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Publisher Description

One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.

Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun.

Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series:

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 28
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Lkrieg ,

Lots of interesting characters

This book was slow to start but once the action started it kept on building. There are a lot of interesting characters to meet in this story and it's fun to see how they all tie together. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

ShootForTheEdit ,

I tried. I really tried. But it’s so BORING.

I’m standing by my original review of 2 stars. Unfortunately, not even GraphicAudio was able to save this drag of a book.

I REALLY wanted to like this book, and I honestly gave it every chance possible. Literally. I tried reading it, I tried listening to the audiobook, and after both of those bored me to the point of DNF, I gave it one final try with the GraphicAudio version. And while I did finally finish it, it remained an uneventful disappointment.

It had an interesting final 5%, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the 95% struggle it took to get there.

As I stated in my original review, you can have all the world building and character development you want, but at some point SOMETHING needs to happen. Seeing how slow this book is, and knowing that it’s going to be a 5 book series, doesn’t boost my confidence that this entire story isn’t going to be dragged out to an extreme.

***Original Review***

Got about half way through the book (and given how long the book is, that’s about the length of a normal book) and realized how boring it was. I was forcing myself on in the hopes that something exciting would happen, but there seemed to be no hint of that anytime soon. And knowing that this is going to be a 5 book series, I’m pretty sure that things are going to be very dragged out.

Age of Myth follows the annoying stereotype of many epic fantasy books, in that world building and character development take precedence over story. I understand that these things are important, but at some point, SOMETHING needs to happen. When a novel becomes all exposition and no substance, it’s no longer a novel, it’s just Fictional Non-Fiction (and yes, I just made that up).

JDSquires ,


Any fans of epic high fantasy should pick this up. A well developed world with great characters and Easter eggs for those familiar with Sullivan’s Riyria series

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