Reading Level: Adult
Length: 1 hour and 18 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: June 3, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2.6th “book” in the Riyria Chronicles
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do “jobs” for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that’s a first for the pair. All is not as it seems, but Royce is determined to get the bottom of what’s actually going on. After all, he has his professional integrity at stake.
Originally released in the Blackguards anthology published by Ragnarok Publications, this is a standalone short story of 10,800 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for existing fans to spend a little more time with old friends.”
This was a well done short story featuring Hadrian and Royce from the Riyria Chronicles. I got this on audiobook for free from Audible.com. This can be read as a stand alone and was very entertaining and ironic. I enjoyed it a lot.
This story has a lot of the clever banter, which these two characters are known for. The story seems pretty straightforward (and a bit ridiculous) to start but as things unfold you find out that there are many layers to this heiress’s simple request.
Overall a very fun and entertaining read and free! I would definitely recommend to fantasy fans who enjoy some humor and mystery in their stories. This made me want to go up and pick up the only Riyria book I haven’t read yet; The Death of Dulgath.