Review. The Rose and the Thorn – Michael J.Sullivan

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 that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn’t realize is what the two are capable of — but she’s about to find out.
My thoughts:
Now what to say….there were a bunch of things that made me go, look look!!! You would have to read the later books to get them. But for those who have not then this is just a normal book, while I found the little things fun.
Like Hilfred! I did not expect that. And the moment Hadrian has in a later book, well that was explained here and made me so sad. Again, I am talking in riddles but I just liked the little things so much 😀 It also made me want to re-read the trilogy and go all awww I read that stuff here.
Ok this is where I should say something that makes sense then 😉
Hadrian and Royce comes back to Medford. Gwen is hurt and Royce is mad. All while back at the castle young Hilfred finds his destiny and we meet the royals again. The book has a conspiracy going on..I will not say too much but there is danger, death and foul things going on.
I really should re-read the series, small things have slipped my mind. Alas, so many books not enough time. Oh and crush on Royce! Even when he is insane.

Paperback, 347 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Orbit
The Riyria Chronicles #2, Riyria #2


29 thoughts on “Review. The Rose and the Thorn – Michael J.Sullivan

  1. Jenny says:

    I think it's a very good sign when a book makes you want to go back and re-read the one before it just so you can stay in the world and experience things all over again:)

  2. Aarti says:

    I'm glad you're enjoying the prequels! I've debated picking them up but I don't think I will because I will always want Hadrian to find someone more worthy of him than whiny, insecure Arista.

  3. Lexi H says:

    Ok…you said trilogy. But I can only find books one (1.5 if you want to count that) and two on Goodreads. Is book three going to be coming out?

  4. Mishel says:

    There's so many great books/series I want to re-read but I'm already behind as it is on books that I have not read yet. *sigh* I think I'd enjoy this setting. I'll definitely have to check out the author and his trilogy, along with this new series coming out.

  5. Lauren Elizabeth says:

    I love when there are little details that pop up in series books and they play off each other, that is always fun! Royce sounds intriguing for sure. I need to read this series! Awesome review 🙂

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