MAGIC IS THE ONLY WEAPON AGAINST THE GODS
A plague rages in the streets of Perizzi. City guards rally to deal with riots while the young magicians of the Tower pool their healing powers to find a cure.
Elsewhere, new alliances are formed to stem the rising darkness strengthening a deity who feeds on pestilence and decay. Gods, Sorcerers and Battlemages must set aside the...more
Après la grosse dérouillée qu’elle s’est prise, Akosh se planque et tente de rassembler ses forces, mais celui qui a manigancé les évènements des tomes précédents dans l’ombre commence à la trouver bien encombrante. C’est un monstre encore plus puissant qui pourrait sortir de l’om ...more
Review: This was a really good end to a series that started in lackluster fashion and ended with a bang.
The characters continued to evolve along with the story line, in good ways and bad. When you have immortal beings, it can be hard to develop the character, yet the author was able to move their perspectives by exerting external pressures. Very well done. Munroe and Wren fail to reach potential as one is mired in revenge and the other just gets more speshul, if that is possible.
In summary this is where the Gods, the mages and the humans have to work together, sort of. Magic is still blamed for the state of the world and can the mages prove they can be a force for good or are they ...more
Contains spoilers for both Mageborn and Magefall. Also may contain possible spoilers for the Age of Darkness trilogy.
For a guy who hated one of my favorite books, Stephen Aryan can tell a pretty good story. His second trilogy set in this particular world, the Age of Dread continues what the Age of Darkness started, with magic, law, and the gods themselves coming to the forefront for this conclusion.
The Age of Darkness ended in an epic battle for the good of the world, but the Age of Dr ...more
The last boss fight with Kai was pointless. I swear all he did was sit there and let them kill him? there was no danger to the fight and it was so disappointing. What was the point of building this character up for it to just fizzle out and die. Also the repetition in the book just made it plainly obvious that the writer was running out of i ...more
Following the events of Magefall, this novel brings the trilogy to its conclusion with many unexpected events along the way. All the major characters are involved including a few ones. The characters continue to develop, especially the younger ones. It's about magic, betrayal, deities, pestilence and death (with shades of Lovecraft!) as well as a relatively positive outcome at the end. Obviously it's worth reading the first two parts as it does not stan ...more
I'm not sure what happened here for me. I loved the first two to bits and pieces. But this one came off as a little random to me. I got to the halfway point and found that new problems were being introduced and they felt thrown in to me. Maybe if they were introduced earlier I would have found it more intense and a bigger build up to the final book rather than dropping problems all in the last book. Because there was so many things to solve in the final book...the ending fell flat to ...more
The conclusion to a great series of books that I have really enjoyed reading. There is a bit of everything in this book a plague, magic and some ass kicking. I hope we get to see some of these characters again in another adventure sometime soon.
It's lighter than other fantasy but it's perfect for this summer time.
I loved the characters development, the world building and how the plot was developed.
I look forward to reading other books in this series.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine. ...more
I’m a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. It started with The Hobbit, The Belgariad, the Earthsea books, the Shannara books, DragonLance and then David Gemmell, who was a huge influence on my writing.
My novels include:-
Age of Darkness (first trilogy)
Age of Dread (second trilogy)
A prequel novella to everything, Of Gods and Men, w ...more