The boys are back!,
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This review is from: The Rose and the Thorn: Book 2 of The Riyria Chronicles (Paperback)
Fortunately for me I came across the Riyria series in mid 2013 meaning I haven't had to wait too long for these two prequel novels. I was hooked right from the start, and now with these prequels we are finding out the origins of where Royce and Hadrian came from in more detail. Their back stories are fleshed out and we get to see a little of how such an unlikely pair came together, what made them each who they are, and how their loyalties (few as they are) were created.
I love the interaction between the two, but also am so happy that we get to find out Gwen's story. She's a really strong character who we have really known too little about until now. Other characters too are given a background which gives more feeling to their actions in the original series, which I now have to go and re-read (no hardship there!).
I really hope that further books will be coming in this series and we get to see more of the exploits that gave the Riyria their reputation, both with their friends and with everyone else.