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Age of Empyre

Série : Legends of the First Empire, Volume 6
Durée : 16 h et 42 min

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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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  • Aaron
  • 08/05/2020

This entire series is a failure

Simply awful series. I was so excited after the first book too. Book 2 was tedious with characters discovering something basic like how to make shoes. Then someone says, what are those? I call them shh
ooos.. Shooos. Shoes! The author did that over and over. The third book was ok but book 4 & 5 were simply awful. The story progresses at a snail's pace and both books end on a cliff hanger. Michael makes the reader slog through 2 entire books and offers no reward. Atrocious story telling.
But I am invested and now here is the final book. It's terrible. I haven't finished it and I'm going to expand this review when I do (I finally finished it and amended my review at the end). Right now I'm listening to it at a sped up pace just to get it over with.
The writing is so simplistic. There is one part where it's basically: I love you person, other person: I love you too. How can you love me? I just do love you. I'm glad you love me, love is great. And everyone has a love interest. There's like 5 or 6 different pairs of people falling in love. It's half the dang book. Just shoot me instead!
I am a huge fan of the Riyria series but this one sucks. The entire series could be condensed into 2 books, maybe three. It's not a complicated story when you take out the nonsensical, needless.. I don't know what to call it. Just wasted words that make listening to this a chore.
Terrible. I'll have more when I finally finish this thing but I'm not that excited about the prospect.
Such a shame.

Some spoilers below
Well, I finally finished it. What an awful book. It was like an "After School Special" movie where everything had a moral at the end. "The secret is you have to believe in yourself" type of nonsense. I can't properly explain how terrible this book is.

There's a saying in writing "show, don't tell". This book does the opposite; it doesn't show anything, it just tells you. Like Brin is so pure all the sudden. Over and over they say how important she is, she's the only thing that matters. Ok, why? And the Book of Brin which was mentioned probably 200 times in the series doesn't matter at all? And Minna coming back from the dead just to have a feel good moment? Awful! The wolf dying was the defining characteristic of a main character and the author just reverses it for the feels? Garbage.

I could go on and on, there's so many things I dislike about this book. I won't though because it was exhausting enough just listening to it. There's no energy left for me to complain, only to walk away saddened and disappointed.

Michael J. Sullivan has lost credibility as an author to me. This surface deep drivel he has produced has left me with zero interest in discovering what else he has in store for his readers. What an absolute mess.

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  • Soggy Waffles
  • 07/05/2020

Disappointed

Will try to keep spoilers out but beware.

I’m giving this book 2 stars because of how it ended. It was frankly a let down after 6 books. Far too many loose ends.

I mean really, all this hype about the book of Brin just to have it taken away? The whole trip through the underworld just to have it be lost to him? And really, that ending for her? Would have been nice if we’d could have known what happened after she went back, did she get him from the abyss? Was he her plus one?

The last we heard of the two in the abyss was pathetic, that’s how things ended for them? WHAT HAPPENED?!

Who trailed the knights if the one who created the order never made it back. Was there anyone really qualified to train them?

The ending, with the father and daughter reunion... I hope there is a series that takes place after revelations to show what happens when he finally collects the feathers.

I hope the rise and fall series at least fill in some of the incredible gaps this ending left. Truly disappointed.

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  • miro val
  • 11/05/2020

Total let down

Tim is always the Best. I found the story to be just a total let down.

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  • Alex solis
  • 10/05/2020

Sigh..

I was so invested with the characters in book 1,2 and 3! Then all of of sudden the story takes a sudden sharp turn into despair!
Don’t get me wrong the narration is amazing like always! There are cool scenes here and there but by the time everything gets wrapped up your just shocked by the loss of the potential in the characters!!
Books 1 through 3 your like .. yes! I know these characters are going to do great things! But when it’s all said and done they only end up playing a small part and then that’s it... sad.
So unfortunately I was disappointed with the the last three books in the series, left a empty hole in me.

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  • Curly
  • 09/05/2020

Awesome Conclusion to a great series

I loved every minute. Defiantly would recommend this story and all of Michaels other books.

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  • Anon
  • 05/05/2020

At last!

Thank you for releasing the book on time despite the great difficulty you were facing amidst the pandemic. I have been looking forward to it for months, so five stars for that. The story was as majestic as the others, with a couple of marvellous surprises thrown in. Can't wait for the next series!

