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The Rose and the Thorn

(2013)
(The second book in the Riyria Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
A dear friend is brutally beaten. Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born.
For more than a year Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, the two thieves return to Medford but receive a very different reception -- Gwen refuses to see them. The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects Royce will ignore any danger and seek revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to protect them once more. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of, but she's about to find out.

The Rose and the Thorn is the second book in The Riyria Chronicles, a prequel series featuring the early adventures of Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater. Taking place twelve years before the events in Michael J. Sullivan's bestselling The Riyria Revelations, the books can be enjoyed either in order of publication or chronological order.
Publication Order

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha

Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm

Heir of Novron (Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): contains Wintertide & Percepliquis

The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles#1)

The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)

The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3)

Chronological Order

The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles#1)

The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)

The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3)

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha

Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm

Heir of Novron (Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): contains Wintertide & Percepliquis

Other Books by Michael J. Sullivan

Hollow World (2014 - stand alone science fiction)

Age of Myth (2016 - Legends of the First Empire #1)

Lists and Nominations

2013 Audie Award Finalist

2012 Shadowhawk's Shade Best of the Best

2012 Audible's 5-star The Best of Everything

2012 MathiasCavanaugh Top 10 Books

2012 AudioBookaneers Favorite Listens, Runner up

2012 Audible's Best of 2012 Editor's Picks

2011 Library Journal's Best Books for Fantasy/Sci-Fi

2011 Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy's Top 10

2011 Best Fantasy Releases by Barnes and Noble Blog

Contact Information

Twitter: @author_sullivan

Website: michaelsullivan-author.com

Facebook (author): facebook.com/michael.james.sullivan

Facebook (series): facebook.com/riyria

email: michael.sullivan.dc@gmail.com

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles)
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
ISBN: 0-316-24372-8 / 978-0-316-24372-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: Book 2 of The Riyria Chronicles
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
ISBN: 0-356-50228-7 / 978-0-356-50228-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: Riyria Chronicles, Volume 2
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October 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
ISBN: 1-4712-5039-3 / 978-1-4712-5039-2 (UK edition)
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles Book 2)
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: Book 2 of The Riyria Chronicles
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK