ABOUT THE BOOK:
When a destitute young woman hires Royce and Hadrian to help save her remote village plagued by nocturnal attacks, they find themselves once more drawn into the schemes of the wizard Esrahaddon. Each night brings death and each day finds Royce attempting to breech the secrets of an ancient elven tower while Hadrian teaches the villagers how to defend themselves against the unseen killer. Once more an assignment to steal a sword is anything but simple and places the duo in the center of a firestorm whose outcome could change the future of the world of Elan.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Avempartha is book two of the multi-book saga: The Riyria Revelations. Instead of a string of sequels this six-book fantasy series was conceived as a single epic tale divided into individual episodes. All were written before the first was released so that plot elements are intertwined, yet each is self-contained and can be read independently from each other. Avempartha can be enjoyed by those who have not read the first episode: The Crown Conspiracy.
Avempartha is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and is scheduled for release April 2009 from: http://www.amazon.com/Avempartha-Michael-J-Sullivan/dp/098000344X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229416704&sr=1-1
PRIOR PRAISE FOR SULLIVAN:
"The Crown Conspiracy is great fun and a romp end to end...Highly recommended and another positive surprise for 2008." — Liviu at Fantasy Book Critic
"A fast paced and riveting fantasy, "The Crown Conspiracy" is well worth reading." — Midwest Book Review
"Thrilling, Captivating, Amazing are some of the first words that came to mind when I finished this book last night. I stayed up late into the night to finish this book, so that is a sign that I loved it. One of the better sword and sorcery books that I have come across in a while. " — Cindy at Fantasy Book Critic
"From the first chapter to the last, the plot twisted and turned in unexpected directions. It takes a great writer to weave a tale that surprises me, that keeps me in suspense, that keeps me reading late into the night and Michael J. Sullivan is a great writer." — Dee Marie, author: The Sons of Avalon
"The Crown Conspiracy was a page turning delight. Each character was intricately constructed so that an air of realism surrounded them. The twists and turns of the novel freed it from predictability and that in itself is refreshing these days. Sullivan is a master story teller" — Violette L. Reid, author: The First Chronicle of Zayashariya: Out of Night
"I hope Mr. Sullivan enjoys the success he deserves and that we get to see all of the planned volumes in The Riyria Revelations" — Fantasy Book Critic