What’s on the Riyria Reading Order?
This timeline includes all of the Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan in chronological order. These books take place on the world of Elan, and includes all of the novels and short stories that take place on that world. This includes several series of books:
- The Riyria Revelations books came first.
- Riyria Chronicles followed but take place before the first series.
- The First Empire books take place in the distant past and stand alone.
These three series provide the bulk of the Riyria books, but you will find several short stories as well.
Where do I start reading the Riyria books?
The Riyria books have too good places to start. First, the first books to be published (The Riyria Revelations series) is one good place. But the First Empire series, starting with Age of Myth, is another good place to start because it takes place so far in the past that it stands on its own.
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|1||The First Empire||Buy||Age of Myth||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2016|
|2||The First Empire||Age of Swords||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2017|
|3||The First Empire||Age of War||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||TBD|
|4||The First Empire||Age of Legends||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||TBD|
|5||The First Empire||Age of Empire||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||TBD|
|6||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||The Crown Tower||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2013|
|7||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||The Viscount and the Witch||Short Story||Michael J. Sullivan||2011|
|8||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||The Rose and the Thorn||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2013|
|9||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||The Jester||Short Story||Michael J. Sullivan||2014|
|10||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||Professional Integrity||Short Story||Michael J. Sullivan||2015|
|11||Riyria Chronicles||Buy||The Death of Dulgath||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2015|
|12||Riyria Revelations||Traditions||Short Story||Michael J. Sullivan||2013|
|13||Riyria Revelations||Buy||Theft of Swords||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2011||Collects The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha|
|14||Riyria Revelations||Buy||Rise of Empire||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2011||Collects Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm|
|15||Riyria Revelations||Buy||Heir of Novron||Novel||Michael J. Sullivan||2012||Collects Wintertide and Percepliquis|