The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter (#4)

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A daughter vanishes. Two rogues are paid a fortune to find her. It isn’t enough.

When Gabriel Winter’s daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution – the notorious Duster.

Ride with Royce and Hadrian as the cynical ex-assassin and idealistic ex-mercenary travel to a mysterious old-world city filled with nobles claiming descent from the imperial aristocracy. Riyria’s job appears easy: discover what happened to the missing duchess and, if she lives, bring her home . . . if not, punish those responsible. But nothing is simple in the crowded, narrow, mist-filled streets of Rochelle, where more than one ancient legend lurks.


“This volume is a highly satisfying addition to the Riyria Chronicles that adds to the backstory of Hadrian and Royce.”

Booknest, 4.5/5 stars

“As a reader, it always amazes me to watch an author’s skill grow over time, and indeed Sullivan’s writing has become a lot more polished since the days of the Riyria Revelations […] It is truly impressive how Hadrian and Royce’s adventures have stayed so fresh and utterly captivating even after all these years and so many novels.”

The BiblioSanctum, 4.5/5 stars

“Royce and Hadrian are very, very easily my two favorite characters in all of fantasy […] [THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WINTER’S DAUGHTER] was just fantastic. This was a really great addition to the series.”

Super Star Drifter

“Nothing in this particular novel shows signs of Michael slowing down when it comes to the Riyria duo. From prose to pacing to interesting plot ideas, a fantastic cast of side characters and the ever-expected witty dialogue and squabbling between the two friends, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WINTER’S DAUGHTER feels once more like coming home. Or, to put it differently, like inviting two old friends back into your home, having waffles for breakfast and having awkward conversations about unicorns and polka dots. In yet other words, I loved it.”

Reading Lamp

“Fans will rejoice in Tim Gerard Reynolds’s return to narrate the latest adult fantasy featuring professional thieves Hadrian and Royce. The pairing of Reynolds’s narration with Sullivan’s multilayered storytelling is outstanding. Reynolds’s sense of the heroes’ personalities makes the bantering dialogue a joy to hear and enhances the tale’s humor and emotional depths.”