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:
AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR
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
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