Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire

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 Tolkien himself. Now, Sullivan’s stunning hardcover debut, Age of Myth, inaugurates an original five-book series–and one of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

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 men 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.

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  1. Traditional, Old-School, Epic Fantasy Michael J. Sullivan has returned to the world of his Riyria series, this time taking his readers to an era three millennia before the six-volumes of the Riyria Revelations series. Age of Myth, the first in a five-volume “Legends of the First Empire” series, explores a time when humans (“the Rhune”) are barely subsisting in hovels, dwarves (“Dhergs”) have been driven deep below ground, and elves (“the Fhrey”) – having recently discovered…

  2. A great start to a new series A new Michael Sullivan book is always a treat. He’s a great storyteller, and I’ve enjoyed his Royce and Hadrian books (the Riyria Chronicles and Revelations). Although this new book (‘Age of Myth,’ the first of a five part series) is set in the same world as Riyria, it takes place thousands of years before. So it’s essentially a new world, and I entered with some trepidation. 

  3. Wonderful Beginning to Sullivan’s New Fantasy Series As a devoted fan of Michael Sullivan’s Riyria series I’ve been looking forward to diving into his new series ever since I first heard about it. My bottom line opinion may be a little confusing but it’s the best I can describe it: I got everything I expected and I also got everything I didn’t expect. 

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