Review: The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan

The Death of Dulgath

Michael J. Sullivan

The Riyria Chronicles #3

Riyria Enterprises



I rated another Michael J. Sullivan novel five stars.  I’m sure you’re all shocked at this by now.

Summary: Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria.

When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as rogues-for-hire. Things have gone well enough until they’re asked to help prevent a murder. Now they must venture into an ancient corner of the world to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane.


Total Reading Time: 3h 1o

Reading Speed p/h: 119.4

Most Pages Read in a Day: 100

Most Minutes Read in a Day: 57

Yes, I absolutely loved The Death of Dulgath just like I loved all the others.  It’s just so hard for me not to.  I get so caught up in the adventure that any flaws in the story don’t bother me in the slightest.  The books are just so full of action, entertaining characters and fun that I just enjoy reading them and The Death of Dulgath is no exception.

This story sees Royce and Hadrian hired to prevent the assassination of Lady Dulgath, the last in a very old noble family.  Of course, things aren’t entirely what they seem and what follows is a very entertaining story with some nice little twists and turns and an explanation that ties the story into the larger history of the world and has some fun mentions from Sullivan’s Legend’s of the First Empire series.  I love it when authors do that.

The characters are also, once again, a lot of fun to read.  Royce and Hadrian are of course the greatest but the supporting characters are also excellent.  Lady Dulgath presents an interesting mystery for the reader and there were some characters who I liked but were unfortunately short lived.

There’s not much left to really say other than how much I loved The Death of Dulgath.  The story was entertaining and very fun to read.  I love Sullivan’s writing style because it is so easy to get on with and he writes an brilliant adventure story.  I’ve only got one more book to read and I’ve caught up with the Riyria books (insert sad emoji here).

In my opinion there is only one big flaw with this book: it’s not the same size as the others.  Might not me a big deal for most people but I hate it when books in a series are different sizes.

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