Tag Archives: Michael J. Sullivan

The Best Books From The First Half of 2014


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 10 Books from the first Half of 2014.

The Rose and The Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Rose and the Thorn

Shadowhawk takes a look at the second novel in the Riyria Chronicles prequel series to Michael J. Sullivan’s bestselling Riyria Revelations series.

“A good, fast read but not quite as satisfying as its predecessor.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings, covers Michael J. Sullivan’s Hollow World, a self-published science fiction novel involving time travel that comes from the author of the epic fantasy series entitled The Riyria Revelations, that were initially self published but now can be found published from Orbit Books.

“An excellent read, Hollow World is a must read for all those who have enjoyed the Riyria Revelations and are looking for something different. Engrossing, imaginative and incredibly awesome – Hollow World may be one of the best books of the year.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Top 25 Books of 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

 Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down his list of Top 25 novels of the year, featuring novels from science fiction and fantasy genres, as well as young adult books. 

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first novel in the Riyria Chronicles prequel series.

“This book is everything I could have and wanted to ask for in a prequel.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Riyria Chronicles: The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Rose and the Thorn

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an advance review of the second novel in the Riyria Chronicles duology, “The Rose and the Thorn”, by Michael J. Sullivan, published by Orbit Books and out September 17th.

“An excellent second act in the Riyria Chronicles. Michael J. Sullivan’s The Rose and the Thorn manages to be even better than The Crown Tower, making this book, and the duology – one of my favourite reads of 2013.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Riyria Chronicles: The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan, the opening title in the Riyria Chronicles Duology, published by Orbit Books on August 6.  

“This is how prequels should be done. Smart, clever – engaging, The Crown Tower is a stellar return to the world of Riyria, accessible for newcomers and veterans of the series alike – one of the strongest novels of the year so far.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Failed Apocalypse Awards – Best Books of 2012 [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings selects his twenty-five favourite novels of 2012. 

“2012 has been a great year for books, with some spectacular picks that will please fantasy, historical fiction and science fiction fans alike.” ~The Founding Fields

Riryia Revelations: Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan


Bane of Kings reviews the breathtaking final installment in the  Riryia Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan, which collects the novels Wintertide and Percepliquis, and is titled Heir of Novron. This omnibus is published by Orbit Books, but all of the Riryia novels were self published individually first. This Omnibus was released in January 2012.

“A wonderful, spectacular conclusion to a series which has seen Sullivan launch into competition with the likes of Brandon Sanderson and Joe Abercrombie. Strong characters, strong plot, strong pretty much everything – Heir of Novron and the  Riryia series are novels that any true fantasy fan should read.” ~The Founding Fields

Dealing with Success – A guest post by Michael J. Sullivan


Michael J. Sullivan is the author of the highly successful Riyria Revelations fantasy novels, a series of six novels featuring the thieving duo Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater. The success of these novels is a simple and hard fact, considering all the awards and nominations that have come Michael’s way since he released The Crown Conspiracy, the first novel in the series. Once I was done reading the novels sometime in February, I got in touch with Michael about doing a guest post for the site and he obliged so I bring you Michael’s first guest appearance on The Founding Fields.