The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles #2) - Michael J. Sullivan 9.00   2

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 when all other doors were closed against them. Unable to stay away any longer, they return to Medford to a very different reception - she refuses to see them.

Once more she is shielding them, this time from the powerful noble who abused her. She was right to suspect Royce wouldn't care about rank and privilege or fear any repercussions from reprisal. What she didn't realize is what he was capable of - until now.

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Release date September 11, 2013
Details updated May 31, 2022

The Riyria Chronicles :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

The Riyria Chronicles is a prequel series to The Riyria Revelations which explores: the origin of the partnership between Royce and Hadrian, how Riyria was formed, and the adventures the two went on during the twelve years prior to the events in The Riyria Revelations.

Main series The Riyria Universe

The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles #1) 10.00   1
The Rose and the Thorn (The Riyria Chronicles #2) 9.00   2
The Death of Dulgath (The Riyria Chronicles #3) 10.00   1
The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter (The Riyria Chronicles #4) 10.00   1

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October 31, 2015
8 / 10

Another good book. Not as good as book 1 but still very enjoyable. The tale develops Hadrian and Royce further. The latter is a great character and quite spooky. I liked the addition of the Viscount and especially his introduction to the tale. Not a great deal of fantasy and the tale could easily be set in medieval times. Some good side plots that intertwine to develop into a very promising story. Very enjoyable

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