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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.

Theft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)
Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)
Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)

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Theft of Swords
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4.3 / 5
Theft of my heart
April 27th, 2015
It isn't the best book of the pentology but it is a lovely start. Would recommend reading trilogy before prequels
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1 person found this helpful
February 4th, 2015
While walking through the library, I spotted this book looking for a good read I opened up and started reading. The opening scene was unexpected and amusing. Michael J Sullivan has a storytelling gift, the plot was well conceived and took unexpected twists. Intricate politics involving three political parties and their goals that will definitely affect the future outcome, A new series to add to my favorites, recommended to anyone interested in historical fantasy. Cannot contain my excitement to continue the series.
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1 review
Great book
September 11th, 2014
Awesome book! Great story! Always wanted to read more
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1 review
Relaxing read.
August 3rd, 2014
Not deep just recreational.
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July 27th, 2014
Great read! Entertaining, easy read, funny and easy to get into!!
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July 21st, 2014
Ya... it got to me.... I LOVE this series!!!! Also relate to Hadrian
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1 person found this helpful
Can't get over this series
July 15th, 2014
Seriously. I'm on my second time reading it in less than a month. I love this series so much. The confections are so amazing and I have so many bookmarks marking my favourite scenes and funny bits
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June 30th, 2014
So much win
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Theft of swords
February 12th, 2014
Great book, story keeps you interested and engaged. Very good read, recommend highly.
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Thefth of swords
January 2nd, 2014
Excellent book, fast paced, and a great, well thought out story. Only one thing wrong with it, once you get into the book, you can't put it down. Lost some serious sleep because of
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Awesome read
October 16th, 2013
Great, gritty fantasy read. Not your conventional good guys.
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