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*** NOTE: This is the first four chapters (66 pages) of Hollow World (coming April 15, 2014) ***

THE FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he's willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and ...

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Overview

*** NOTE: This is the first four chapters (66 pages) of Hollow World (coming April 15, 2014) ***

THE FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but faced with a terminal illness he's willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. Ellis could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began...but only if he can survive Hollow World.

Welcome to the future and a new science fiction thriller from the bestselling author of The Riyria Revelations.

Michael Sullivan's Works
NOVELS
The Riyria Revelations
* Theft of Swords (contains The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha)
* Rise of Empire (contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm)
* Heir of Novron (contains Wintertide and & Percepliquis)

The Riyria Chronicles
* The Crown Tower
* The Rose and the Thorn

Standalone Novels
* Hollow World
* Antithesis (coming soon)
* A Burden to the Earth (coming soon)

SHORT STORIES
Sold Individually
* The Viscount and the Witch (Fantasy: The Riyria Chronicles)
* The Jester (Fantasy: The Riyria Chronicles)
* Greener Grass (Dystopian Science Fiction)

Anthologies
* Unfettered: The Jester (Fantasy: The Riyria Chronicles)
* The End--Visions of Apocalypse: Burning Alexandria (Dystopian Science Fiction)
* Triumph Over Tragedy: Traditions (Fantasy: Tales from Elan)
* Fantasy Faction: Autumn Mists (Fantasy: Contemporary)
* Help Fund My Robot Army!: The New and Improved Monkey Paw (Fantasy: Contemporary)

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Editorial Reviews

Fantasy Review Barn - Pauline M. Ross
This is a clever and thought-provoking story, with loads of interesting ideas, some adrenalin-pumping action and plenty of humour
sffworld - Nila White
This book made me laugh. It also made me cry. And in the end, it made me think. I highly recommend Hollow World for anyone looking for a book that brushes on and plays out some political and social issues we face today.
Jake Elliott Fiction - Jak Elliott
The writing flowed easy, and with an edge of humor, Hollow World was a pleasure to read.
A Writer's Sidequest - Christopher Mansell
Hollow World is one of those old style science fiction books I never really expected to see again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149393527
  • Publisher: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 36,466
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Sullivan
After finding a manual typewriter in the basement of a friend’s house, Michael inserted a blank piece of paper and typed: It was a dark and stormy night and a shot rang out. Well, he was just eight years old at the time, so we’ll forgive him that trespass. But the desire to fill the blank page and see what doors the typewriter keys would unlock wouldn’t let him go. For ten years Michael developed his craft by studying authors such as Stephen King, Ayn Rand, and John Steinbeck. During that time, he wrote twelve novels, and after finding no traction in publishing, he gave up and vowed never to write creatively again.

Michael discovered that never is a very long time, and he ended his writing hiatus after a decade. The itch returned when he decided to create a series of books for his then thirteen-year-old daughter, who was struggling in school due to dyslexia. Intrigued by the idea of writing a series with an overarching story line, he created the Riyria Revelations. Each of the six books was written as an individual episode but also included intertwining elements and mysteries that develop over time. Michael describes this endeavor as something he did “just for fun with no intention of publishing.” After presenting the first manuscript to his daughter, he was chagrined that she declared, “I can’t read it like this, can’t you get it published?”

So began his second adventure on the road to publication, which included: drafting his wife to be his business manager; signing with an independent press; and later creating a small press. After two and a half years, the first five books sold more than 70,000 copies and ranked in the top twenty of multiple Amazon fantasy lists. In November 2010, he leveraged his success and received his first commercial publishing contract for three novels from Orbit Books (the fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group, USA). In addition, Michael reached international status with more than fifteen foreign rights translations including France, Spain, Russia, and Germany, just to name a few.

Michael’s work has been well received by critics and readers alike, earning him thousands of positive ratings/reviews, interviews, and articles. He has attributed much of his success to the fantasy book blogging community. Dubbed “the little indie that could” he found his books pitted as the only independent in major competitions such as the 2
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  • Posted November 14, 2013

    Fantastic story. The characters are very engaging, and the story

    Fantastic story. The characters are very engaging, and the story will hold your interest. Couldn't put it down til it was all done! Then, of course, I had to get the whole series. It's been a very long time since a book has sincerely shocked me. What an astounding ending to the series in the final book of the Riyria Revelations! More would be nice, Mr. Sullivan!

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