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Percepliquis (The Riryia Revelations) [Kindle Edition]

Michael J. Sullivan
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Book Description

NOTE: If you have read Heir of Novron, do not buy this book as you already have it!!
It all comes down to this...The elves have crossed the Nidwalden and Novron's Heir must finally act.

"I saw a great journey. Ten upon the road, she who wears the light will lead the way. The road goes deep into the earth, and into despair. The voices of the dead guide your steps...Cold grips the world, death comes to all, and a choice is before you." -- Fan Irlanu, Tenkin Seer of Oudorro Village

Percepliquis is the final installment of the epic fantasy, The Riyria Revelations. In this saga that began with The Crown Conspiracy, two thieves caught in the wrong place at the right time were launched on a series of ever escalating adventures that have all lead to this moment. Three thousand years have passed and the time for Novron's heir to act has arrived. 

*** NOMINEE in goodreads 2012 Reader Choice Awards for Fantasy ***

NOTE: Percepliquis is the final installment of the epic fantasy, The Riyria Revelations and is offered as a standalone (print and ebook) for those that started with the self-published books to finish their collections. If you already have Heir of Novron, there is no reason to purchase this book as it is already included as the second book of that Omnibus.

BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Omnibus Editions)
  • Theft of Swords (contains: The Crown Conspiracy Avempartha)
  • Rise of Empire   (contains: Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)
  • Heir of Novron   (contains: Wintertide Percepliquis)
BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA CHRONICLES
  • The Crown Tower (coming Aug 2013)
  • The Rose and the Thorn (coming Sep 2013)
BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Original 6-book format)
  • The Crown Conspiracy (October 2008) - out of print
  • Avempartha (April 2009) - out of print
  • Nyphron Rising (October 2009) - out of print
  • The Emerald Storm (April 2010) - out of print
  • Wintertide (October 2010) - out of print
  • Percepliquis (January 2012) 

IMPORTANT NOTE! 
This edition of Percepliquis is being released for readers of the original Ridan editions of The Crown Conspiracy. It does not include book 5, Wintertide. If you're reading the omnibus editions from Orbit, you should purchase Heir of Novron (which includes both Wintertide and Percepliquis). 


Editorial Reviews

Review

"The Ryria Revelations a very entertaining and well executed traditional fantasy series that started light and improved markedly with every volume." -- Fantasy Book Critic

"I am very happy to report that PERCEPLIQUIS was even better than my expectations. It is an absolute triumph in every sense of the word." -- Iceberg Ink

"Percepliquis has everything. It's filled with drama, an epic quest, and adventure, plot twists and, perhaps most importantly, it's incredibly emotionally compelling." -- Bookworm Blues

"With the thrill of a top-rate action movie, combined with the epic grandeur of Tolkien's Return of the King, this is a final showdown you won't be able to stop reading, let alone put down." -- Book Banter

"All in all, the Riyria Revelation series is a thing of beauty. This marks the first time I've completed six books in a row for a book series of any kind." -- Another Book Review

From the Author

In October 2010, I released Wintertide, the  fifth book of my Riyria Revelations. At the time I had been selling modestly well for a self-published author (1,000 books a month spread across 4 titles), and with the release of the fifth book, I saw a significant spike in sales.  Thinking I had taken the series as far as I could, I thought the only way to achieve any "real success" was to attract the attention of a larger publisher.  To be honest, I thought it would have taken six to eighteen months and by then Percepliquis, (the sixth and final book) would have already been released).  Imagine my surprise when multiple publishers expressed an interest in just a few weeks and a pre-emptive bid was made by Orbit (fantasy imprint of big-six publisher Hachette Book Group).

Orbit had many convincing arguments for re-releasing the series as a trilogy (with two books in each omnibus edition).  But this would be a problem for existing fans of the series.  First, they would have to wait an additional 9 months for Percepliquis, but they would also have to re-buy the fifth book due the new bundle.  There was not much that could be done about the delay, but fortunately Orbit was willing to do the extra work to release the book in its original format, so existing fans of the series could complete their collections.  A decision I was very pleased with, and proved to me that Orbit was the right choice for the series.

Unfortunately this had led to a bit of confusion. The only bad reviews I've received for Percepliquis (and Heir of Novron) is from people who bought both books.  Despite mine and the publisher's efforts, some people were confused. For this I'm sorry...and hope you can return your duplicate books for a refund.  To try to prevent others from making the same mistake let me try to clarify the issue.
  • If you have read Wintertide, then you should purchase Percepliquis only.  There is no need to buy Heir of Novron as you already have both books that it is comprised of.
  • If you have read The Emerald Storm, then you should purchase Heir of Novron only.  There is no need to buy Percepliquis as it is already contained in the larger Heir of Novron book.
  • If you have read The Rise of Empire, then you should purchase Heir of Novron only.  There is no need to buy Percepliquis as it is already contained in the larger Heir of Novron book.
Again, I'm sorry for any confusion on the part of readers for putting this book out two different ways.  It was not, as some have suggested, some ploy by myself or the publisher to get more sales.  What we were trying to do is provide existing fans a way to complete their series.  And once again I'd like to thank Orbit for the time and effort to they took to put the books out two different ways.

