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Age of Swords: Book Two of The Legends of…
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Age of Swords: Book Two of The Legends of the First Empire (udgave 2018)

af Michael J. Sullivan (Forfatter)

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In Age of Myth,fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without-and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess render them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid-a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly. Praise for Michael J. Sullivan"If you enjoy epic fantasy, and are perhaps hungering for something with timeless appeal, then I highly recommend picking up Age of Myth."-The BiblioSanctum, onAge of Myth"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun."-Publishers Weekly, onTheft of Swords"Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller."-Library Journal, onTheft of Swords"With less gore and a smaller cast of characters than George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire but equally satisfying, Sullivan's epic fantasy will be gaining fans at exponential rates."-Library Journal, onThe Rose and the Thorn… (mere)
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Titel:Age of Swords: Book Two of The Legends of the First Empire
Forfattere:Michael J. Sullivan (Forfatter)
Info:Del Rey (2018), Edition: Reissue, 528 pages
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This one definitely picks up better than the first of the Legends, in my opinion. There was something about the characters that drew me in more than before. In fact, it's basically the characters that drive everything here. :)

The basic story of rebellion, arming for war, training for war, and just getting the tools they need to do a good job of it is pretty much omnipresent. As a standard fantasy fare, it's full of the elves, the dwarves, and the regular old ignorant humans, but it's not these elements that should excite anyone.
It's the magic and the discovery of *old* warfare in this deep fantasy past that should do it.

Oh, and also the lies in the old text and comparing the other series revelations with what REALLY happened. :) That was pretty damn fun. Oh, and the baddies.

My only complaint, if I had any for real, was that the whole amazing surprise bits about metallurgy and bows. It felt a bit too yokelish and even the big surprise about reading was a bit too... um... basic. But I can forgive that as long as I had fun, and I had fun!

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  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Wonderful continuation of this story. Love books where I can become invested in the characters. ( )
  Stephen_Sullivan | Mar 23, 2020 |
Picking up not long after where the first book leaves off, Age of Swords starts off quite literally with lightning, leaving the inhabitants of Dahl Rhen with little more than their lives. A gang of giants attacks in the aftermath of the storm and Persephone decides her people can no longer stay in the area if they hope to survive. It's time to gather the clans and decide how to face the Frey threat.

This book is all about character development and girl power. Many of our original characters are given a chance to grow (Persephone, Suri, Arion and others) with several side characters from the first book taking the spotlight. It was great to learn more about Roan, Moya and Brin. On the downside, Mawyndule the Frey prince was given POV chapters. Good lord I couldn't stand him! Which I guess is job well done to the author for making an annoying teenager, well, annoying. We're also introduced to dwarves in this book. Going with the ladies to explore the dwarven city across the sea was easily my favorite part of this book. I couldn't wait for these chapters to cycle back into the spotlight.

This book does have some issues. The pacing is uneven with long stretches of character dialog providing us with background information on history and magic with the unfortunately shorter stretches of activity. There is also an unrealistic amount of technological progression for the humans, accomplished in a matter of days, almost exclusively done by one person. Leonardo da Vinci has nothing on these characters!

My gripes aside, Age of Swords is a solid entry to the series. It had a lot of things to set up for the future books. With that done hopefully the third book will pick the pace again. ( )
  Narilka | Jan 1, 2020 |
Overall good story that leaves me wanting for more.
Who opened the door? What's behind it? Will we ever find out?
Tragic. I teared up when Minna died. She was truly the wisest of wolves. ( )
  Unkn0wn | Dec 5, 2019 |
While the story of this book is good, the plot is quite predictable and there are parts of it that are just unbelievable, which is hard to say for a fantasy book!
This one follows Age of Myth. The humans are still being attacked by the Fhrey, who regard them as little more than animals to be confined to their own lands. The humans realize they must band together to fight, but their stone and copper(!) weapons are useless against the Fhrey and their magic. A council is called to select a war leader to unite the human clans but during the council, some of the key characters must go off to help the Dherg (dwarves) and secure better weapons. Persephone, Brin, Suri, Moya and Roan are still the life of the clan and the most competent of the humans. Meanwhile, the Fhrey are represented by Mawyndule, the foolish and snotty crown prince as their politics plays a lesser role in this book.
One of the odd and bothersome aspects of this book is the huge differences in technology between the races. The Fhrey have magic and bronze swords, but the humans haven't even figured out what bronze is, don't have archery, the wheel or.. just about any technology. The dwarves are ahead of both of them technologically. This really doesn't make a lot of sense and it plays an important role in the book as some of the characters 'discover' hundreds of years of technology in a week. ( )
  Karlstar | Jul 10, 2018 |
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This book is dedicated to Tim Gerard Reynolds, the narrator of my Elan novels, whose vocal interpretations breathe life into more letters, give voice to my imagination, and make me sound better than I am. Thanks, Tim, I owe you another dinner, and sorry for disrupting the recording sessions by making you laugh.
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In Age of Myth,fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without-and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess render them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid-a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan where waits an ancient adversary as fearsome as it is deadly. Praise for Michael J. Sullivan"If you enjoy epic fantasy, and are perhaps hungering for something with timeless appeal, then I highly recommend picking up Age of Myth."-The BiblioSanctum, onAge of Myth"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun."-Publishers Weekly, onTheft of Swords"Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller."-Library Journal, onTheft of Swords"With less gore and a smaller cast of characters than George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire but equally satisfying, Sullivan's epic fantasy will be gaining fans at exponential rates."-Library Journal, onThe Rose and the Thorn

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