Reading Level: Adult
Length: 13 hours and 57 minutes (432 pages)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Riyria Chronicles
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
“When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as rogues-for-hire. Things have gone well enough until they’re asked to help prevent a murder. Now they must venture into an ancient corner of the world to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane.”
This is the third book in the Riyria Chronicles. It’s a good book and it was fun to read another story with Royce and Hadrian in it. The Chronicles don’t offer the same epic fantasy experience as Riyria Revelations did; but they are fun stand alone adventures featuring our favorite duo. Sullivan has stated that, for now, this is the final book in the Riyria Chronicles.
I listened to this on audiobook and Reynolds always does a great job narrating these books. I really enjoyed listening to this and would recommend on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.
I always enjoy Royce and Hadrian and their crazy back and forth banter; they have a nice dry sense of humor I love. These two characters complement each other beautifully and make for an entertaining read.
This book also features two female characters I enjoyed a lot. The first was Scarlet who is ex-Diamond and the second is Lady Dulgath. In addition to these great characters I enjoyed the beautiful land of Dulgath and all of its slightly creepy perfectness.
There are elements of this story that do tie in with the other books in this series. For example this book is the book where Royce figures out that he is something other than human and that was some fun back story.
Overall this was a entertaining read and a good installment in the Riyria Chronicles series. Royce and Hadrian are always fun characters to read about and I enjoyed some of the other characters in here as well. I also enjoyed the land of Dulgath and the back story we get on Royce. I would recommend to fans of light swords and sorcery type of fantasy or to fans of the Riyria books in general.