Age of Swords (Legends of the First Empire Series #2)

Age of Swords (Legends of the First Empire Series #2)

by Michael J. Sullivan


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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 readers 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 long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes 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. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly.

Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series:


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101965368
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Legends of the First Empire Series , #2
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Sullivan opened the first door to his imagination with typewriter keys found in a friend’s basement when he was just eight years old. Today he uses computer keys, writing classic fantasy with unlikely heroes, including the bestselling Riyria novels and his latest epic, The Legends of the First Empire.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Map xv

Chapter 1 The Storm 3

Chapter 2 Giant Problems 23

Chapter 3 The Circle of Fire 29

Chapter 4 Rapnagar 41

Chapter 5 Small Solutions 54

Chapter 6 The Prince 67

Chapter 7 The Road to Tirre 81

Chapter 8 Ride of the Stone God 95

Chapter 9 Under the Rose Bridge 104

Chapter 10 Something to Believe In 117

Chapter 11 Under the Wool 134

Chapter 12 The Council of Tirre 145

Chapter 13 Crossing the Bridge 161

Chapter 14 The Nightmare 177

Chapter 15 Caric 189

Chapter 16 Long Gone 202

Chapter 17 Gronbach 209

Chapter 18 Choosing Swords and Shield 221

Chapter 19 Neith 236

Chapter 20 Betrayal 252

Chapter 21 Losing Face 267

Chapter 22 The Agave 287

Chapter 23 The Gula-Rhunes 302

Chapter 24 Balgargarath 314

Chapter 25 Makareta 331

Chapter 26 The Challenge 339

Chapter 27 Facing the Demon 350

Chapter 28 Death by Steps 375

Chapter 29 Aftermath 386

Chapter 30 The Nature of Dwarfs 397

Chapter 31 The Keenig 419

Chapter 32 The Plan 440

Glossary of Terms and Names 449

Acknowledgments 467

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