Orbit has posted the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan.

Orbit will be publishing The Crown Tower worldwide in August 2013. It’s the first book in the Riyria Chronicles and it will be a two book series, with the second novel, The Rose and Thorn, following soon after.

Here’s the synopsis for The Crown Tower:

Two men who hate each other.

One impossible mission.

A legend in the making.

Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with a thieving assassin, Royce, with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm’s most prized possessions. But it isn’t gold or jewels that the old wizard is after, and if he can just keep them from killing each other, they just might do it.

See also: Michael Sullivan’s announcement.

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