Age of Legend
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 ...more
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Age of Legend: April 2019
Age of Death: October 2019
Age of Empyre: April 2020
I'm also glad you gave it a chance. Thanks for the kind words!
To make that schedule I need to do the final tweaks, beta reading, and all the editing in short order. But I think it is doable. In many ways the series is two 3-book closely related arcs. So I'd rather have a little more time between War and Legend and shorter times between Legend, Death, and Empyre.(less)
Once this was discovered, I started looking for publishers who don't require audio rights (which pretty much took out all of the big-five), and I negotiated a deal with Kensington Publishing (the largest non big-five publisher). While we have a "deal memo" for them to publish the books, we still don't have anything signed. I would have liked for them to put out the books on a six month schedule, they wanted to follow what Del Rey was doing (1 a year). I finally got a compromise from them where their first book (book #4) would be 1 year from book #3 but then the last two would come out more quickly.
So if the deal does get signed the release dates for the books will be:
Age of Legend (Book #4) - July 2019
Age of Death (Book #5) - March 2020
Age of Empire (Book #6) - October 2020
But, if we can't get this thing signed and put to bed, I'll go back to my original desired release dates which is every 6 months. So that would mean.
Age of Legend (Book #4) - Dec 2018
Age of Death (Book #5) - July 2019
Age of Empire (Book #6) - Dec 2019(less)
June 12, 2019: The hardcover books have arrived! I went to our warehouse and signed a bunch of copies, and Robin added them to our store. So, if you want signed copies of the latest book - and get them signed as well. Come and get them!
May 29, 2019: I can't believe how long it's been since my last update, and I apologize for the lack of communication. Part of the problem i ...more
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 at Alon Rhist. The second section takes place one year after that, and there wi ...more
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 following.
Unlike the previous volumes, this one ends with a cl ...more
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 another year at minimum to learn what happens next. T ...more
Beta read: Jan to Feb 2019
Gamma read: April 2019
Me 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 be out rather quickly.
This volume focuses the most on ...more
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 fun.
The bad, or rather, the indifferent:
I just coul ...more
********* WARNING THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS OF THE PRIOR BOOKS AHEAD ***********
[and I will try to keep other spoilers to a minimum since well this is still nearly 3 months prior to of ...more
I. NEED. AGE. OF. DEATH. NOW!
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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, on the third place actually but it still deserves t ...more
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 of warfare, to show how much of a slog war can be. Bu ...more
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.
The story itself is a buildup to 2 separate events, both of which get answered in a way but leave ...more
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 of the First Empire” series which I whole-heartedly recommend t ...more
Despite this one issue I still really liked this book. It's har ...more
This was another excellent addition to the Legends series, but it did fall short of the other novels. I think it would have landed better with me to have a shorter novella bridging 3 and 4 since there was such a time gap early on in the book. The jump hurt my immersion in the world and made some of the character developments feel hollow. (view spoiler)[It also took away from Persephone's inner turmoil with marrying Nyphron to fulfill her duties as keenig while also harboring resentment, regre ...more
Review: It is interesting, at least to me, how all of the reviews that are 3 stars or less have no written content. Takes me back to the time I was a Beta reader for team Sullivan; when if you are more than honest about the content, you are summarily dismissed. As a lot of effort and time goes into Beta reading any expectations about receiving summary novels in the series are quickly quashed by the lack. Self-centered doesn’t quite describe that behavior but I suck too with having a ...more
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 Lord of the Rings. The comparison is both apt and misleading. Apt because the struggle described is both intimate and cosmic, and misleading because Elan is a very different world than M ...more
I’ve been enjoying Michael J. Sullivan’s work since I sampled The Death of Dulgath a few years ago. I’m ashamed to say that I still haven’t caught up on all of Royce and Hadrian’s adventures, and this is only my second Legends of the First Empire book. I read Age of War last year, also as a gamma reader. Predictably, since it was the third of a planned six-book series, it was a slightly overwhelming and confusing experience without any prior knowledge of the plot or charac ...more
Even though I was aware of the potential of a cliffhanger ending....wow, just wow!
Got this e-book as a backer of the Kickstarter, and can't wait to sign up for the next installment: Age of Death.
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