Who is Michael J. Sullivan?
Michael J. Sullivan is an acclaimed American fantasy author known for his self-published works. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia. Alongside his wife and business manager, Robin, Sullivan openly shares his experiences in the publishing industry through numerous interviews available online.
Sullivan’s most notable series is “The Riyria Revelations,” which revolves around the exploits of Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater. Within this captivating fantasy world, the duo becomes entangled in a complex blend of politics, magic, and intrigue. The series gained a substantial fan base and received critical praise for its compelling narrative and well-crafted characters.
In addition to “The Riyria Revelations,” Sullivan has written other fantasy series, such as “The Riyria Chronicles,” which acts as a prequel to the main series, and “Legends of the First Empire,” set in a different era within the same fictional universe.
September 17, 1961, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Theft of Swords (2011): The Crown Conspiracy (2008) & Avempartha (2009)
Riyria Revelations #1-2
244,000 words, 691 pages, 22 hrs and 38 mins to read
Published by Orbit
4.22 out of 5 on Goodreads
Currently, Sullivan has a total of 4 book series. All of Sullivan’s series take place in the same universe of Elan. For more information, check out our beginner’s guide to Michael J Sullivan Books in Order
- Riyria Revelations
- Riyria Chronicles
- Legends of the First Empire
- Rise and Fall
7 Goodreads Choice Awards
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