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Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

What a book! There was just something about it that really appealed to me, it gave me the feeling of anticipation that I rarely get these days, where I’m just dying to find out what happens next. I read the whole book in one day, I think that shows how good it was.

We have two main characters, Raithe and Persephone, both humans in what seems like fairly early bronze age technology tribes. We also have a few other POV’s, in particular Arion, a practitioner of the Art in Fhrey (Elvish) society, which I particularly liked. It’s set in the same world as the Riyria Revelations and Chronicles but thousands of years before. The Fhrey are considered gods by the humans and are starting to think it themselves, at least in certain parts of the society. As you might gather the focus of this book is how the humans are starting to become disabused of this notion and the consequences of this from both sides.

Like all the books of his I’ve read there’s nothing particularly earth shakingly new about the concepts here but there’s just something about the writing, about the dialogue and characterisation that I really love. It could be because the author has already said that the books are basically already ‘written’ so I am always wondering at things, wondering if they are foreshadowing something, it is a great way to experience. I would highly recommend this book to anybody who liked the Riyria books or who just loves a good old school, high fantasy adventure, you will not be disappointed!

5 stars out of 5

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