The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan (The Riyria Revelations #1)

Hello, my lovely readers!
So, here’s the deal: until recently I had never even heard of either Michael J. Sullivan or The Riyria Revelations. That was until the series was recommened to me. I picked up the first book, and boy I was hooked. Let’s find out why!

The Plot (as found on Goodreads):

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

There is 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 tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

The Rating:

I swear, I was two pages in when I already fell in love with the two main characters. Turns out, Royce and Hadrian wouldn’t be the only part of this book that I’d end up loving.

First of all, this is a rather short novel. We’re talking around 300 pages. While this might not be that short in general, those of you who regularly read fantasy will agree with me that this genre often tends to produce longer books. (Looking at you GRRM)
It was so refreshing not having to go through almost 1000 pages for just one book. And guess what, we’re not missing anything! The worldbuilding is on point there is nothing lacking in description or in depth. I’m normally rather picky and always find something to complain abut, but not with The Crown Conspiracy.

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