Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4) by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4)

Each culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all. With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone’s plan...

Details Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4)

TitleAge of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4)
Release DateJul 9th, 2019
PublisherGrim Oak Press
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Audiobook

Reviews Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4)

  • TS Chan
    9th July: Book drops today!!A brilliant sequel which fulfilled my eager anticipation and high expectations, Age of Legend takes the First Empire series to the next level of greatness with the promise of a showstopper by its finale.Age of Legend is structurally different from the continuous narrative in the preceding three volumes. This book has three sections; the first part is the shortest which deals with the immediate aftermath of the battle a...
  • Bradley
    The good:If you have been enjoying the Legends of the First Empire so far, you're probably going to enjoy this and the newish direction it takes. In a very positive way, it is more of the same with many of the same characters, dealing with the aftermath of the big blow-out of the previous book and learning how to move forward. Brin gets a lot of page-time and I, for the most part, enjoyed these parts more than the rest. Writing about writing is f...
  • Terence
    The war rages on until it reaches a stalemate. Persephone tries to forge a peace only to see her ambassador betrayed and taken captive. An unlikely group seeks a legend in order to save their friend.Age of Legend is an enjoyable book, but I just don't see how they could end it where they did. Worst of all it caught me completely off guard because I was only 86% of the way through the book according to my Kindle. I can't believe I have to wait ano...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    RELEASE DAY!!!This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Everything is so obvious when you look back. It is the first time through the garden-of-fear-and-doubt that messes with your head. — The Book of Brin Michael J. Sullivan (MJS) is one of my favorite epic fantasy writers.  He is dependable, great at tying threads together and always gives his reader something a little unexpected.  Age of Legend is the fourth book in the th...
  • Claudia
    My first time to the author’s Kickstarter project and I must say I’ll be a regular one from now on because I got to read this book three months before its official publication. Yey!Sullivan’s books are like a cozy nook for me: comfortable, relaxing and mood improving, with extra bonuses such as joy, laugh and a great feeling overall.This fourth installment makes no exception; I missed this universe and I’m thrilled two more books are foll...
  • Audrey
    4.5 starsBeta read: Jan to Feb 2019Gamma read: April 2019Me picking up a Michael Sullivan book:The truth is that everyone can achieve greatness, but many don’t try because they think of themselves as merely ordinary.This six-book series is sub-divided into two three-book arcs. This is the beginning of the second arc, which means the story heads into a very unexpected direction and has a bit of a cliffhanger. However, the next two books should b...
  • Maja Ingrid
    4,5 starsI. NEED. AGE. OF. DEATH. NOW!- - - No spoilers, just short rant, because that's what I do best.Okay, so it's been some hours since i finished the book and I've been trying to, and failing, to gather my thoughts. It was a solid 4 through most of it, but the ending had me in pieces so bumped it up 0,5 stars and rounded up to a 5. It will likely remain at 5 because I'm still all over the place about it. It's not my favourite of the books, o...
  • Scott Hitchcock
    Book 1: 5*Book 2: 3.5*Book 3: 4.5*Book 4: 3*I'm being kind with my 3*'s. I thought about giving it 2.5. The good news is this sets us up for an epic book 5. The bad news is much like book 2 nothing really happens. This series could have been better had it been a trilogy where book 2 was condensed into a long prologue for book 3 and ditto with this book for book 5. MJS does his usual good job with the characters but we've known them for a long tim...
  • Tim
    OK I am definitely weak, yes I was a Kickstarter backer and I thought I could wait for the actual physical release of Age of Legend. But I guess not as I just went through the book this weekend. I mean what else was I going to do after a blizzard rolled through and dumped nearly 2 feet of snow and stranding us in...********* WARNING THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS OF THE PRIOR BOOKS AHEAD ***********[and I will try to keep other spoilers to a minimum si...
  • Andreas
    Right. So, the Riyria books were pretty light-hearted and fun. But this series has been a constant kick between the legs. Or at least Age of War and Age of Legend have been. And of course it's topped of with a massive cliffhanger that I'll have to wait months for to be resolved. Thanks. Really, thanks a lot.4.5/5 stars
  • Ron
    “Suri sat alone with a sword across her lap, staring at what most would call a dragon, but which the onetime mystic of Dahl Rhen saw as a fragment of her broken heart.” The opening of a monumental work. As Sullivan explains in his Author’s Note, this book opens a trilogy similar to the three volumes of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The comparison is both apt and misleading. Apt because the struggle described is both intimate and cosmic...
  • Rob
    Executive Summary: This series seems to alternate between great books and just good ones. This was a good one. I felt like too much time was spent setting things up and just as it was set, it ended. 3.5 stars.Audiobook: Tim Gerard Reynolds does his usual fantastic job. I've enjoyed every book he's narrated, and none more than those written by Mr. Sullivan. The narration helped me through some of the slower parts at the start of this book. Full Re...
  • Hillary
    After burning through all the of these in a week, I am a bit crushed that I must now wait. Time to reread the Royce and Hadrian escapades...
  • Donna
    Arrgh!! I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars on this one. First, I love MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN!! Really. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Most everything I have read by him has been 5 stars or dang close to that. So I am a little tortured here because I didn't love this. That kills me a little on the inside. This still had the same great characters, who were probably as tortured as I feel writing this. They were the characters I've come to love, and the relationships we...
