Book review: The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan
They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.
Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats to 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.
Interested yet? You should be.
Here’s a snippet of my review
The Crown Conspiracy nicely blends well-known fantasy tropes and new ideas to create something unique, yet comforting. This was a good action-adventure romp filled with interesting situations which reminded me of Dungeons and Dragons (only better) with the maturity an adult would enjoy. His writing, and system for naming his world is blessedly simple which allows the reader to enjoy the tale he is telling more. The cast of characters is small, easy to manage and well contained. If the ending was somewhat predictable and the some of the characters actions/reactions weren’t completely believable, it’s easy to overlook. This book is like invigorating candy to action-adventure tales. 4/5 stars