AISFP 219 – Michael J. Sullivan, Part One, THE CROWN TOWER

Timothy C. Ward interviews Michael J. Sullivan about his upcoming release in the Riyria universe, The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, which is the first prequel book to his infamous Riyria Revelations series from Orbit Books. We wanted to post this interview in time for you to cash in on some giveaways available to preorder customers. Michael talks about the difference in writing this prequel series, about his next Fantasy series (The First Empire Series) and how different time periods changes how you write dialogue. And, he also shares inside info on his Hollow World Kickstarter campaign, including a surprising new demographic of readers he gained from that process.

Michael was also a guest on: AISFP 125 and AudioTim 16 ( and Part Two of this interview, AISFP 220 – Hybrid Author)

Preorder bonuses for The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn:

  • Signed (and dedicated if desired) bookplates to put in your print copies
  • Signed bookmarks (1 for you and 2 to share with your friends)
  • Entry for a drawing of a signed copy of The Crown Tower – keep it for yourself and give your pre-order to a friend 😉
  • Free copy of “The Jester” a Royce and Hadrian short story made possible with the permission of Shawn Speakman, editor of The Unfettered Anthology where the story was first published (Limited to the first 500 entries)

It doesn’t matter where you place your pre-order (here are some popular links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | BooksAMillion | IndieBound | Powells | Chapters |  or whether it is for the print or ebook.

Michael’s blog for Riyria also has some book giveaway links for The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn:

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  1. Glad you are keeping the series going. Writing is a solitary profession. It’s nice to enter writer world when I stop to do the dishes.:)

  2. Thanks for listening and being part of our writer world!

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