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Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this standalone first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lesson about good deeds. Join Royce and Hadrian in this short story about one of their earliest adventures.
Please note: "The Viscount and the Witch" is Chapter 2 of The Rose and the Thorn, which is Book 2 in the series The Riyria Chronicles.
©2011 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2013 Recorded Books
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By Atle on 10-06-15

only if you dont own cronicles book 2

this is now a chapter in the second book of the cronicles series. good short stort if you dont want to buy that one for some reason.

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By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-22-14

Funny

In the intro, MJS admits that he is not that great at writing short stories, but says he put more effort into this one having good character development and a good rounded story. He was correct and it was funny on top of that. If you don't know if you want to read the Chronicles, then start with this short story. If you like it I know you will like the books.

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By GhostMuppet on 06-04-14

Nice and quick short story

While this short story had no action scenes in it, it does seem to set up a future scene (which i assume will be in one of the books).
I have not read any of Michael Sullivan's novels, but I have just purchased Theft of Swords from Audible.

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