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They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.

There's no ancient evil to defeat, no orphan destined for greatness, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time. 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 in a plot to kill the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out…and so begins this tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

The Crown Conspiracy is book one of the six-book saga: The Riyria Revelations. Eschewing recent trends toward the lengthy, gritty, and dark, the Riyria Revelations is a return to traditional fantasy combining great characters, humor, and drama in appropriate measures. The series is told through six novels each a separate episode in a single epic tale . Across the entire chronicle, mysteries build, characters evolve, and plots thicken, but each is a self-contained story that can be enjoyed in its own right.

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  • The twelfth Earl of Chadwick has plans to advance his position by blackmailing the Marquis of Glouston. What he doesn't count on is Riyria, a team of theives who steal his evidence right out from under his nose.

  • Royce and Hadrian, otherwise known as Riyria break their standard conventions to take a "rush job" that promises to provide them ample funds to see them through the approaching winter.

  • Royce and Hadrian escape the dungeons of Essendon Castle and take an unusual cargo on their way out of the city.

  • Royce and Hadrian continue their journey to Gutaria Prison and a meeting with the mysterious Esrahaddon. Finding the prison is one thing. Getting in is quite another.

  • The party discovers the secret beneath the mountain and Alric finally questions Esrahaddon. They soon learn getting into the prison might have been easier than getting out again.

  • The identity of who is responsible for the death of King Amrath is revealed. The question is what to do about it.

  • Alric seeks support from his father's staunchest supporter and takes refuge at Drondil Fields to prepare for war.

  • The Archduke begins the trial and Royce finds a spider in the stonework.

  • The Prince comes home to Melengar and faces a ring of steel around the city. Royce and Hadrian race against time to save Arista from the stake.

  • Melengar settles in under the new king. This is the end of The Crown Conspiracy but only the beginning of The Riyria Revelations.

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