intrigue, check this one out. ♥️

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toofondofbooks
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This was a reread for me. Really good light fantasy series. I'd recommend for tweens/teens as a good intro into adult fantasy (no sex or bad language).

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FantasyChick
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And finally....the awesome selection of books 😍 I love that you added some of your favs in (and thanks for the Mindy Kaling add!). I can't wait to start Theft of Swords. It sounds so good! I have a friend staying with me for a while and she can't wait to read it either! These picks are perfect!
Thank you so much @Melissa_J for an amazing swap. You spoil me, as usual. I hope you enjoy your package as much as I did 😘😘
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FantasyChick Aaaaaaand.....last, but not least, thank you so much @Avanders for putting this together! It was so much fun and right up my alley 😘😘 #scififantasyswap #sffs 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads there! 3y
Melissa_J The Michael J Sullivan books are such fun! 3y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😘😘 (edited) 3y
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Laughterhp
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I hate when I‘m too tired to read. 😴😴

Did at least 4 hours of yard work today! We are trying to create a bigger backyard so had to pull out trees and brush (which you can kind of see in the background) and will hopefully get clean fill this week!

Relaxing by the fire now and trying to burn some of the wood! No reading happening right now.

I‘m about 100 pages into this book and enjoying it so far!

#SundayReads #SundayFunday

LibrarianRyan I get it. Took 2 hours just to take the leaves off the back patio. The front patio will be worse because it‘s a lot of sticks that have to be pulled out of all the leaves. But that is tomorrow night. 3y
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged and The Bees
2. The Vampire Diaries - I loved the books and the TV show separately!
3. GoodReads to track my books and reading. I seldom post of bookstagram but I do!

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5318191-mikala

#weekendreads

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Lucy_Anywhere
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Mehso-so

Book 32 of 2019 - I'm really torn about this epic fantasy. It's a very standard swords-and-sorcery epic with lots of fantasy tropes and a medieval European world. There was also a real lack of interesting female characters (so often an issue in fantasy, sigh). However, the characters and the central mystery were just intriguing enough to keep me reading for hundreds of pages.

KtheBookwyrm I read the entire trilogy and I felt like it was very generic and the female representation was abominable—I believe there was one notable female character and she spent a lot of time “falling in love” super quickly. I see a lot of praise and hype for this series but I was left feeling very meh. 3y
Lucy_Anywhere Yes! I picked it up because people had a lot of love fir it... but couldn't see anything special about it and the whole lack of female characters is worrying, especially for a novel that isn't that old. I'll probably not bother with the rest of the series 3y
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RachelS89
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The Good:
Likeable characters, detailed world building, lots of swashbuckling action, appropriate for any age group or audience

The Bad:
Underdeveloped characters (especially the female characters), too much exposition, a lot of tropes, longer than it needed to be

Not the best fantasy novel I've read, but overall it was very enjoyable. I've already bought the next book in the series and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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RachelS89
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I'm about halfway through Book II of the Riyria Revelations. It started a little slow but it's getting better.

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Branwen
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Whew! It's been snowing nonstop since 10:00 this morning! ❄⛄🌬 They closed the library early! I should be a mature adult and use this time to get a jump start on my homework for the week...but I think I'm going to make tea and curl up with this book instead! 😁💕📚👍

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ConjurorOfWords
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ConjurorOfWords
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So apparently today is #NationalIceCreamDay. So of course I'm celebrating with Black Raspberry ice cream and a book. #MmmIceCream #Reading #Books #Riyria #Royce #Hadrian #Thieves

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ConjurorOfWords
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Currently ignoring (while also adding to) the mountain called my to-read list and reading this series for about the 5th time. #Books #Bookworm #Reading #ReReading #Riyria #Royce #Hadrian

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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I need to get my hands on the next in the series ASAP!!!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2426921679

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jackilynn
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Newest fiction crush is a toss up between Hadrian & Royce. I can't decide which one I like more. They are quiet the team.😍

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jackilynn
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"Magic is a little like playing a fiddle. It's damn hard to do without hands."-Ersahaddon

*art found on Google*

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jackilynn
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All of my family is out of town for the forth so I am going to stay out of this heat and hibernate inside, just me, my Jaws socks, & my books, until it is firework time.

ladym30 Great socks!! 4y
Richryan52 I do like the socks 4y
jackilynn Thanks. I thought they were perfect for summer lol 4y
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jackilynn
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Definitely enjoying this so far.

*art found on Google*

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jackilynn
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Yes, apparently I am now one of those people who use my ereader as a bookmark. I wanted to take both of my books to work tonight in case it is slow 😂😂

BillBlume I‘ve never thought to use my ereader for that, but I‘ve totally brought the print book along with my ereader. #allthetime 4y
jackilynn @BillBlume I generally always bring my ereader & print book wherever I go but this is a 1st using it as a bookmark. I switched back to my old Nook for a bit & I don't have a case for it anymore so into the book it goes lol 4y
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ACEbookworm
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Just in 📚

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meanestblue
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Pickpick

An entertaining read, the characters are fun and the plot interesting.

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bookishnerd
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Michael Sullivan is an author I have enjoyed in the past, so I decided to finally get to more from him. The audios are really good and the narrator for his books does a great job!

ReadingSusan Oh my goodness your kitty‘s eyes are beautiful!!!! 5y
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nerdyartemis
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A refreshing read. Recommend this book to all those who love lotr, eragon, etc. Good fantasy setting with a strong characters.

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LazyLibrary
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When you wake up to this 🙌 @Melissa_J have you seen this!? #riyria #michaeljsullivan #fantasy #hesunderrated

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magicalshelves
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I received my limited edition of The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter in the mail a few days ago and I am in love with it!

#riyria #limitededition #kickstarter #fantasy #highfantasy #bookhaul

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Aleksandar
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I have found similarities in the author's writing style with that of Terry Brooks. From the first book there are references to the deer, elves, goblins, but they are never deep. the reader becomes aware of some history of elves. And that is the element I loved the most. To get to know the plot very slowly, however, without boring me. As soon as I finished the last page I perceived the lack of character jokes and their lack.
Sogno tra i libri blog

LazyLibrary This is a series where the first book is def the weakest. But omg that ending of the 3rd book was very satisfying. I always recommended pushing through to the second! 5y
Aleksandar Yes, i'm waiting for the traduction of the sequel 😍 5y
Aleksandar Finally the sequel is ready in italian 🤩 4y
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PolarIcee
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This book sucked me in quickly! Wish I had heard of Michael J. Sullivan sooner!

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Siannalyn
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@RaimeyGallant #SmittenByLittens I think this is a really great idea!

RaimeyGallant Thanks! 5y
Siannalyn @RaimeyGallant thanks to you! The idea is really great! :) 5y
Cinfhen Great 👍🏻 so fun! 5y
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KtheBookwyrm
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Pickpick

Great book! It could do with some more female characters but overall, it's really good. A tad predictable in some places. Now to wait for the next one to come in at the library.

Siannalyn I really loved this book! 5y
LazyLibrary Females end up being huge in this series! Keep going! 5y
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KtheBookwyrm
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Next up! I had picked up the crown tower, thinking it was the first book in the series, when I realized it was a prequel. I wanted to read the story in the order it was published, as apparently there are little hidden tidbits to be found in the prequels which is always fun. So I'm going to dive into this massive story, wish me luck!

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