|Royce and Hadrian are back! Riyria perform a last job before
Hadrian decides to retire and take a new path. Hadrian sets out to find the Heir of Novron
and takes Royce with him, having thrilling adventures along the way. We met new
characters, get reacquainted with old ones, see where they each grew up, and undertake a
wild ride. The author isnt afraid to kill characters off either.
Wintertide is the
first volume, where Riyria attempt to free Degan Gaunt, the Heir of Novron, from the
palace dungeons in Aquesta. They discover Princess Arista is being held there too and
attempt to free her as well. The second volume is Percepliquis, which has Hadrian and a
reluctant Royce leading a party of familiar characters on a quest to find the Horn of
Gylindora, thought to be in the ancient city of Percepliquis which had vanished. While
theyre away finding the city of Percepliquis, Empress Modina has to protect her
people from a war with the elves. Along the way Hadrian and Royce face more certain
death as prisoners in dungeons situations.
This one book holds all the missing pieces we didn't realize we were missing, yet
piecing all the secreted comments throughout the series together to complete everything.
Michael has taken a series to all different levels throughout this series, and this book
is a fabulous ending to it all!
The ending was very grownup with the realistic planning for the future but with lots of
wow, that was unexpected moments, ah yes, that makes sense
realisations, and the very last page was light bulb moment!
Perfect! All loose ends were neatly tied up though Id love to read more
history of certain characters. I highly recommend the Riyria Revelations series to
any fans of fantasy adventure novels. Michael J Sullivan, please keep writing. Your
talent for producing awesome characters in exciting stories is wonderful.