On May 30, 2008 at BookExpo in Los Angeles Michael Sullivan's "The Crown Conspiracy" was recognized as a Foreword Magazine's 2007 Book of the Year Finalist in the Fantasy/Science Fiction Category
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This is the first published work by author Michael Sullivan, currently of Fairfax VA and is book one of the multi-book saga: The Riyria Revelations. The series is told through six novels conceived as a single epic tale. Across the entire chronicle, mysteries build, characters evolve, and plots thicken, but each is self-contained and can be read independent of each other.
In the first episode, the reader is introduced to Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, who make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats in the murder of 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.