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Michael J. Sullivan (author)

michael j. sullivan (author)
Michael J Sullivan is an American writer of epic fantasy and science fiction, best known for his debut series The Riyria Revelations, which has been translated into fourteen languages[1][2] In 2012 io9 named him one of the "Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors"[3] His books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Georgian, Bulgarian, Russian, Portuguese, and Turkish

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 Reception
  • 3 Bibliography
    • 31 World of Elan Publication order
      • 311 The Riyria Revelations
      • 312 The Riyria Chronicles
      • 313 The Legends of the First Empire
      • 314 The Rise and the Fall
    • 32 World of Elan Chronological Order
      • 321 The Legends of the First Empire
      • 322 The Rise and the Fall
      • 323 The Riyria Chronicles
      • 324 The Riyria Revelations
    • 33 Stand-alone novels
    • 34 Short stories
      • 341 Released individually
      • 342 Released in Anthologies
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Career

Sullivan started writing books at a young age, in order to entertain himself [4] He started The Riyria Revelations to teach his daughter, who suffered from dyslexia, how to read[5]

Sullivan has written three series The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles were published by Orbit Books fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group and The Legends of the First Empire will be released by Del Rey Books owned by Random House The Riyria Revelations is a six-book epic fantasy series while the Riyria Chronicles is an ongoing series that centers on the early adventures of the two main protagonists of the former series[6] The Legends of the First Empire is a six-book epic fantasy series set in the same world as the Riyria books, but in the distant past, making it a standalone series His first science fiction novel, Hollow World, was released by Tachyon Publications in April 2014[7]

Reception

Sullivan has two New York Times bestsellers Age of War and Age of Legend, and three books on the USA Today bestseller list Age of Swords, Age of War, Age LegendHe has had seven works selected for the Goodreads Choice Award 6 for Best Fantasy: The Emerald Storm in 2010,[8] Percepliquis[9] in 2012, and The Crown Tower[10] in 2013, Age of Myth in 2016, Age of Swords in 2017, Age of War in 2018 and 1 for Best Science Fiction: Hollow World in 2014[11] Theft of Swords was selected as one of Barnes & Noble's 2011 Best Fantasy Books,[12] shortlisted for the 2013 Audie Award for Fantasy,[13] and also one of Library Journal's 2011 Best SF/Fantasy Books[14] Age of Myth was a 2016 Amazon's Best Books of the Year selection in the Science Fiction and Fantasy category[15]

Bibliography

World of Elan Publication order

The Riyria Revelations

Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, are enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they're framed for the death of the king and get embroiled in larger political machinations

  1. The Crown Conspiracy, Self Published 2008
  2. Avempartha, Self Published 2009
  3. Nyphron Rising, Self Published 2009
  4. The Emerald Storm, Self Published 2010
  5. Wintertide, Self Published 2010
  6. Percepliquis, Self Published 2011
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  • Rise of Empire collects Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, ISBN 978-0-316-18770-1 2011[19]
  • Heir of Novron collects Wintertide and Percepliquis, ISBN 978-0-316-18771-8 2012[20]

The Riyria Chronicles

A prequel series that explores the beginnings of Royce and Hadrian's partnership and first escapades

  1. The Crown Tower 2013
  2. The Rose and the Thorn 2013[21]
  3. "The Jester" 2014
  4. "Professional Integrity" 2015
  5. The Death of Dulgath 2015
  6. The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter 2017
  7. Drumindor Release Date TBA

The Legends of the First Empire

Taking place in the same world as the Riyria Revelations/Chronicles, this is a prequel series that takes place thousands of years before those series and reveals the truths about the First Empire that were hinted at in the Riyria novels

  1. Age of Myth 2016
  2. Age of Swords 2017
  3. Age of War 2018
  4. Age of Legend 2019
  5. Age of Death February 4, 2020
  6. Age of Empyre May 4, 2020

The Rise and the Fall

This series will bridge the gap between The Legends of the First Empire and Riyria Chronicles

  1. Arrow of Death Fall 2020
  2. Farilane Spring 2021
  3. Esrahaddon Fall 2021

World of Elan Chronological Order

The Legends of the First Empire

  1. Age of Myth 2016
  2. Age of Swords 2017
  3. Age of War 2018
  4. Age of Legend 2019
  5. Age of Death 2020
  6. Age of Empyre May 4, 2020

The Rise and the Fall

  1. Arrow of Death Fall 2020
  2. Farilane Spring 2021
  3. Esrahaddon Fall 2021

The Riyria Chronicles

  1. The Crown Tower 2013
  2. The Rose and the Thorn 2013[21]
  3. "The Jester" 2014
  4. "Professional Integrity" 2015
  5. The Death of Dulgath 2015
  6. The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter 2017
  7. Drumindor Release Date TBA