EDIT: 11/14/2012: I'm pleased to announce that Percepliquis was selected as one of 15 books published in 2012 for goodreads Reader Choice Awards.  Here is what the organizers of the award had to say: 

"Instead of consulting publishing experts or a judging panel, we look to readers to find the best books of the year. We analyze statistics from the 170 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2012 and nominate based on a book's number of ratings and average rating. So a nomination is truly an honor because it comes straight from the readers!"

It is indeed an honor to be sharing the ranks of  industry staples such as Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, Stephen King, Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, and many more.  I'm also impressed to be included with such quality newcomers as Mark Lawrence and Saladin Ahmed.  No matter the outcome...I consider myself a winner just for having my "little book" plugged from the ranks of so many exceptional offerings.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1221 KB
  • Print Length: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (January 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IGVSIO
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great final novel in this series...5 Stars. January 18, 2012
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"Percepliquis" is the final book in the 'Riyria Revelations' fantasy series by author Michael J. Sullivan. The book comes in two forms... a paperback edition that is 570 pages long and retails for $15.25 and a Kindle e-version that is a 908 Kb download and is selling for $7.99 at the time of writing this review.

SPOILERS

The elves have crossed the Nidwalden River and are invading (and conquering) the northern territories with surprising ease. Now they threaten the entire continent of Elan. It is left to Royce, Hadrian and a small group of adventures to try and save the day... and saving the day means a trip to the underground city of Percepliquis where they will encounter some unknown dangers and learn some surprising information.

END SPOILERS.

Impressions: I liked...

1.) author Sullivan demonstrates his superb sense of pace and timing as this latest adventure slowly unfolds. This is a well written story of intrigue, mystery and exploration, resulting in several thrilling encounters.

2.a) liked the final tidying-up chapter. Where everyone said their fond (and often sad) farewells before drifting off in different directions. A nice touch for a six book series.

2.b) loved the final paragraph...a complete but beautiful surprise...brilliant.

3.) map...a global map of Elan, well drawn with lots of detail (see cons: below)

4.) glossary...the end of the book has a list of all the people and places that were accounted for in this and previous books. A very thorough and comprehensive undertaking, and much appreciated.

Minor, minor complaints. (some would say picky, and they might be correct)...

1.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! January 18, 2012
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Love the series and characters! Thank you for writing these wonderfull books - an enthralling escape from a sometimes hectic day. I hope to someday read more about Royce and Hadrians adventures!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect finish to an amazing Series. January 21, 2012
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I am not one to usually write a review but I just wanted to say that this book is everything I hoped for to end this series. This story is amazing and you cannot help but love the characters. Very excited for any further work by My Sullivan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Crafted January 23, 2012
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After starting with a free download of the second in the series Avempartha (now part of Theft of Swords) I was dying to read the rest of the story. This entire series is wonderfully written, with a world that is both creative and beautiful.

I love the little bits of humor, wise words from a young monk and plenty of adventure. Not to mention the plot twists! This last book does not dissapoint. I'll miss these characters and this world in a way I haven't since I was a teenager reading The Chronicles of Narnia.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leaves me begging for more January 22, 2012
By N. Hall
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I waited a year for this book and it did not disappoint. I love Royce and Hadrian. They are alive. I could hardly put it down. I wanted to hurry and read a page so I could see what was happening on the next, but then I didn't want to hurry because I did not want the story to end. The ending was brilliant.

I sincerly hope Royce and Hadrian have more adventures in the future. I just know something exciting could happen to them.

I am looking forward to the next book MR Sullivan publishes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Going to Miss These Characters January 20, 2012
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Well we got our first snow and there is nothing to do when the mailman drops Percepliquis on my doorstep. Riyria being one of my favorite series I dive right into the book which set off a chain of events as soon as I finished chapter one. The first thing I do is call work and let them know that I will be using a sick day for tomorrow. Next I turn the ringer on the phone off and grab my blanket and hit the couch. The only bad thing I can say is that it was the final volume. It was everything I wanted except now I want more. This was a great end to a fantastic story by a gifted writer. Whatever Mr. Sullivan has next for us you can count me in. 5 Stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ending January 19, 2012
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I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, so all I'm gonna say is, "Show him Mercy". I cried! Thanks for a great series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying conclusion January 22, 2012
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I really enjoyed this series. The characters were likable and developed in interesting ways over the course of the series. The plot and world building were good. If I have any complaint, it's that there were a few places where I felt some editing was needed, where I thought 'okay, I get the idea, now let's get back to what's happening to our heroes'. Then again, I wouldn't have felt that way, had I not felt engaged with them. I liked the way seemingly small details from the early books took on new meaning in the later ones. It meant that the characters, the theme, and our understanding of what was happening and what was at stake took on many layers and held surprises. And I really appreciate the fact that the loose ends were all taken care of by the end. I hate ambiguous endings, and I really appreciated having all my questions about what was going to happen to the characters and situations I'd grown to care about answered before the story ended.
To Michael Sullivan, I'd like to say 'thank you. It's been really enjoyable and thought provoking to spend time in the world you created. I hope you have many more books planned.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed reading this book.
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Scibiur
5.0 out of 5 stars That...was awesome!
I kinda knew about book 4, or suspected, but the author kept up enough great story divergence that when it finally came... the revelation just made me dance! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rhonda Gloss
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't but this novella, buy the longer book
This is a novella that is found in the longer version beginning with the crown tower. Don't but it. Get the longer version instead. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steve
3.0 out of 5 stars Same as Heir of Novoron
I was so excited to get a "new" book by a favourite author . Imagine my disappointment to find it was word for word the same as the Heir of Novoron Why no warning?
Published 12 months ago by oursandyman
5.0 out of 5 stars Best fantasy series
Michael Sullivan puts the reader in a new world, wrought with a complex narrative. He is so vivid in detail and character building. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jeffrey Rubinoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful.
I love this series. Wonderfully written. So vivid, I am a part of this story. Micheal J Sullivan is a true wordsmith.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars This is all in the third book.
sorry I bought this. Hope whoever got the money from the book spends it on their local economy. All the content of this book was in other books. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Garnette R. Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book/series
I was waiting for this book for many months, especially when the release got pushed back. definitely worth the wait. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Nathan
3.0 out of 5 stars Friendship gets the boot....again!
Warning: This review is for ranting purposes only, so please don't feel at all challenged in your high opinion of this series. Oh yeah, and it is totally a spoiler. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dante
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
I'll leave the long winded reviews for others. This final book to me was great for one important thing. After the culmination, we found out what our heroes life took them after.
Published 21 months ago by Pandinha
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More About the Author

