The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

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"The pairing of Reynolds's narration with Sullivan's multilayered storytelling is outstanding." — AudioFile Magazine

A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn't enough.

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution — the notorious Duster.

Ride with Royce and Hadrian as the cynical ex-assassin and idealistic ex-mercenary travel to a mysterious old-world city filled with nobles claiming descent from imperial aristocracy. Riyria's job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home...if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle, where more than one ancient legend lurks.

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ISBN-13: 9781721335008
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Riyria Chronicles Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

After finding a manual typewriter in the basement of a friend's house, Michael J. Sullivan 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...Charles Schultzs Snoopy. That spark ignited a flame and Michael's desire to fill blank pages would become 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 without finding any traction in publishing. Since insanity is repeating the same act but expecting a different result, he did the only sane thing he could think of 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 his hope was to help foster a love of reading in his then thirteen-year-old daughter, who struggled due to severe dyslexia. After reading the third book of this series, his wife insisted the novels needed to ""get out there."" When Michael refused to jump back onto the query-go-round, she took over the publication tasks and has run ""the business side"" of his writing ever since.

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The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best of the Riyria Chronicles thus far. It delves deep into the workings between the classes and shows so many aspects that have not yet been explored by MJS. It also takes the time to introduce us to characters that we have met before in the Revelations. It is packed full of action, adventure, and is all around a really good time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the dialog that he writes - snappy banter between comrades, deep and heart felt at other times. Michael J. Sullivan always delivers an excellent tale with compelling characters. I am so glad he continues to bring us more of Royce and Hadrian adventures.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please read all you can of these novels. They are funny and entertaining. The main characters are interesting and interact well.
WillKeats More than 1 year ago
If you have not read Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Series, Disappearance of Winters Daughter is not the first book to pick up in the series, as the plot of the book is simultaneously a prequel and a sequel to many other books that Mr. Sullivan has written. However, if you have read the Riyria Revelations, then Disappearance of Winters Daughter is a must read! First, some of the characters developed for the book including Evelyn Hemsworth are characters I wished Michael J Sullivan had created earlier, so we could get more stories starring her as a random companion to Hadrian and Royce. This story allows us to really look at the lives of the half-eleven, the Belgic, and the other peoples of Elan in a way that some of the Revelations speed through. Additionally, you can tell that this book is the 16th book Michael J Sullivan has written in Elan because I don't think world building and dialogue has ever been better. I cannot recommend this book enough. Come for another great adventure with Hadrian and Royce, stay for Evelyn, jiggery-pockery, and great conversations about unicorns (ONCE YOU READ IT, IT WILL MAKE SENSE).