I'm a bit pressed for time at present, so this will be brief. Let me just say that it is a great story, with a surprising ending, and that I'm going to listen to Riyria Chronicles some time soon, cause I'm curious to find out how it all began.
Well, as expected, Tim Gerard Reynolds does a wonderful job at narrating this. The tale contains everything you'd expect from an adventure, and more. In the last books, there were lots of travels, some by sea. I'm a sucker for maritime stories, I'm a staunch Horatio Hornblower fan, and Michael J Sullivan does a great job at writing up the sea journeys. (I didn't mention them in my previous review, in order not to come close to posting spoilers).
Here, there's a lot of travelling again, and again it's marvellous. I could picture myself going on this perilous journey with such able people as Royce, Hadrian, and the gang.
Suffice it to say, they have to face countless dangers, and not everybody makes it to the end...