Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3) by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3)

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords.Rich in magic and adventure, Michael J. Sullivan’s soaring fantasy novels are masterworks of heroism, love, and sacrifice. Now in Age of War, the epic battle between humankind and the cruel, god-like beings who once ruled them finally ignites in all its fury.The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragileâ€...

Details Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3)

TitleAge of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3)
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy

Reviews Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3)

  • Chris
    I was given a beta-version ecopy of this book in exchange for honest, thorough feedback. Note that this is not the final version of the novel and might change significantly before it is published.But like I said with the beta reads of the first two books in this series, it shouldn't change that much. This baby is awesome as it is and will only need small tweaks and edits to put it in the same ballpark as the other books.Legends of the First Empir...
  • Esmerelda Weatherwax
    Oh. My. Heart.
  • Audrey
    4.25 starsI was picked to be one of the “gamma” readers for this book, meaning I searched it for typos after the beta readers were done. I was so thrilled to get to do this. I read it with my proofreader’s brain rather than my reader’s brain. Sometimes I had to go back and start a part over because I accidentally got lost in the story instead of carefully looking at all the letters. I also swore on pain of death to not give away any spoil...
  • Mike
    No spoilers in this review.Michael gave me this copy for a "gamma" read - basically copy editing, looking for typos and grammar mistakes and such. So a big thank-you to him (and Robin) for the chance to get an early look. Hopefully I spotted some things you guys didn't.I've been a fan of Michael for a good while, and I've liked everything he's written (even if I do think Theft of Swords has some significant flaws). I've also felt that his work ha...
  • Chris
    This series keeps getting better with every volume. As in the Riyria Revelations, the story starts small and becomes larger and the stakes get higher as it progresses. So many great characters, realistic motivations, engaging plot, emotional moments, and many surprises, both exciting and heartbreaking, this book has it all.I especially enjoy how many of the protagonists are strong women, and that each of them is their own distinct person, with tr...
  • Beverly
    I think this book is the best so far in the series. The character development is excellent. We have the central Rhune (human) characters featured in the previous books, Persephone, the newly appointed Keenig (ruler) of all the human tribes; Brin, the keeper of knowledge and history of the Rhunes; Moya, Persephone's shield (bodyguard) and the first to ever use and master a bow and arrow; Suri, the quirky, nature loving mystic whose magic is becomi...
  • Zach Howell
    Another amazing story, I feel like a broken record here, but again Michael has delivered a great story where I thought there might be weaknesses, he succeeded again.My only negative is that I'm again out of his books to read until more come out!
  • Jennifer
    I think every book of this series has gotten better and better. The amount of character development and the history of the empire is amazing. As you read through "the past" you can see it's impacts and effects on the future (i.e. the Riyria books). This one broke my heart a few times but definitely worth the trip and I can't wait for the next book!
  • Marvin Morgan
    I pre-ordered the book and received the digital version of this book at the beginning of April. Keeping this review spoiler free will be a challenge, but I am going to give it my best shot. Age of War (AOW) is easily the best book so far in the Legends of the First Empire Series (LOTFE). It does a very good job of bringing some finality a conclusion to the first two books of LOTFE series as well as setting up new plot lines and threads for the ne...
  • Geoff Clarke
    (I received a complimentary copy of this book)The third book of an anticipated 6-book series. If you're reading this then you've probably read the first two. This one is a book of two parts: quiet and loud. The quiet part contains many, many revelations: Twists are un-twisted, feelings are shared, training montages occur. I found this part hard to wade through. The loud part has some satisfyingly solid action scenes. This is the highlight of the ...
  • Justine
    I received this as part of a Goodreads giveaway and many thanks to the publisher for letting me get my hands on this book early!The Legends of the First Empire continues to expand as war is waged and sacrifices are made in book three, Age of War. As I've come to expect from Michael J. Sullivan, the tale he is weaving grows in scope and gets more ambitious and brilliant with each subsequent novel. Unpredictable, and at times heart-wrenching, momen...
  • Yasmine
    Man, I hate how quickly I read through Sullivan’s books. I’m devastated when they are over because I am so emotionally involved in the story and characters! Age of War is yet another fantastic tale in Elan, and is full of twists and heartbreak as usual. I can’t get enough of this series (along with the Riyria series), and anxiously await the next book. These are books I will read again and again, they bring me that much joy.
  • Jenny
    ***I pre-ordered the book and got the ebook version early. I'm hungrily devouring it now.***I’m finished already. I couldn’t put it down and now I’m sad that I’ve left Sullivan’s world again. The third of six books was everything I hoped it would be. It had clues to what will become the future, resolutions but still questions, cheers for unlikely heroes and tears for characters gone too soon. Sullivan proves time and again why he’s my...
  • Richard
    This was a strong "turning point" book in the series so far, and acts almost as the watershed moment between the establishment of the characters and the start of the real action - and war! There are some open questions and hopefully they will be fixed before the final release, but there are some real highlights in this book which still makes me love it. Note: I read the beta version of this.
  • Micheal Brunt
    I was fortunate enough to be a beta reader for this book.I want to be careful and avoid giving anything away, but will say without any hesitation to put this book on your "must read" list. Age of War is action packed but not at the expense of the development of many of our beloved characters. It answers a few of our burning questions from prior books and creates some new ones as well. My emotions ran the gamut while reading this..happy, sad, shoc...
  • Mc
    Another wonderful story by Michael J. Sullivan. It sucked me in, made me laugh and made me cry. His characters are strong and interesting and his storyline is engaging. I want all of my friends to read his books.
  • Crystal
    I was a Goodreads giveaway winner…thank you for letting me read this early. Wonderfully written!
  • M.
    Good story, I look forward to reading more in the series.
  • Beth Rosser
    I read a beta copy of this, and it is firmly at 4.5 stars. Can't wait to read the final product.
  • David Straub
    No spoilers..... I'll just say that I love this book!!!
  • Tony
    Goodreads giveaway winner...Thank you!
  • Jim Galford
    This third in the series deals with a war with the fane army. Hope is fleeting and counts upon strange elements to come together. Well-written.
  • Jeff
    I will preface this by saying that I received a copy of this novel as a beta reader for Michael.This series just keeps getting better and better. I was convinced that Age of Swords was going to be my favorite in the series... now I'm not sure.The great thing about the First Empire series is that you do not have to have read any of Michael J. Sullivan Riyria novels... they stand on their own merit.But, your reading experience may be slightly aweso...
  • SarahBeth
    Update 1/2018 - I got to preview the changes made. I'm looking forward to seeing the reactions to this book when it's published. I'd make this 4.5 if I the chance to Beta read this. Great continuation of the series. A couple of small things that I didn't love, but we'll see if they get changed or not before the final version. Both happy and sad moments, but considering the title, some people are going to have to die. The ending left me ...