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The Crown Conspiracy
Book 1 of 6

Orbit Omnibus Version
Book 1 of Theft of Swords

Release Information
ISBN-13: 978-0979621130
Released: 01/2010
Pages: 324
Weight: 14 oz

The Crown Conspiracy
Michael J. Sullivan

They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.

There's no ancient evil to defeat, no orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time...Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out...and so begins this epic tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

The Crown Conspiracy is the first book in the captivating 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 book has its only story and conclusion.

NOTE: The Crown Conspiracy is permanently out of print as a stand alone book and will now be included in the Orbit (Fantasy Imprint of Hachette Book Group) Omnibus edition: Theft of Swords .

Riyria Revelations (Orbit) Series

Riyria Revelations (Ridan) Series

"The Crown Conspiracy is a well-written and enjoyable novel...Michael J. Sullivan is an appealing writer and I'll be interested to see where he goes with his writing in the future. --

"It is an extraordinarily tale told with a mature voice that would be impressive from a veteran and is even more so from a new author." -- King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews

"I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun and page turning The Crown Conspiracy turned out to be...In conclusion, The Crown Conspiracy is great fun and a romp end to end...Highly recommended." -- Fantasy Book Critic

"Michael Sullivan is a gifted storyteller. He comes up with likable characters and twisty plots." -- Fantasy Debut

"I was hooked by the story and action from the beginning and with each page I turned and with each fold that uncovered the plot I was drifting away from our world into The Crown Conspiracy world....Michael J. Sullivan tells a captivating story in his debut novel and I am happy that I could read it and enjoy it." -- Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews

"...this was an extremely enjoyable read from start to finish. The Crown Conspiracy reminds me why I fell in love with the fantasy genre in the first place."  -- Speculative Fiction Junkie

"The Crown Conspiracy is entertaining from beginning to end, edge of your seat moments and conspiracy to spare...The Crown Conspiracy is a must read!" -- Novelspot