The Riyria Chronicles

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707 ratings

The Crown Tower Summary

Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that their employer is after; if he can keep them from killing each other, they might just get him his prize.

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  • Book 1

    • The Crown Tower

    • Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1
    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that their employer is after; if he can keep them from killing each other, they might just get him his prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent Prequel or Sequel to the Riyria series

    • By R. J. Barnes on 11-12-13

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 2

    • The Rose and the Thorn

    • Riyria Chronicles, Volume 2
    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater. Unable to stay away any longer, they return to Medford to a very different reception - she refuses to see them. Once more she is shielding them, this time from the powerful noble who abused her. But she doesn’t know the rules Royce would break to see her safe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable follow up

    • By dennis on 08-12-16

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 3

    • The Death of Dulgath

    • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Michael J. Sullivan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired 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 thieves for hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well read and very fluent as always

    • By S. D. Howarth on 18-12-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 4

    • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More cinematic than the others

    • By cg on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 865
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 751
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 743

    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 to them 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Kindle Customer on 29-04-16

    Regular price: £0.00

    • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 643

    One of the genre's favorite pair return in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have past since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually, that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair. All is not as it seems, but Royce is determined to get the bottom of what's actually going on. After all, he has his professional integrity at stake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • if only there were more auidiobooks like this one

    • By Sten on 31-10-15

    Regular price: £0.00