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The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan1
Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan2
Nyphron Rising by Michael J. Sullivan3
The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan4
Wintertide by Michael J. Sullivan5
Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan6
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivanomnibus 1-2
Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivanomnibus 3-4
Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivanomnibus 5-6

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The Riyria Revelation is a multi-book saga that tell one story in six episodes, rather than a string of sequels based on the first successful story. The entire epic tale was completed before the first novel went to press allowing for a tale that unfolds across the whole breadth of the series, with secrets deliberately hinted at in book one being fulfilled in later novels and some saved to the very end. Characters introduced lightly, gain weight and depth as the series develops. Yet despite this, each book is a full episode, which, can be enjoyed independently.

“There’s no prophesy, no innocent boy destined to save the world, no ultimate evil to be slain. Just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time trying to survive."

"A series full of unexpected twists—you really have to pay attention and still won't catch everything.”

Set in an era of knights and kings it is a world dominated by mankind surrounded by a sea of uncharted wilderness and lost knowledge. Elves, once slaves, live in squalor shunned by respectable citizens. Dwarves remain isolated in ghettos, valued for their skills, but restricted from human society. A world of divided kingdoms left in the wake of a once grand empire now lost to a mythical past. It is a story of swordfights, castle sieges, mythical creatures, sea battles, magic, romance and intrigue where not everything is as it seems and shadows lengthen with each book. What begins as an exciting but simple turn of events in the first novel, grows into a decidedly serious and eventually frightening, spiral of lies and murders whose ultimate purpose remains a mystery.

“It is an easy read where the words disappears, the page and book vanish and all that is left is the story running though your head unimpeded. It’s a fun ride—a series to get lost in.”

The series is intentionally written with a “light hand” avoiding long-winded descriptions of unfamiliar names in order to keep the pace rolling. The result is a story that creates depth though the plot, characters, action and dialog, rather than narration.

“Like meeting new friends, that make you smile with each new meeting.”

The series is the story of individuals, of characters readers can care about, and believe in, despite their flaws; of antagonists who aren’t the enemy merely because they are “evil.” It is escapist entertainment that once begun, may be hard to escape.

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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