The third book Nyphron Rising was released in November 2009, and the fourth book: The Emerald Storm will be available in April 2010. Lisa will be back with reviews of both and an interview with Michael J. Sullivan. You can read Lisa's review of The Crown Conspiracy here.
Book Description: There's no ancient evil to defeat, no orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time.I picked up Michael J. Sullivan’s Avempartha expecting to get some answers to the questions that The Crown Conspiracy left me with. This second book in a six part series certainly doesn’t disappoint – but it does leave one with more questions. This explains why as soon as I was finished with Avempartha, at about two in the morning, I could not fight the urge to rush into my office and scoop up my copy of the third book in the series, Nyphron Rising, and begin reading it immediately thereafter. I’m beginning to think that Michael himself is a wizard, surreptitiously casting a spell as I read which entrances me to continue to read his books. I’m onto you!
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out…and so begins this epic tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.
As part of this major plot thread, there is the elven tower of Avempartha. Unbreeched for over a century it is a massive, beautiful relic of the past. Within its walls lies the only thing that can kill the beast which ravages the small town of Dahlgren – as well as revelations about Royce Melborne’s past.
If you are picking up Avempartha by itself, it's an exciting read, and you will probably want to go back to The Crown Conspiracy, not because you were confused or felt out of the loop, but because you'll want to know where the story started. If you're reading Avempartha because you loved The Crown Conspiracy you won't be disappointed, and you will find yourself rushing out to get the third book in the series, perhaps at two in the morning, because you just need to know what happens next.
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Published: April 2009
ISBN #: 978-0979621119
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