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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.

 
One year earlier, two thieves were saved from certain death by the compassion of a stranger. Unable to forget the woman who saved their lives, Royce and Hadrian now return to Gwen DeLancy and are shocked when she refuses to speak to them. Baffled, the two thieves discover Gwen has been brutally beaten by a powerful noble--beaten so badly she can't face them. But Gwen doesn't know about Royce's past, doesn't understand how much he cares for her, and doesn't realize what he is 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)
 


Chronological Order

The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1)
The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2)
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

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

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

September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2
Author(s): Michael J Sullivan
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


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
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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 : Australia, 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   Amazon AU