  • Calley Odum
    Edit: I helped to fund the Kickstarter, so I have access to the ebook format. Told myself I would wait for the print. Didn’t happen.Obsessed? Me? Never.But yes, I finished this book in less than 24 hours, so maybe.This 4th installment is VERY different from the previous books in the series, both in content and style. First, There are a few year/multi year time jumps, which is... hmmm. It’s necessary, I think, given the time period and methods...
  • Micperk
    2.5 starsI've loved the series leading up to this book. It took me a while to purchase it because I've been avoiding the more traditional fantasy books (elves,dwarves, etc). Once I started this series I realized how massive of a mistake that was, this series has delivered moments that have completely crushed me and moments of triumph. I wanted to say this to kind of give insight to the series as a whole so far, instead of just this one book.THIS ...
  • Avi
    Much of what I love about Sullivan books buoys Age of Legend back to the shore of enjoyability, including the vivid characterizations. The carefully crafted tale continues, for those who’ve been following along even since Riyira.There is a bit of bad here that I haven’t encountered before with Sullivan’s writing, and it weighs our story down. One, we see some fairly inexplicable character choices serve to move the plot along. Nothing takes ...
  • Emily
    Age of Legend by Michael J Sullivan*****4.5*****I was so excited to get my hands of this book and I am happy to say it did not disappoint. While I didn't find it quite as un-put-downable as some of the other installments, I thoroughly enjoyed my return journey into MJS' world. He had my emotions up within the first few pages. Legend is the older, more mature sibling to the three previous books. Our favorite characters are all older and more matur...
  • Marie
    I swear I'd only just gotten invested in the story when it ended *sigh*. Kindle books can be deceiving because without looking ahead one can't really know when it's going to end. This book was one such surprise - ending with a major cliff hanger at 86%. I don't really mind cliffhangers though some are harder to deal with then others. In this case it was more like - well, that happened ... rather then Nooooo! when is the next book coming out! I wi...
  • Rachael
    Intense ending to a fun book! Even forewarned of a cliffhanger it was still shocking. Also the whole book was wonderful and well done. Definitely 100% interesting. Great pacing, great characters. Not perfect (not enough Persephone!) and definitely very ambitious but I’m such a sucker for this world and I’m thrilled that each installment gets better and better. I can see readers having difficulty with the time jumps. But the war is LONG and I ...
  • Scott Pare
    I loved it. The only thing I have to say I didn't like . . .IT WAS TOO SHORT.I'm proud to have supported Michael in self-funding this book though and look forward to the next book in the series.
  • Megan
    The end of the third book (Age of War) gave the reader a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to a wonderful trilogy. But wait!There's another THREE books to the series! At first I was a little worried that this book may feel a little forced and a little like flogging a dead horse continuing a story that was fairly well finished. I have never been so happy to be wrong!While some of our MCs from previous books are no longer part of the story or have m...
  • Jonas
    Beta read, temporary review. The score I'm giving is for the book on its own. The book within the series is alas my least favorite so far, within the series it will have to be a 3/5, but that doesn't mean this is a bad book. In comparison to the others I found the delivery to be a bit lacking, I didn't feel satisfied when I finished the book. I think just one chapter more would have done it for me. The story itself is a buildup to 2 separate even...
  • Jess
    Not my favorite installment to the series but really good nonetheless. The pacing felt really fast and the (cliffhanger) ending snuck up on me before I knew it, so obviously now I'm dying for the next book!
  • Kathleen
    I read and listened interchangeably. Excellent 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ narration!! Good story, too, especially because Sullivan has a knack for creating a setting with a textured atmosphere and a sense of place. But IMO it’s the weakest of the four published thus far. I liked it, nonetheless, and am certainly intrigued by Trilos, Malcom, the Witch, and by Mawyndule’s servant, Treya. (Spelling??). I wonder where Malcolm went, and why he seemed concer...
  • Sonny
    Well that was a little disappointing after the first three books. Plot wise, nothing much really happens in this book. It was full of soapy drama and a lot of mistakes. It appears that Brin and Persephone have started sipping on the same cocktail Tyrion was drunk on in seasons 7 & 8.(view spoiler)[What Brin said to Tesh at the end is one of the cruelest and illogical things I've ever read. What does she expect Tesh to do? Is he suppose to just ch...
  • Elwen
    How dare could you, Michael! Made us care about these characters so much and let this end with one of the worst cliffhangers ever.So my dear fellow readers, take my advice: Buy this book, cause it's great as always, although it’s the darkest one so far, but don’t read it until the next one is out. You’ll thank me for that :D
  • Wulf Krueger
    “Time had sneaked in and stolen her recklessness.” Michael J. Sullivan has done it again: He has written a book that doesn’t need to hide behind any other work in contemporary fantasy. His latest masterpiece, Age of Legend, the Kickstarter of which I had the honour to participate in, begins after the Battle of Grandford at the end of the previous book, Age of War. This makes “Age of Legend” the fourth book in Michael’s “The Legends...
  • Stephen Richter
    I like everything about this book and series. Great characters you care about. Great villians with complicated back stories. A logical plot that moves the characters into action with lots of snappy dialogue. I did not want the book to end and when it did.... it is a good thing that MJS is not my neighbor because I would have knocked on his door and screamed " No you didn't, " but MJS did. The next book can not come out soon enough. Another nice t...