The Crown Tower by Michael J. SullivanThe Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Crown Tower

byMichael J. Sullivan

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making.

Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Hired by an old wizard, they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that the wizard is after, and if he can just keep them from killing each other, they just might succeed.

Chronological Order
  • The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles#1)
  • The Rose and the Thorn(Riyria Chronicles #2)
  • Theft of Swords(Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): containsThe Crown Conspiracy&Avempartha
  • Rise of Empire(Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): containsNyphron Rising&The Emerald Storm
  • Heir of Novron(Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): containsWintertide&Percepliquis

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Michael J. Sullivan has lived in Vermont, North Carolina, and Virginia. He worked as a commercial artist and illustrator, founding his own advertising agency in 1996, which he closed in 2005 to pursue writing full-time.The Crown Conspiracyis his first published work. He currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia ...
Title:The Crown TowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 1.12 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031624371X

ISBN - 13:9780316243711

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it It helped explained the animosity between Royce and Hadrian at the start
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hadrian and Royce's First Adventure The first of the prequels to the Riyria Revelations it shows how Royce and Hadrian first met. Not as strong as Theft of Swords but it’s still a good read.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Riyria The origin story of our favourite mercanaries, Hadrian and Royce.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!!! Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT book! I wasn't sure what the story was until midway through, but I was hooked the entire time. The characters are strongly written, and Hadrian and Royce have amazing chemistry. Can't wait to read more!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your typical heroes But you love love them nonetheless
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better and better Seriously hoping Sullivan keeps coming out with the Chronicles for years to come because they will not get old for me. I love finding out what Royce and Hadrian got up to before Revelations, in more detail!!!
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The crown tower Seems too short, a quick read that is fine, not worth 10bucks really. Love the series though.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The crown tower Great book with lots of plot building was good enough to read the next in the series.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless. Absolutely perfect introduction. Better than I imagined their partnership beginning. I had already read the first three books written in this series and the small bit of foreshadowing was excellent. One of my all time favorite books.
Date published: 2013-11-03

Editorial Reviews

"Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. These books should be in every bookstore and I really hope that they are someday."-Speculative Fiction Junkie