ConnectiCon Guest of Honor
3/25/2013 Michael will be in the Hartford CT area July 12 - 14 as a Guest of Honor for ConnictiCon. He'll be on a number of panels and participating in the mass autograph signing.
1/18/2013 Michael will be in the Detroit/Dearborn area Jan 18 - 20 for Immortal Confusion. He'll be on a number of panels and participating in the mass autograph signing.
Kindle Daily Deal
12/23/2012 For 24 hours the ebook version of Theft of Swords can be purchased for just $1.99 from all major retail outlets. It will be the featured daily deal of the day for science fiction on Amazon.
New Series Announced: The Crown Tower coming Aug 1, 2013
09/26/2012 Orbit has announced that they have signed two new books by me. The first The Crown Tower will be coming out Aug 1, 2013. The second, The Rose and the Thorn, will be released September 5, 2013.
Rise of Empire online sales shipping
11/28/2011 I've received my pre-order copy of Rise of Empire, the major online venues are showing the books in stock and ready for purchase, but bookstores do not have them as of yet. I suspect they are being held at the warehouse until we are closer to the 12/15/2011 release date.
Theft of Swords ebooks available
11/23/2011 The ebook versions are now live for all major ereadring platform inlcuding Kindle, Nook, iBookStore, Sony eReader, and Kobo. Links to each can be found from the Store Page.
Library Journal Names Theft of Swords a Top Ten Fantasy 11/17/2011 Library Journal released its annual Top Ten Best Book Lists and Theft of Swords was selected for the Fantasy/SciFi category.
Theft of Swords starts shipping
11/08/2011 It's a little ahead of the 11/23 release date but we have confirmed receipt of pre-ordered books. Also Barnes and Nobles across the country show the books in-stock on the bookstores.
Fantasy Book Critic names Heir to top 5 "Most anticipated"
10/06/2011 Fantasy Book Critic posted it's five most anticipated releases for Q1 2012 and Heir of Novron made #2. It is a huge honor to be on this short list, and coming in #2 solidifies this prestigious blogs opinion of the series as a whole.
The Viscount and the Witch Free Short Release
9/29/2011 As a way of saying thanks to the fans, and to tied them over until the Theft of Swords release in November or the Percepliquis release in January, Michael has released a free short of an early adventure of Royce and Hadrian. Download a free copy here.
Library Journal's Debut Book of the Month
9/15/2011 Theft of Swords has been named Library Journal's Debut of the month. They noted that:
German Contracts SignedThe debut of the month brings back the glory days of the "buddy" fantasy as a pair of mercenaries find adventure and trouble around every corner in Michael J. Sullivan's Theft of Swords.
Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller. VERDICT Fans of Fritz Leiber's classic "Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser" novels should welcome the adventures of Hadrian and Royce. A winning debut for fantasy lovers.
9/14/2011 I've officially signed off on contracts for the German editions of the Riyria Revelations. They'll be putting out the series in the six-book format. Release dates are not currently available. This is the sixth foreign language translation of the series which include: French, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Poland. I've also agreed to another deal, but until it is official signed I don't want to say anything just yet.
Facebook Page Launches
9/12/2011 Orbit has created a face book page that they will use to keep the fans updated on all things related to the Riyria Revelations. You can find it here. If you like the page you can see excerpts of all three books including:
- A new, never before published opening to the series by reading Theft of Swords except
- The start of the final book - Percepliquis including an opening chapter that will blow your socks off and reveal some truths behind that have been hidden through the entire series.
All Ridan Editions Now Off the Market
8/31/2011 The ebooks are now officially out of print. For paper copies of books please see a used bookseller or purchase one of the new Orbit editions: The ebooks will be removed at the end of the month, at which time your only option is to pre order an Orbit edition.
Print Books no longer available
8/1/2011 The print books are now officially out of print. For paper copies of books please see a used bookseller or purchase one of the new Orbit editions: .click here. The ebooks will be removed at the end of the month, at which time your only option is to preorder an Orbit edition.
Original Editions of Riyria Revelations Soon to be Discontinued to Make Way for Orbit Trilogy6/21/2011 -The original self-published "Ridan" versions of the Riyria Revelations will soon be retired as the publishing rights transfer to Orbit. Print books will be discontinued first with The Crown Conspiracy going off the market first. The rest of the print books will be phased out by the end of July. Ebooks will be phased out and off the market by the end of August. Percepliquis, the final book in the series, will be released in January to complete the set of six.
Orbit Books to Re-Publish the Riyria Revelations Series6/4/2011 - In November of 2010 Orbit, the fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group, entered into negotiations with author Michael J. Sullivan to re-publish his bestselling Riyria Revelations series. Orbit is a leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy, with imprints in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Orbit intends to re-package the six book series into a trilogy, creating two-book omnibus versions that will be named: Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, and Heir of Novron. The intended publication schedule is to release the books in three consecutive months in November 2011, December 2011, and January 2012.
The concluding novel of the series, Percepliquis, was originally slated for an April 2011 release. In response to fan requests, Orbit has agreed to make a standalone version of Percepliquis available in both print and ebook formats independent of the omnibus version. The release of the final book will coincide with the Orbit omnibus release in January 2012. Michael Sullivan’s artwork will once again grace the cover for Percepliquis and the design and format will mirror the other five books in the series. This will allow those who purchased the original six books to complete their collections.