The Riyria Revelations

  1. The Crown Conspiracy, Self Published 2008
  2. Avempartha, Self Published 2009
  3. Nyphron Rising, Self Published 2009
  4. The Emerald Storm, Self Published 2010
  5. Wintertide, Self Published 2010
  6. Percepliquis, Self Published 2011
  • Theft of Swords collects The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, ISBN 978-0-316-18774-9 2011[16][17][18]
  • Rise of Empire collects Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, ISBN 978-0-316-18770-1 2011[19]
  • Heir of Novron collects Wintertide and Percepliquis, ISBN 978-0-316-18771-8 2012[20]

Stand-alone novels

  • Hollow World 2014, Tachyon Publications

Short stories

Released individually

  • The Viscount and the Witch, A Riyria short Oct 2011
  • The Jester, A Riyria short July 2014
  • Greener Grass, Time-travel Science Fiction Oct 2012

Released in Anthologies

  • Traditions, included in Triumph Over Tragedy Anthology, Jan 2013 from Terrene Press
  • The Jester, included in Unfettered June 2013 from Grim Oak Press
  • Burning Alexandria, included in The End Anthology Jan 2014 edited by NE White
  • Be Careful What You Wish For, included in Help Fund My Robot Army June 2014 edited by John Joseph Adams
  • The Autumn Mists, included in Fantasy Faction Anthology December 2014
  • Professional Integrity, included in Blackguards April 26, 2015 from Ragnarok Publications

References

  1. ^ "Author Biography: Michael J Sullivan" Michael J Sullivan Retrieved 2012-02-12
  2. ^ "Orbit acquiert la trilogie de Michael J" Fantasyfr Retrieved 10 November 2012
  3. ^ DOBBS, MICHAEL ANN "The Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors" io9 Retrieved 10 November 2012
  4. ^ ">http://wwwwottareadcom/knowing-michael-j-sullivan-interview}
  5. ^ http://authorpreneurindiablogspotcom/2015/11/interview-2-kirtida-gautam-interviewshtml[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Moore, Tammy "The Crown Conspiracy: Michael J Sullivan" SF Site Retrieved 2010-01-16
  7. ^ "Hollow World" Tachyon Publications Archived from the original on 2013-09-28 Retrieved 2013-09-14
  8. ^ "2010 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy" goodreads Retrieved 8 December 2012
  9. ^ "2012 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy" Goodreads Retrieved 8 December 2012
  10. ^ "2013 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy" Retrieved 17 December 2013
  11. ^ "2014 Goodreads Choice Awards - Science Fiction" Retrieved 24 January 2015
  12. ^ "The Best Fantasy Releases of 2011" Barnes & Nobles Archived from the original on 15 February 2012 Retrieved 8 December 2012
  13. ^ "The 2013 Winners and Finalists Audiobook of the Year" AudioFile Magazine Retrieved 21 March 2014
  14. ^ "Best Books 2011: SF/Fantasy" Library Journal Archived from the original on 1 July 2017 Retrieved 8 December 2012
  15. ^ "The Best Books of 2016" Amazoncom Retrieved April 28, 2017
  16. ^ a b "Science Fiction/Fantasy, September 2011" Library Journal 2011-09-15 Archived from the original on 2011-11-03 Retrieved 2011-11-18
  17. ^ a b "Best Books 2011: SF/FantasyBest" Library Journal 2011-09-15 Archived from the original on 2017-07-01 Retrieved 2011-11-18
  18. ^ a b "Review: Theft of Swords" Publishers Weekly Retrieved 10 November 2012
  19. ^ a b Bedford, Rob H "Rise of Empire by Michael J Sullivan Official book review" SFFWorld Archived from the original on 6 September 2015 Retrieved 10 November 2012
  20. ^ a b "Review: Heir of Novron: Vol 3 of the Riyria Revelations" Publishers Weekly Retrieved 8 December 2012
  21. ^ a b "Michael J Sullivan - The Rose and the Thorn cover art and synopsis reveal" Upcoming4me Archived from the original on 2013-04-20 Retrieved 2013-04-05

External links

  • Official website
  • Michael J Sullivan at Fantastic Fiction
  • Interview
  • Michael J Sullivan at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  • Michael J Sullivan at Library of Congress Authorities, with 7 catalog records
  • wwwwottareadcom/knowing-michael-j-sullivan-interview

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