My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I finished this book while enduring multiple surgeries and hospital stays to save my kidney. While I wouldn’t want to go through that experience again, I would read this book again. In fact, I got the audio-book so my son (12) and I could listen to it as we traveled to his practice and meets. He loved every minute of it and asked for book #2. I introduced him, and my 23 yr old son, to Riyria when the books first came out and they have loved them. Sullivan definitely has a way with words and the ability to craft a believable, enjoyable, authentic fantasy experience. Not only is the world unique, it is easy to visualize and fits the characters nicely. Each character has a unique personality and experiences development as things happen to them and around them. In the audio-book, the reader does a fantastic job. My son (23) received an signed copy of this book for Christmas and was elated when he saw who the author was. We are all eagerly awaiting the next books, #2 of Legends series and #3 in Riyria Chronicles.
This was a purchased book, not a book submitted for review.