Age of Myth
Hey people! I am back with a must read. Alright, so this is the first book of “The Legends of The First Empire series” by Michael J Sullivan, which is fantasy. The series has 6 books in all, and 5 have been released. Book 6 will be releasing early in the new year (February I believe) I have read the first 5 books, and will now tell you how awesome book 1, Age of Myth, really is.
Now this series is a prequel to Sullivan’s first series “Riyria Revelations” but they can be read without any knowledge of that series, and if you have read the Riyria books the same applies. It stands alone, but does give some little insights and references to his first books, which is cool.
Age of Myth is a fantasy book. Rhunes (humans) Frey (Elfs) and the Dhurg (Dwarves) are the main players. This is the start of a story about Rhunes fighting for survival against the Frey after a man named Raithe killed a Frey. They were believed to be gods by Rhunes, but the sudden revelation that they could be killed brings an outcast band of Frey warriors to the Rhunes front door. Now convinced that Rhunes are more than animals and capable of fighting, the Frey warrior, Nyphron, wants to build an army to fight his own people. They why is a long story, but to cut it short, The Fane (leader of the Frey) killed his father with “The Art” which is what we call magic. Not all Frey have the ability and divisions are starting to form. Anyway, the Fane sends a lady Frey, who is very powerful with The Art, to take Nyphron and his band of outcasts back with her for punishment. She is hit on the head with a rock and knocked out. The threat is now very real in the eyes of some Frey, but most believe Rhunes to be mindless sheep and no threat at all. The fane sends his son along with another powerful Frey to find out what is happening, and Raithe once again kills. The prince flees back home having seen the death of his friend. Persophone, the wife of the dead leader of her clan, becomes the new leader and helps her people to survive.
I have missed out A LOT of stuff and characters, i would be here all day. That is a VERY brief outline of the first story, but so much more is important. We have Suri, a young Mystic, and her Wolf Minna, Brin, Roan, Moya, and many more brilliant characters that are essential to the developing story. I am sure this has been very ragged and tough to understand, but like i said i would be here all day. All i can say is that this book is a fabulous introduction to this world of imagination and intrigue. Just READ IT.
Final thoughts… It is an excellent book that has been written with a perfectly paced story that unfolds in a way that has you on edge. I could not put this book down and finished it one sitting. Easy 5 STARS. I loved it.
I hope you enjoyed and understood at least some of this review, it really is a MUST READ, and my review does not do it justice. Thanks people! and remember… KEEP READING! and i will be back soon with another review. Next up is “Age of Swords” book 2 of this series (and my favourite out of the 5 i have read) Cheers!