Rise of Empire

  • by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • 26 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

War is raging in Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind the enemy's lines. Royce begins to suspect that they are being used as pawns in the wizard Esrahaddon’s shadowy struggle for power. The thieves journey to the ends of the world amid treachery and betrayals and Hadrian is forced to face a past he hoped never to see again.


What the Critics Say

"This series is thrilling, laugh-out-loud-funny, heartbreaking, chilling, and whip-smart at every turn." (Fantasy Faction)
"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." (Publisher's Weekly)


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I would love to love it but I only liked it

I enjoyed the "Theft of Swords". I quite enjoyed the first story in "Rise of Empire". But the "Emerald Strom" was too much for me. It just doesn't add up! It seems the main goal here was making the story as twisted as possible, which, for me, made the whole thing implausible. For example: *MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD*. The evil mastermind devises a plan which relies on luck in more ways than I can name (two boat trips AND a jungle trek - all part of the plan). And the Heroic Duo decide that the best way to counter that plan is to actually preemptively break what the bad guy wanted broken in the first place...
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- Elwira

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-28-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks