Age of Swords (#2)

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Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes 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 renders 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. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly.


“This novel has a refreshing, if somewhat dated, feminist ethos: ‘a handful of women and a few young girls’ emerge as the newfound font of cultural strength in a changing society and are the heroes.”


“The unusual technological level and prevalence of thoughtful women as leading characters set this apart from other fantasies.”

Publishers Weekly

“AGE OF SWORDS is compelling reading. Several characters develop in intriguing ways, rising to the occasion when trouble comes. […] It left me ― and, I think it’s safe to predict, will leave most readers ― anxious for AGE OF WAR, the next novel in this series.”

Fantasy Literature

“AGE OF SWORDS is light, fun epic fantasy with strong, likable characters. Even minor characters have strong personalities […] It is worth noting that most of the main human characters in the book are female.”


“There’s lots to like about AGE OF SWORDS and I found the book enjoyable overall. […] I’m looking forward to see how this series will unfold, and will be picking up the next book without hesitation.”


“I loved this new thrilling, unputdownable audiobook and can’t wait for the 3rd installment into the Legends of the First Empire series.”

The Audiobook Blog

“This sequel is a powerful, emotional tale that truly makes you feel like you’re going on an adventure with unforgettable characters. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a fantasy epic with strong, unconventional female characters, THIS is the book you’ve been waiting for.”

Amy Braun, author of Obsidian Sky

Awards & Accolades


#1 bestselling audiobook its first week on sale