Age of Legend

Age of Legend

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

Each culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all. With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and New York Times Bestseller Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone's plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity's only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door. 
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The Rose and the Thorn

The Rose and the Thorn

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born...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, Royce returns to Medford with Hadrian but the two 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.Chronological OrderThe Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1)The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & AvemparthaRise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron...
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Hollow World

Hollow World

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

THE FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERSEllis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he's willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began...but only if he can survive Hollow World. Welcome to the future and a new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of The Riyria Revelations."Best of" and "Most Anticipated" Lists with Hollow WorldRanting Dragon's 30 Most Anticipated Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels for 2014The Book Probe's 2014 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi NovelsBibliosanctum's Top 10 Reads of 2013Fantasy Review Barn's Barney Award for 12 outstanding reads of 2013Michael Sullivan's NovelsThe Riyria RevelationsTheft of Swords (2011 - contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha)Rise of Empire (2011- contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron (2012 - contains Wintertide and Percepliquis)The Riyria Chronicles The Crown Tower (2013)The Rose and the Thorn (2013)Blood of Thieves (2013 - contains The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn)Standalone Novels Hollow World (2014)Antithesis (release to be determined)A Burden to the Earth (release to be determined)Contact Information Twitter: @author_sullivanWebsite: michaelsullivan-author.comFacebook (author): facebook.com/michael.james.sullivanFacebook (series): facebook.com/riyriaemail: [email protected]**
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Emerald Storm

Emerald Storm

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

SUMMARY: A message is intercepted. A sinister plan launched. Two thieves stand in the way. Ex-mercenary Hadrian Blackwater sets course on a high seas adventure to find the lost Heir of Novron. His only hope lies in confronting the ruthless and cunning Merrick Marius. Fearing his friend is not up to the challenge, Royce Melborn joins his old partner for one last mission. Their journey finds them adrift amid treachery and betrayals forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again. REVIEWS FOR RIYRIA REVELATIONS: "The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I ve seen in years." -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews "Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time." --Speculative Fiction Junkie"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal." -- Literary Magic "Michael J. Sullivan doesn't waste time and throws the reader into action from the first pages of his novel and keeps him there until the final page is turned." --Dark Wolf Fantasy Review"The Crown Conspiracy is right up my alley, traditional fantasy, good bad guys, a large dose of humor, lots of character development and plenty of surprises. -- Fantasy DebutThe story begins with a wonderful first line...It continues to develop at a good pace, and the plot is layered and intriguing, really engaging...Sullivan's real talents lie in character development and dialogue, the latter of which was really delightful. Royce and Hadrian have a great repartee, and the monk, Myron, has some memorable lines of his own." -- SciFiGuy.ca ABOUT THE SERIES The Crown Conspiracy is the first book in the captivating Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes. All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each book has its only story and conclusion. Books of the Riyria Revelations: The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008) Avempartha (April 2009) Nyphron Rising (October 2009) The Emerald Storm (April 2010) Wintertide (October 2010) Percepliquis (April 2011) AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: 2009 Top 10 Book: Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews 2009 Top 5 Close Contender: Speculative Fiction Junkie 2009 National Indie Book Award Finalist 2008 ReaderViews Annual Literary Award Finalist 2007 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist Review Sites Distinction Avempartha: A/A+ Book of 2009 for Fantasy Book Critic The Emerald Storm: Named a 2010 Anticipated Release By Fantasy Book Critic Nyphron Rising: Named a Noteworthy Release by Fantasy Book Critic Avempartha: Named a Notable Book of 2009 by Fantasy Book Critic
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Theft of Swords

Theft of Swords

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

From the AuthorI've always enjoyed television series that had a continuing story arc told through individual episodes. My favorites were Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Babylon 5. Having mysteries unfold a bit at a time kept me engrossed and I couldn't wait to see where the creators were going to take me. This was a major goal of mine when writing The Riyria Revelations and I hope you will enjoy your journey.The tale had actually banged around in my head for over fifteen years in one form or another. I kept adding characters and plot lines until I had, at least to me, a compelling story with likeable characters. Because of the complexity of the plot in the overarching story, it was imperative that I wrote all of the books before releasing the first one. While I don't recommend this technique to other writers, it allowed me the opportunity to weave threads in previous books as I fully developed later ones. While I'm on that subject, one of the most rewarding aspects of this series is the numerous "Easter eggs" that I've hidden along the way. There are small things that, upon first reading, you'll not consider as having any significance. For those that re-read the series, where all the pieces have been put into place, hopefully you'll see incidents or dialog in a whole new light. In retrospect, these clues should appear obvious, and if I've done my job properly they will remain buried until the proper time. In this respect, I hope the book will be a lot like the movie The Sixth Sense. The Riyria Revelations, especially in the beginning, is little more than fast-paced light fantasy. As the series progresses, I think you'll see more depth both in the world of Elan and the characters. This was a purposeful decision and a dangerous one. It means that by design the first book is the weakest of the set, but enables me to end it with a resounding bang. This technique may mean that some will stop after reading the first book, assuming I have little talent. They may not feel "connected" to the characters because there was not enough for them to latch onto. All I can say is that I feel the reward of incremental discovery outweighed my alternatives. If after completing the entire story, you feel I lack ability, at least I'll know you came to the conclusion having all the facts on which to judge me.The last thing I'd like to say about this series is that I wrote it for pure enjoyment--both for you and myself. First and foremost it was meant to entertain. My goal was to write a book that I would like to read, to be with friends that I wanted to spend time with and go on an adventure filled with surprises and some heartfelt moments. While I wrote the books for adults, I kept it free of foul language, sex, and graphic violence so that it could be enjoyed by people of all ages.This series is reminiscent of the fantasies I read as a youth and wasn't meant as any kind of commentary on current trends in modern fantasy. Yes, it incorporates archetypes and familiar themes, but hopefully they are used in a way that will make them feel fresh. What I was striving for was to create a series that felt as familiar and comfortable as your favorite pair of shoes. Hopefully there are people out there with similar tastes, and if you are one of them, I predict you'll enjoy the journey very much.Michael
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Necessary Heartbreak

Necessary Heartbreak

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

An extraordinary journey back in time shows a struggling single dad that the faith hes lost is still aliveand stronger than ever. . . . Michael Stewart has weathered his share of hardships: a troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now hes raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But hes turned his back on his faiththat is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christs life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisonedor worseand they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael...
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Age of War

Age of War

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise . . . but at what terrible cost?Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan's...
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The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Adventure

A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn't enough.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.Ride with Royce and Hadrian as the cynical ex-assassin and idealistic ex-mercenary travel to a mysterious old-world city filled with nobles claiming descent from the imperial aristocracy. Riyria's job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home . . . if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle, where more than one ancient legend lurks.
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