After finding a manual typewriter in the basement of a friend's house, Michael J. Sullivan inserted a blank piece of paper and typed: It was a dark and stormy night. He was just eight years old at the time and mimicking Snoopy so we'll forgive the use of that overused opening. But the desire to fill the blank page and see what doors the typewriter keys would unlock wouldn't let him go. For ten years Michael developed his craft by studying authors such as Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck. During that time he wrote thirteen novels, and after finding no traction in publishing, he quit and vowed never to write creatively again.

Michael discovered that never is a very long time and ended his writing hiatus a decade later but with a condition: he wouldn't seek publication (as doing so was just too painful). Instead, he decided to write books he wanted to read and developed a fantasy series to for his then thirteen-year-old daughter, who was struggling in school due to dyslexia. After reading the third book, his wife insisted the series needed to "get out there." After Michael refused to jump back on the query-go-round, she took over the publication tasks.

Michael is one of the few authors who has successfully published through all three routes: small press, self, and big five, and he helps aspiring authors help determine the path that is best for them through is posts on publishing for Amazing Stories. Some key accomplishments of his career include:

* Named to io9's Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors
* Selling more than half a million copies
* Being translated to fifteen foreign languages
* Spending more than a year on Amazon's Bestselling Fantasy Author's list
* Having his books named to more than 90 "best of" or "most anticipated" lists including those compiled by Library Journal, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads.com, and Audible.com

Today, Michael continues to fill blank pages and is working on completing the final book in his third series tentatively titled The First Empire (traditional fantasy). His first science fiction novel, Hollow World was released by Tachyon Publications in April 2014.

CONTACT INFORMATION
* Riyria Blog: www.riyria.com
* Hollow World Blog: www.hollowworldnovel.wordpress.com
* First Empire Series Blog: www.firstempireseries.com
* Twitter: @author_sullivan
* Riyria Facebook: www.facebook.com/riyria
* Author Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.michael.sullivan

BIBLIOGRAPHY

THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (Omnibus Editions)
* Theft of Swords: contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha
* Rise of Empire: contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm
* Heir of Novron: contains Wintertide & Percepliquis

THE RIYRIA CHRONICLES
* The Crown Tower
* The Rose and the Thorn
* Blood of Thieves (Omnibus that contains The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn)

THE FIRST EMPIRE (release date to be determined)
* Rhune
* Fhrey
* Dherg

STANDALONE NOVELS
* Hollow World (time-travel science fiction)
* Antithesis: release date to be determined (contemporary fantasy)
* Burden to the Earth: release date to b determined (literary fiction)

ORIGINAL BOOKS OF THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS (out of print)
* The Crown Conspiracy
* Avempartha
* Nyphron Rising
* The Emerald Storm
* Wintertide
* Percepliquis

SHORT STORIES
* The Viscount: A Riyria Short
* The Jester: A Riyria Short
* The Thieves: A Riyria Short (coming soon)
* Greener Grass (time-travel science fiction)
* Traditions: (traditional fantasy, coming soon)
* God's Game: (contemporary fantasy, coming soon)
* Burning Alexandria: (dystopian science fiction, coming soon)
* Autumn's Mist (contempoary fantasy, coming soon)

SHORT STORIES IN ANTHOLOGIES
* Unfettered
* Triumph Over Tragedy
* The End - Visions of Apocalypse

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Hey V. Mavis - I respect your choice...but do want to make a few points in response.

First...Orbit didn't have to all the time and effort to put out Percepliquis as a stand alone. They could have just said everyone has to buy Heir of Novron...period. As to the price they decided on...well I have... Read More
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