The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter by Michael J. Sullivan (The Riyria Chronicles #4)

Hey guys!
We have made it to what is currently the final Riyria novel. There are more to come but Sullivan simply can’t write as fast as I burned through his books. 😅 Let’s see if this one was as good as all the previous installments in the series!

The Plot (according to Goodreads):

A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn’t enough.

When Gabriel Winter’s daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution – the notorious Duster.

Ride with Royce and Hadrian as the cynical ex-assassin and idealistic ex-mercenary travel to a mysterious old-world city filled with nobles claiming descent from imperial aristocracy. Riyria’s job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home . . . if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle, where more than one ancient legend lurks.

The Rating:

How are these books THIS good? Seriously, who gave Michael J. Sullivan permission? That guy never misses a single beat. Just like all the other books in the series Winter’s Daughter was immaculate. The mystery is set up expertly, all the different strands of the story come together so nicely at the end. Everything makes sense and is explained well, which is something I appreciate immensely. And whatever doesn’t get explained remains a mystery because it is part of something larger that we’ll circle back to in another book. With Sullivan, nothing ever feels half-baked and like there are plot holes that he’s trying to cover up.

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