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Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations box set Book 2)
December 14, 2011  /  802 pages  /  Fiction
A puppet is crowned. The true heir remains hidden. A rogue's secret could could change everything.
War has come to Melengar and once more Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists who are fighting the Imperialists in the south. But Royce has plans of his own and uses this opportunity to discover if an ancient wizard is using Riyria as pawns in his own bid for power. 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.And so continues the next volume of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

This is the second omnibus (containing books #3 & #4) in the original series, The Riyria Revelations, from best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan. It takes place twelve years after the events of The Riyria Chronicles and the two series can be read in eithar chronological order or order of publication, although the author suggests reading in publication order.

Publication Order
  • Theft of Swords¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#1 & #2): contains¬†The Crown Conspiracy¬†&¬†Avempartha
  • Rise of Empire ¬†¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#3 & #4): contains¬†Nyphron Rising¬†&¬†The Emerald Storm
  • Heir of Novron ¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#5 & #6): contains¬†Wintertide¬†&¬†Percepliquis
  • The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles¬†#1)
  • The Rose and the Thorn¬†(Riyria Chronicles #2)
Chronological Order
  • The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles¬†#1)
  • The Rose and the Thorn¬†(Riyria Chronicles #2)
  • Theft of Swords¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#1 & #2): contains¬†The Crown Conspiracy¬†&¬†Avempartha
  • Rise of Empire ¬†¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#3 & #4): contains¬†Nyphron Rising¬†&¬†The Emerald Storm
  • Heir of Novron ¬†(Riyria Revelations¬†#5 & #6): contains¬†Wintertide¬†&¬†Percepliquis
Other Books by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Hollow World¬†(coming April 2014)
  • Antithesis¬†(release date pending)
  • A Burden to the Earth¬†(release date pending)
Lists and Award Nominations
  • 2012 Mathias Cavanaugh Top 10 Books¬†
  • 2012 Timothy C. Ward Top 10 Reads¬†
  • 2011 Civilian Reader's 6 Most Anticipated Reads for Dec¬†
  • 2010 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic #1 Indie Fantasy¬†
  • 2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Nyphron Rising)
Contact Information
  • Twitter: @author_sullivan
  • Website:¬†michaelsullivan-author.com
  • Facebook (author): facebook.com/michael.james.sullivan
  • Facebook (series): facebook.com/riyria
  • email: michael.sullivan.dc@gmail.com
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