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Age of Empyre

Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
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A door opens. An army of dragons advance. And the fate of the living rests with the dead.

After obtaining the secret to creating dragons, the leader of the Fhrey has turned the tide of war once more - but gaining the advantage has come at a terrible price. While Imaly plots to overthrow the fane for transgressions against his people, a mystic and a keeper are the only hope for the Rhunes. Time is short, and the future of both races hangs in the balance. In this exciting conclusion to the Legends of the First Empire series, the Great War finally comes to a climactic end, and with it dawns a new era in the Age of Empyre. 

From the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan comes the concluding installment of his six-book epic fantasy. This series chronicles a pivotal point in Elan's history when humans and those they once saw as gods warred until a new world order was born. Set 3,000 years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a stand-alone fantasy series that is independent of the Riyria novels. But for those who do listen to both series, Legends will unmask lies and reveal the truth about Elan's history and the men and women who shaped what the world became.

©2020 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Meh

I loved book 1, 2, and 3 in the series but the last couple books have not been very good in my opinion. Storyline is very predictable and the books have a strong kiddish feel to them. Maybe I'm just not the right demographic for this series although I have thoroughly enjoyed other work by Mr. Sullivan.

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Mediocre ending to the series

I think the entire legends series seems much more young adult than Riyria. The whole series had some cringey parts, like Roan's discoveries of regular things, but this was the worst in the series. It seemed rushed, and for many of the characters I was initially invested in, I barely cared about how their story arcs finished by the end of the story.

I don't really think this series is worth investing in reading. I would stick with Riyria.

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excellent story..

loved this series. adventure after adventure..so fantastic. The ending was perfect. All the people involved in making it should be proud 👏

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When one story ends, another begins.

Imagine you have heard of Star Wars, but have never seen the films. Now you have an interest, but watch the prequel trilogy. I’m breaking the analogy, so these films are MUCH better. But “Age of Empyre” is “Revenge of the Sith,” and it’s the end of the stand-alone series.

That was my feeling, at the end. But it was so good, I had to give it five stars across the board. I will enjoy reading other books by Michael J. Sullivan, even those in the Riyria series, but am resigned to missing the characters from this series.

This was REALLY good!

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Another great book by my favorite author

What an amazing ending to a fantastic series. Tim once again delivers a great oration bringing it all to life.

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Awesome book

I loved this book it had the best twists and turns and such a good plot can’t wait to listen to more from you guys

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Nailed the Dismount

I've read many series that had me enthralled throughout, only to completely flub the ending. This is not one of those series. It was a fun, sad, exciting, depressing, amusing, disheartening, and in two spots, absolutely gut-wrenching tale. What it never was, though, was boring. Michael's writing is the sort that doesn't try to make you feel dumber by using long or obscure words. I really appreciate this, because instead of using big words, Michael uses the _right_ words. That means he can spend more time telling the story, and less describing how lavish and delicious the feast set out on the table is. Most importantly, though, Michael sticks the landing. No half-step, no wobbling, just flip off the horse and then, BAM, both feet firmly planted back on the ground. If you've read the Riyria Revelations series, then the ending will bring a tear to your eye. If you haven't, you'll still come away feeling satisfied.

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absolutely hooked!! LOVE IT.

the story the narrative and the way Tim performs all of Michaels books just have me completely hooked i am looking forward to hearing more.

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satisfying

incredible, it answers a lot of questions and I really enjoyed the books, if you've been following this seriesis really opens a lot 😊 thank you for the wonderful imaginations you have.

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Loved it!

Read all of these books! Loved every one of them! I haven't come across a series that I could listen to in a long time and this one got me hooked and held me all the way through

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