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Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles-until they are hired to pilfer a famed sword. What appears to be just a simple job finds them framed for the murder of the king and trapped in a conspiracy that uncovers a plot far greater than the mere overthrow of a tiny kingdom.Can a self-serving thief and an idealistic swordsman survive long enough to unravel the first part of an ancient mystery that has toppled kings and destroyed empires?And so begins the first tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere.Theft of Swords was originally published as: The Crown Conspiracy andAvempartha. BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONSTheft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy&Avempartha)Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising&The Emerald Storm)Heir of Novron (Wintertide&Percepliquis)
Two thieves, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king after taking on too many dangerous assignments for machinating and conspiring nobelpeople in the first volume of The Riyria Revelations. Original.
Number of Pages: 691
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Series Title: Riyria Revelations
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Street Date: November 23, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-73-5232
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