Review: The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan

Posted in Reviews at 7:38 pm by Fiona

The Emerald Storm  (The Riyria Revelations, #4) The Emerald Storm by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
All I can say is wow! This story keeps getting better and better! Just when I think Michael cannot fool me, he twists the story when I least expect it. This is the first book of the series that really leaves the reader with a huge cliffhanger. There is so much I want to talk about but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll reserve my spoiler discussions for the Riyria Revelations group at Goodreads.com.

What I will say is I was a skeptical reader when I read the first book of the series (The Crown Conspiracy), but it made me interested enough to read the second book (Avempartha) which really hooked me on the story, then came Nyphron Rising and I was sunk hook, line and sinker! Each book gets better and better and I’m quite certain I won’t want it to end! C’mon Michael! Can’t you stretch this out to 12 books like the Wheel of Time? Pretty please?

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  1. Robin Sullivan said,

    June 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    So glad you enjoyed Emerald Storm (it is one of my favorites of the series). As you already know this series was “designed” for the six-books so two more is all there will be in this story arc. Planning them all out from the get go has allowed Michael to “ramp up” the story as the books progress and I really like that each one draws you in deeper and makes you more anxious for the next. Usually (at least for me) most series start out good but then as more and more books are added each one gets more a little worse so that at the end of the series you go….many I really wished I stopped after book xxxx. As one of the few people (2) who have read all six-books I can tell you – hold on to your seats because book six: Percepliquis will leave all that came before in the dust and a re-read of the entire books will give you isights and perspectives that you had no idea were there on the first reading.

    As for not wanting it to end…I must admit that I got depressed after finishing the series the first time I read it (a year or more ago) and I’ve just recently read it 2 times in the past few weeks and again had the same reaction — withdrawls are hard!

    As for other books…as I mentioned there will be no more in this arc but there are many opportunities for books both past and future that could work as nice “stand alones”….Royce’s earlier years as an orphan. Royce and Hadrian’s “first job” together. Some books set back in the time of Nyphron or when Esrahaddon was an apprentice mage…Michael has some other projects to get out before any of these would see the light of day but if I have any influence (and I do have a little) we could see a book here and there. 😉

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