It might be 2016 instead of 2017, but the same old routine continues. And so I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the promise of a new year and the continuation of the regular grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books.
This week I’m trying to finish the Riyria Revelations. (It has only taken me a couple years to do so.) Rise of Empire was an okay book to me. Nothing more. But I’m hoping this novel wows me like it has so many of my friends.
Series: The Riyria Revelations #5-6
Publisher: Orbit (January 31, 2012)
Length: 932 pages
A FORCED WEDDING. A DOUBLE EXECUTION. TWO THIEVES HAVE OTHER PLANS.
The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday of Wintertide, they plan to execute two traitors (Degan Gaunt and the Witch of Melengar) as well as force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.