Age of Swords : Legends of the First Empire

  • by Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Series: Legends of the First Empire
  • 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Hard to believe its Sullivan's favorite

I've been a huge fan of all of Sullivan's work thus far, but this book was pretty disappointing.

Things I liked:
1. Bringing the females forward to lead. Loved to see that even if aspects of their character and actions seemed odd.
2. Seeing the beginning of threads from previous series.
3. Really enjoyed the love/hate I developed for the elven prince character.

My issues:
1. Wish he had dreamed up a more believable way for technological progress because it became ludicrous that one 'genius' came up with a new invention at every turn and that a basically illiterate person had invented writing and then was translating ancient dwarven texts within weeks.
2. The main boss battle was so tediously written that I felt compelled to fast forward and by the end I just wanted it to be over.
3. Seemed like snarkiness bled into each character too much so they began to feel a bit homogeneous and seemed really out of character for some and in some situations.
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- Darrin

Devoted to MJS and TGR

I started this series because of the author and narrator, both of whom I just love and would marry (both) if... But I have trudged through the first and now the second - drifting from the story line again and again because it kept veering off course and couldn't hold my attention. But I will continue with the next and the thereafter because I am a devoted fan. Would like a 'tighter' 3rd with more swashbuckling excitement!!
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- phalaenopsisinGville

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books