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

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 28, 2016 - Fiction - 432 pages
One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

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 J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series.

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 humans 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.

Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series:
AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR
 

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In the days of darkness before the war, men were called Rhunes. We lived in Rhuneland or Rhulyn as it was once known. We had little to eat and much to fear. What we feared most were the gods across ... Read full review

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Contents

Of Gods and Men
3
The Mystic
18
The God Killer
28
The New Chieftain
46
Before the Door
54
Rumors
67
The Black Tree
83
Asking the Oak
94
The Boulder
228
Healing the Injured
244
Waiting on the Moon
256
The Prince
273
The Full Moon
283
Curse of the Brown Bear
293
The Cave
308
Demons in the Forest
315

Tight Places
111
The Galantians
127
The Tutor
148
Gods Among Us
159
The Bones
182
Into the West
186
The Lost One
201
Miralyith
214
Trapped
325
Beneath the Falls
336
When Gods Collide
347
The First Chair
366
Glossary of terms AND NAMes
381
Acknowled GMENts
393
Age of Swords
397
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Michael J. Sullivan opened the first door to his imagination with typewriter keys found in a friend’s basement when he was just ten years old. Today he uses computer keys, writing classic fantasy with unlikely heroes, including the bestselling Riyria novels and his latest epic Legends of the First Empire.

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