Book Review: Age of Myths by Michael J. Sullivan (Five Stars)

Book Review: Age of Myths (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan

Five Stars

“If you can’t trust an ancient talking tree, what was the point of having one?”

I previously rated the beta-version of this book four stars; the final is even better. Sullivan may not be in the first rank of current fantasy authors, but he has talent. He writes well-thought out, satisfying, witty tales. Fun to read.

“It’s easier to believe the outrageous lie confirming what you suspect than the obvious truth that denies it.”

This book inaugurates a five-book epic set in the same world as his Riyira tales, but ages earlier. In fact, these are the stories behind the legends of later ages. Sullivan has a unique approach to series: he writes all–yes, all the books before he publishes the first. That way it’s a tight whole and hopefully avoids continuity issues. It works.

“Gods do not use disguises, they are way too arrogant.”

I like a good epigram. They frame my reviews. This book has so many good one-liners that many were omitted. Read the book.

“The more you know about the past, the easier it is to divine the future.”

A friend reserves five star ratings for books she’ll read again. I’ve read this story three times so far.

“Is bear hunting always this much fun? Let’s never do it again.”


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Age of Myths by Michael J. Sullivan (Five Stars)

  1. This work sounds great. I’m familiar with his name, but don’t think I’ve ever read his work. When my book shelf thins out…maybe. Thanks.

  2. Michael was on a panel of authors at James River Writers a couple of years ago.

    His books are fun to read.

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