I recently finished Sullivan's book most latest book, Wintertide, and thought I would let everyone know just how fantastic it was. I have read a fair few fantasy books that were released this year, and Wintertide is amongst the best. I noticed in one of Mr. Sullivan's blog posts he asks the question, how did he get in the company of Rothfuss, Weeks, Abercrombie, etc? Well sir, you got there by writing damn good books. Every time he releases a book, he reminds me of why he is one of my favorite authors. In fact, this year, I would say Wintertide and The Emerald Storm both crack my top 5 fantasy books of the year. In both cases, I could not put the book down until it was finished.
Sullivan is exceptional at writing a book that moves quickly, but at the same time lets you get to know and relate to the characters. His writing style isn't lyrical, like Guy Gavriel Kay, but it isn't jolting either. I would recommend the Riyria Revelations to anyone looking for a quick paced, well thought out, and interesting series.