Title: Age of Myth
Author: Michael J Sullivan
Release date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Del Rey
Page Count: 396
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.
If you want a good epic fantasy, look no further since that’s exactly what this book is. Filled with magic and unforeseeable twists and turns this book had me hooked from the beginning. I’ve read some of Sullivan’s previous work but this is by far my favorite. There were so many points of views and so many things happened thought the book but I was never lost or confused. If anything I was more entranced with this entire world.
The book opens with Raithe and his father trespassing on Fhrey, and when they’re apprehended Raithe ends up killing a god and that’s where everything begins. The book moved at a steady pace, nothing ever moved too slowly or fast and there wasn’t any info dumping. There were plenty of fight scenes and moments that I didn’t see coming. At the beginning of every chapter was a little excerpt from the Book of Brin, and it was cool to see how that played out through events that unfolded. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend everyone read it.
Suri: She was my favorite character, she was so odd and fun to be around yet had the heaviest burden of trying to stop their impending doom.
Persephone: Out of all the characters Persephone was the strongest, even after her husband and child’s death she made sure to look out for everyone in her clan although she was no longer their leader and put herself at risk for them.
Raithe: All Raithe did was avenge his father’s death and kill a god, yet it was that action that put all the events into motion.
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