Age of War (#3)

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The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer.

As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise . . . but at what terrible cost?


“In this powerful third book of a projected six-book series, Sullivan continues providing excellent worldbuilding and character development […] Sullivan’s fans will be delighted.”

Publishers Weekly

“The tears are still in my eyes when I think of this book [...] AGE OF WAR encompasses all the emotions one would feel during a war. Not everyone makes it through battles and some sacrifices are as beautiful as they are heartbreaking.”

Books of My Heart

“One of the things Sullivan has done wonderfully on the series so far is continually building up the world and exploring its history/customs without feeling forced or overwhelming. That continues to be the case with AGE OF WAR.”


“These books are ‘high fantasy’ in the truest sense of the phrase: creative, adventurous and exciting, written with dry wit and expansive humor. If you enjoy all those things, as well as characters that you will truly miss once you’re finished reading, then you will love not only The Legends Of The First Empire but all of Michael J. Sullivan’s wonderful series.”

Aspen Daily News

“AGE OF WAR moves the overall story arc of the LEGENDS OF THE FIRST EMPIRE along well. Characters have difficult, even heart-wrenching choices to make. Long-held secrets and plans are revealed. Twists are turned…”

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