Sunday 29 January 2012

Review: Heir of Novron - Michael J.Sullivan

Series: Riyria Revelations #3 (5+6)
Genre: Fantasy
Pages. 900
Published: January 26, 2012
Publisher: Orbit
Source: Xmas pressie from Bf (and yes I told him to ;)

The New Empire intends to mark its victory over the Nationalists with a bloody celebration. On the high holiday of Wintertide, the Witch of Melengar will be burned and the Heir of Novron executed. On that same day the Empress faces a forced marriage, with a fatal accident soon follow. The New Empire is confident in the totality of its triumph but there’s just one problem—Royce and Hadrian have finally found the Heir of Novron and they have their own holiday plans. 

Heir of Novron is the final volume of The Ririya Revelations and includes Wintertide and—available for the first time—the final volume, Percepliquis.

My thoughts:
I am sad to see it end, but the end came. I still felt like this was one of those "I feel like home" books, because it reminds me of the books I first read and fell in love with. Which makes this the style of fantasy that is my first love, and my true love.

While reading there came a point where I just could not get enough, it was when the Percepliquis story started because it meant the end. I could not put the book down, but still I did put it down because at the same time I did not want it to end. I struggled between needing to know! And not wanting to know since then there would be no more. Of course the wanting to know struggle won, that is a given.

It was a good ending to this series and at times I giggled cos it was funny, at times I wanted to shout noo! And at times I said I knew it!! Did I really knew it? Well, I claim I did but in the end I have a million different versions of what might be going on, who might be who and all the rest. The book took me for a merry ride and gave me lots of surprises.

And what about our beloved heroes then? Oh I Heart Royce, but then I have always loved elves. I really fell for Hadrian in this one too because he is so chivalrous and sweet. And there were HEAs too, I do love them. Especially with one couple I did not know would meet. There are so many wonderful characters I would love to mention but that would take time. Though when thinking about what I have read I find myself startled cos I realize that I do not like Modina, I liked Thrace, but not Modina, the empress.

It was a wonderful conclusion to a great series and it had me at the edge of my seat. This is what I want my fantasy to be like, a great cast, a great story, a wonderful world and a rich history. In the end I would sure like to read more from this world, and certainly from this author.

Of course I recommend this series to all. And do not be afraid of the page count, since I know some are. Fantasy books are huge, and this book is actually two books in one if that makes you feel better ;)

I like it, Hadrian :D


  1. I know what you mean about a series ending, its bittersweet.
    Great review. Sounds like you loved this series. NIce of your BF to give your this book for Xmas :)

  2. I need to read some more fantasy!! It's been too long since I read any - I will have to check this series out! :-)

  3. Naida
    Bittersweet *sighs* But at least it ended when I still loved it, I can't say that about all series

    yes you do! Now get going

    Lol, it does if you look at it from afar

  4. I hate when a series ends. It makes me so sad. I will try very hard not to be intimidated by the page count but omgsh that's a lot of pages!

  5. Me wants! I just looked his books at store but there wasn't Theft of Swords :(

  6. This must be spectacular if it's "true love"!

  7. I think I would keep my eye open for a copy of this book in the secondhand market :)

  8. Alyssa
    Lol, but think of it as two books as it was first.

    Oh no! I hate when the bookstore does that! It makes no sense

    Awww fantasy, I love it

    yes do look

  9. The guy on the cover looks really crabby.

  10. Oh, I'm glad the series ends well! I admit I don't have super-high hopes for the last book, but would love to be proven wrong!

  11. I love how big fantasy books are!! Knowing how much you adore this makes me want to read it!

  12. Nice review, and I am glad you enjoyed it so much. I also hate it when a good series has to end.

  13. Chris
    Lol, don' be mean to poor Hadrian now ;)

    I did like it better than book 2, but well I can't say if you will love it or not. it all depends on taste :)

    I do love that they are big!

    It's sad, but at least it ends well

  14. It is always sad when a series you loves end! I always cry just a little bit :)

  15. Felicia
    I just smile, and sometimes I hug the book :D

  16. Yay! Love it when a series ends just the way I want it to and is everything I'd hoped it would be:)

  17. :( I hate when a series I love ends. It's so sad, but it feels good to have it ended.

  18. 900 pages! Wow, that is a lot of fantasy! I love elves, too, so Royce sounds great.

    I'm glad you found it to be a satisfying conclusion to a series you've been a fan of.

  19. Jenny
    It's the best feeling ever :) And one can always re-read

    Aye, it's sad, but when I think of series I have loved and that should have ended I am also happy

  20. Oh I love a book you can get wrapped up in. This sounds so good especially with the humor involved. Okay, you sold me. :)

  21. Melissa
    I am glad to hear that :) And I love a bit of humor here and there

  22. Lol. I'm intimidated by the word count. Kidding. I need to add more books to my Fantasy list so this sounds great.

  23. Alexis
    Then add away since this is a good series :D

  24. lol. YEAAAAHHHHH!!!! :D SO glad this one was a great read for you. I loved it the whole way through as well. Wonderful review.

  25. I really enjoyed the first book and keep meaning to get the rest so I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed the rest of the serious. I also really love it when I come across a book that reminds me of the kind of fantasy that first attracted me to the genre. That was the case with The Black Prism by Bret Weeks. Have you read it?

  26. I need to get back into fantasy again, at least the none Mercedes Lackey/Robert Jordan kind. This series may be a good place to start.

  27. Melissa
    And thank you!!!!!!!! You do know you are the only reason I read it :D

    I have :) And I really wish he would publish book 2 soon cos I fear my memory is slipping

    None Jordan kind? But he is so awesome

  28. Well, I'm just glad it was a recommendation that worked out wonderfully. :) I'm always nervous when recommending a book. And sounds like Ana is loving them too. ;)

  29. Been missing comments again, and yes she sure is :)



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