The Riyria Chronicles are a series of novels and short stories following the adventures of Royce Melborn (a cynical thief) and Hadrian Blackwater (an idealistic ex-mercenary) in the years prior to the events of The Riyria Revelations.
Three times they tried to kill her. Then a professional was hired. So was Riyria.
When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Royce and Hadrian must venture into an ancient corner of Elan to save a mysterious woman who knows more about Royce than is safe and cares less about herself than is sane.
Three short stories and an excerpt from the upcoming novel (The Death of Dulgath) provides an introduction to Riyria, a team of rogues featuring Hadrian Blackwater (an idealistic swordsman) and Royce Melborn (a cynical thief). This sampler provides some examples to help the reader determine if the full-length novels are a good fit for their reading preferences.
Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lessonabout good deeds.