A forced wedding. A double execution. Two thieves have other plans. 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 to 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.This is the first book in the original series, The Riyria Revelations, from best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan. It takes place twelve years after the events of The Riyria Chronicles and the two series can be read in eithar chronological order or order of publication, although the author suggests reading in publication order.Publication Order Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & AvemparthaRise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald StormHeir of Novron (Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): contains Wintertide & PercepliquisThe Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1)The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3)Chronological Order The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1)The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3)Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & AvemparthaRise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald StormHeir of Novron (Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): contains Wintertide & Percepliquis Other Books by Michael J. Sullivan Hollow World (2014 - stand alone science fiction)Age of Myth (2016 - Legends of the First Empire #1)Lists and Award Nominations 2013 Audie Award Finalist2012 Shadowhawk's Shade Best of the Best2012 Audible's 5-star The Best of Everything2012 MathiasCavanaugh Top 10 Books2012 AudioBookaneers Favorite Listens, Runner up 2012 Audible's Best of 2012 Editor's Picks 2011 Library Journal's Best Books for Fantasy/Sci-Fi2011 Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy's Top 102011 Best Fantasy Releases by Barnes and Noble BlogContact Information Twitter: @author_sullivanWebsite: michaelsullivan-author.comFacebook (author): facebook.com/michael.james.sullivanFacebook (series): facebook.com/riyriaemail: [email protected]