Friday, February 19, 2016
The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles, #1)
author: Michael J. Sullivan
average rating: 4.29
book published: 2013
read at: 2016/02/19
date added: 2016/02/19
'The Crown Tower' by Michael J.Sullivan is the first book in the Riyria Chronicles series. It takes place before the Riyria Revelations, but it was written after. You can start with either. I started with this series.
This book tells how Royce and Hadrian met. They are the stars of the later series, and of course, when they first meet here, they seem like oil and water together. Unfortunately, knowing they team up later makes this all feel a bit inevitable. Hadrian is a soldier by trade and chivalrous, although tired of pointless, wearying fighting. Royce is a little more wary and cynical. They will eventually make a good team, but they start out distrustful. They are paired together to steal a magical item from the Crown Tower.
The action flows along easy enough, and I liked the book. There is a woman character named Gwen who is a prostitute. I wish she'd been something other than a prostitute because it seems like women in these kinds of books in these kinds of settings have limited choices. She is a good character though, as are Royce and Hadrian, and I'd like to travel a bit further on with them.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Orbit and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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