The Riyria Chronicles

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,358 ratings

The Crown Tower Summary

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

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  • Book 1

    • The Crown Tower

    • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 2

    • The Rose and the Thorn

    • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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, the two thieves return to Medford but 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.

    Regular price: £23.49

  • 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 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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 977
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 836
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 827

    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 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 729

    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