Michael J. Sullivan excels in his world-building and character development. Age of Legend, the fourth book in this six book series, takes place after a gap of five years from the last book and during a stalemate in the war.
Persephone takes a backseat during this book and other characters get their time in the spotlight.
Sullivan writes the kind of epic fantasy that keeps you turning the pages, engrossed in the characters and in the action. If you decide to read the series, start at the beginning (Age of Myth) to see the character development and the beginning of the rebellion.
I started with Age of Myth in 2016. Then--knowing that it would be at least a year until the next book, I binged on the The Riyria Revelations, starting with the Theft of Swords and was completely caught up with the characters and suspense.
Honestly, as much as I've enjoyed the books in the Age of Legends of the First Empire series, I still think my favorites are the books in The Riyria Revelations trilogy. I still think of Royce and Hadrian as real people. :)
Read in May. Blog review scheduled for July.
NetGalley/Grim Oak Press
Epic Fantasy. July 9, 2019. Print length: 480 pages.