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Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire Book 4) Kindle Edition
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- Book 4 of 6 in Legends of the First Empire
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About the Author
Michael J. Sullivan is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. His debut series, the Riyria Revelations, has sold more than 265,000 copies. The series has also been translated to thirteen foreign languages including German, Dutch, French, and Japanese. His success led him into mainstream publishing where he was awarded the 2010 Iceberg Ink Reviews Best Fantasy Novel Award, among others. He lives in Virginia with his wife and children.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
"If you enjoy epic fantasy, and are perhaps hungering for something with timeless appeal, then I highly recommend picking up Age of Myth."―The BiblioSanctum
"Heroes will be born in the most unlikely way when women show perseverance, tenacity, resilience and truest of intentions."―Zirev, on Age of Swords
"The characters feel alive and I deeply cared for them, the threat is terrible, the enemy is merciless and the fate of the human race is in the balance."―The Audiobook Blog, on Age of Swords
"A fast-paced, compelling read . . . There’s betrayal and love, and some electric dialogue. . . . There’s battles, and costs, triumphs and consequences."―Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews, on Age of Swords
"Fans of David Eddings and Robert Jordan will feel right at home with this series."―sfRevu, on Age of Swords --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- Publication date : July 9, 2019
- File size : 935 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Publisher : Riyria Enterprises, LLC; 1st edition (July 9, 2019)
- ASIN : B07MW9X9BB
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,798 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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To sum things up if you’re rewarding this series and haven’t bought this book yet then don’t. Wait until he publishes book 4.5 and buy them together.
Except this one.
I honestly don't even know where to start.
For one thing, there are some really awkward time jumps. The first 3 books took place over the course of a year or two. This book jumps a whole year after the first couple chapters. Then after a few more chapters, jumps another 5 years. Seemingly, nothing important happened in those five years.
It seems the only reason for that jump is the author: a. Wanted to portray the war as dragging on, and b. Wanted some of the characters to be full adults. But its done so awkwardly, it jars the reader.
Then there's the incredibly stupid thing some of the characters come up with mid way through the story. Its the sort of thing that as soon as the idea comes out the reader immediately knows it's a bad idea. There are ways it could POSSIBLY be mitigated, or approached in a reasonable matter, but instead the characters plunge head long into it. Then it plays out exactly the way you know it has to.
This is a plan worked out by characters who had, up to this point, been sensible and even clever. Then this happens.
Again, the reason for it is obvious. The author needed certain events to be set in motion, but couldn't come up with a reasonable way for it to play out. The solution, apparently, was simply to make the character blindly walk into a situation they had no business not anticipating.
Then there's the ending.
Or lack thereof.
Some people will call it a cliff-hanger. It's not. It's more like a story that just stops half-way through.
Imagine if The Fellowship of the Rings ended when the Fellowship entered Moria. Or, to use Sullivan's own books, if Theft of Swords ended the first time Royce entered Avempartha.
When I reached the end, I literally thought my kindle had glitched and hadn't loaded the entire book. It's that abrupt.
As a personal aside, I also don't like how Persephone is handled in this book. She, for me at least, has been the heart of this series up till now. Unfortunately, she's not in the book. I mean, she is, kind of, in the same way Gifford's horse is in the book. In fact, I think the horse gets more development.
As other's have said, if you want to see the finale to this series, don't pick up this book. At least not yet. Wait until the last book comes out and then maybe pick it up.