To Top
[ Books | Comics | Dr Who | Kites | Model Trains | Music | Sooners | People | RVC | Shows | Stamps | USA ]
[ About | Terminology | Legend | Blog | Quotes | Links | Stats | Updates | Settings ]

Book Details


57.1% complete
1 time
See 28
1 - The Arrow of Death
2 - The Monk
3 - The Gathering
4 - The Voice
5 - One of Them
6 - Divine Providence
7 - The Thief and the Poker
8 - Escape from Urlineus
9 - Inside the Gem Fortress
10 - Death Pays a Visit
11 - The Orinfar
12 - Crossroads
13 - Vernes
14 - A Gem of Great Worth
15 - Teshlor Nights
16 - Hail, Prymus
17 - Cries in the Dark
18 - Six Toes In
19 - Father and Son
20 - Children of Legends
21 - A Cup of Wine
22 - Founder's Day
23 - Miralyith
24 - The Horn
25 - The Invisible Hand Moves
26 - Telling  the Truth
27 - The Last Galantian
28 - Finding  the Way Home
Book Cover
Has a genre Has a year read Has a rating In my library In a series 
 The Rise and Fall*
#1 of 3
The Rise and Fall*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A fantasy series by Michael J Sullivan.

1) Nolyn
2) Farilane
3) Esrahaddon
Nolyn © 2021 by Michael J. Sullivan
This book is dedicated to everyone who has
dared to dream the impossible.

Always remember that the only way to
guarantee failure is to stop trying
Nolyn Nyphronion stood in unrelenting heat and a cloud of biting flies, contemplating philosophy - no small achievement in a rain forest where hot, moist air made breathing a labor, and all things frantically rushed to become dirt.
None on file
No comments on file
Synopsis not on file
Extract not on file


Added: 22-Jun-2023
Last Updated: 19-Dec-2023


Audible Studios
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cover Price:
13 hrs 51 min (487 pages)
1)   14 Dec 2023 - 19 Dec 2023
Internal ID:
United States
Tim Gerard Reynolds  - Narration
Michael J Sullivan  - Narration
Robin Sullivan  - Narration

New York Times Audio Bestseller | Amazon Editor's Pick | Audible Editor's Pick

After more than five hundred years of exile, the heir to the empyre is wary about his sudden reassignment to active duty on the Goblin War’s front lines. His mission to rescue an outpost leads to a dead-end canyon deep inside enemy territory, and his suspicion turns to dread when he discovers the stronghold doesn't exist. But whoever went to the trouble of planning his death to look like a casualty of war didn't know he would be assigned to the Seventh Sikaria Auxiliary Squadron. In the depths of an unforgiving jungle, a legend is about to be born, and the world of Elan will never be the same.

From Michael J. Sullivan, The New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post best-selling author, a new adventure begins with the first book in The Rise and Fall trilogy. Although this series is set in the same world as the Riyria novels and the Legends of the First Empire books, it is a standalone tale. As such, no prior knowledge of the other works is required to enjoy this tale to its fullest.
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©2021 Michael J. Sullivan ℗2020 Audible, Inc.



Michael J Sullivan  
Birth: 17 Sep 1961 Detroit, Michigan, USA
From "About the Creator" on

Michael J. Sullivan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author, and no one is more surprised by those facts than he. When just a boy, Michael found a typewriter in the basement of a friend's house, inserted a blank piece of paper, and typed, "It was a dark and stormy night." He was just ten years old and mimicking the only writer he knew at the time: Snoopy. That spark ignited a flame, and Michael's desire to fill blank pages became a life-long obsession.

As an adult, Michael spent more than ten years developing his craft by studying authors such as Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck. During that time, he wrote thirteen novels but found no interest from the publishing industry. Since insanity is repeating the same action while expecting a different result, he made the rational choice and quit, vowing never to write creatively again. Never turned out to be too long for Michael, and after a decade, he returned to the keyboard in his forties, but with one condition: He wouldn't seek publication. Instead, he wrote a series of books that had been building in his head during his hiatus.

His first reading love was fantasy, and he hoped to foster a similar reaction in his then thirteen-year-old daughter who struggled due to dyslexia. After reading the third book of this series, his wife insisted that the novels had to "get out there." When Michael refused to jump back onto the query-go-round, Robin took over the publication tasks, and she has run the business side of his writing ever since.


No awards found
  • I try to maintain page numbers for audiobooks even though obviously there aren't any. I do this to keep track of pages read and I try to use the Kindle version page numbers for this.
  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
  • When specific publication dates are unknown (ie prefixed with a "Cir"), I try to get the publication date that is closest to the specific printing that I can.
  • When listing chapters, I only list chapters relevant to the story. I will usually leave off Author Notes, Indices, Acknowledgements, etc unless they are relevant to the story or the book is non-fiction.
  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.

See my goodreads icon goodreads page. I almost never do reviews, but I use this site to catalogue books.
See my librarything icon librarything page. I use this site to catalogue books and it has more details on books than goodreads does.

Presented: 26-May-2024 07:37:18

Website design and original content
© 1996-2024 Type40 Web Design.
Page: bksDetails.aspx
Section: Books

This website uses cookies for use in navigating this site only. No personal information is gathered or shared with anyone. If you don't agree, then don't use this site.