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Publisher's Summary

The gods have been proven mortal, and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth - from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.
In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched listeners on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without - and bitter rivalries from within.
Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods?
The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid - a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan, where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly.
©2017 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2017 Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Too slow paced

I love this authors stories up to this book . It just seemed too slow paced. Found myself stopping after a chapter or 2. Normally I read for for hours but just kept finding it tedious.

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3 out of 5 stars
By yorkiemom on 08-06-17

Not His Best Offering

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I am an avid Fantasy genre reader. Michael J Sullivan would make my top 3 list. From his very first book I've read/listened with excitement and focused attention, so much a part of the story, invested in the characters. The storylines held me captive and swept me away. I eagerly anticipated this release. Excitement built when the author declared this book his favorite. I struggled to stay focused. My attention wanders. For the first time I found myself "putting the book down" because I got bored. Is it a bad book? No, I just don't think it's the caliber of his others. Michael J Sullivan set a very high bar for himself. I will continue with the series as other books are released because I am a fan of the author and the narrator... and I have experienced the magic they are capable of creating together.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Delaney on 08-27-17

Hmmm

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Ok I liked the first book, and you simply can’t complain about anything Tim Reynolds narrates. However, even then and with the second book I just couldn’t get past a few issues; for one the elves come across as petulant children, and the dwarves as real scumbags. I guess you could argue that Tolkien’s vision has given many a perspection of those race, but still the racial tone of both just felt wrong.

But by far the main complaint I have is the humans. You have a race that as clearly intelligent and has dialog to supposed they aren’t a stupid race, and yet in the space of a few chapters they discover, the wheel, bow and arrows (which even the elves knew nothing about), learned how to read and create books, then go onto being able to decipher an ancient language, and cast a spell that should have been clearly beyond them. Plus quite a lot of other technological insights they had.

Now I will take this all back if the author has a logical reason for all the above, and I will listen to the rest of the series, but as it stands the structural framework/historical bases for each race for me just doesn’t sit well.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Simon Madsen on 07-20-18

Mediocre experience

While not my favourite book, I enjoyed the first of the series, Age of Myth. Age of Swords, not so much.

When I listen to audio books it's important to me that the narrator isn't disruptive of the story, they are there to convey the story, and not take focus from it. Tim does a good job of this. The conversations were also distinguishable and easy to follow. Some times narrators drown the character conversations because they are monotone.

My first issue with this was that several major plots were rather easy to spot. In fact, I already saw these coming in Age of Myth. I'm by no means Sherlock Holmes, and I'm willing to bet most of you saw it coming as well. I won't spoil which ones, but I did sigh when they came to pass because it was too obvious and didn't do much for the story.

The second issue was as most others describe, the technology advances. In the span of one week the bow was invited AND mastered. If that wasn't enough, written text, paper and the pen was invented and used to decipher an even older language. Oh, and the wheel was invented as well. Too much has been crammed into this relatively short period, and it quite clearly to try and progress the story with little twists. It doesn't work very well.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 07-31-18

Better than anticipated; still dull in parts

Parts of this book are boring. It comes together nicely, and isn’t bad overall - I quite liked it. But I wouldn’t have stuck with it without Tim reading it - he is amazing. I like enough to want the next book - a positive sign!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ed on 12-13-17

Excellent continuation of the series.

Excellent narrator. The story continues to flow with unforseen twists. I was enthralled to the end.

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