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  • Donnie
  • 09/05/2020

Great and emotional end to a Great series!

Narrator was A+ as always! Tim is the best! I couldn't stop listening, and now I'm so sad its over! Definitely must do a reread now that I can see the Ledgens from new eyes! The post notes at the end are priceless as well.

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  • Michael
  • 07/05/2020

Deep thought

Michael did a great job with some of the lessons he shared through his stories. That being said measured against his original work this was far below expectations as a series. I just started reading the originals again and this book sounds nothing like Michael. Bring back the old Michael for the next series! This story was just all over the place. I really wanted to like it, and in part I did but overall I realized I really don't.

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  • Wyatt Tompkins
  • 05/05/2020

Exceptional!!

Tim Gerard Reynolds again at his best! Capturing my imagination from the beginning with his narration from the Riyria Chronicles. Micheal J. Sullivan is by far my favorite author! I can't wait to see his next series whether its set in the Empire/Riyria or not. You'll have my money Audible!

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  • Elijah B Chavez
  • 09/05/2020

I completely loved it

The books were simply amazing. They brought up feelings for characters that you want to and don’t want to feel while reading a book. I can honestly say that this book series got me hooked to some of these characters on a personal level.
I’ve never left a comment under a book before but this one definitely deserves it.

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  • felix Kühne
  • 10/05/2020

Eine der besten Fantasy Reihen ever!

ich stelle diese Serie auf eine Stufe mit dem Schwert der Wahrheit, meiner absoluten Lieblingsserie. Die Legends Serie ist zwar deutlich kleiner, aber das macht es einfacher ihr zu folgen. Jetzt Da sie vorbei ist, bin ich gleichermaßen froh, dass ich jetzt die Gesamtheit dieser wundervollen Welt und Charaktere erfassen konnte und auch traurig, dass die Geschichte dieser unfreiwilligen Helden nun vorbei ist, und sie in zukünftigen Büchern nur noch am Rande erwähnt werden. Auch wenn sie sich ihre Ruhe redlich verdient haben.
mir persönlich gefällt diese Reihe viel besser als Hadrians Geschichte. Nicht weil Ryiria (sorry wenn falsch geschrieben, ich kann mir die Schreibweise einfach nicht merken) schlecht geschrieben ist, oder die Geschichte nicht spannend. Mir gefällt diese mystische Zeit der Legenden und Magie einfach besser, als das doch eher konventionelle Zeitalter der Anderen Reihe. Auch wirkt die ganze Handlung viel epischer und größer und die Charaktere sind für mich sympatischer. Sullivan hat es einfach auf den Punkt gebracht, wie man einfache Menschen zeichnet, die durch unvorhergesehene Umstände zu Helden werden. Keine Ritter in strahlender Rüstung, sondern ganz einfache Menschen (Zwerge und Elfen) denen es nur darum geht, ihre Welt zu erhalten, nicht um Ruhm oder Macht. Die Art von Helden, die es auch im wahren Leben gibt, die besonders in Krisenzeiten wie momentan dort draußen hart Arbeiten und Kämpfen, um zu verhindern, dass alles den Bach runter geht. Dieses Buch hätte zu keinem besseren Zeitpunkt kommen können. Danke an Michael und Robyn für diese wundervolle, niemals langweilige Reise, die die perfekte Länge hat. Nicht so lang, dass es langweilig wird und nicht so kurz, dass man das Gefühl hat, zuviel gezahlt zu haben. Auch vielen Dank an Tim Reynolds für seine tolle Performance als Sprecher. Einer der besten Sprecher, die ich je gehört habe. Danke An Audible Studios, für die Tolle Arbeit im Studio und Nachbearbeitung. Keine Ahnung, wie ihr es geschafft habt, das Hörbuch während der Krise rechtzeitig fertig zu bekommen aber DANKE DANKE DANKE.

An alle, die vorher noch kein Buch von Sullivan gelesen haben: Hört/lest erst diese Serie zuende und wendet euch dann Royce und Hadrian zu. Ihr habt dann einen viel besseren Kontext. ich habe beides abwechselnd parallel gehört und war oft verwirrt, was nicht passiert wär, hätte ich diese Serie erst zuende gehört.

ich bin in diesem Review absichtlich nicht auf den Inhalt eingegangen, da ich nichts Spoilern möchte. das Review gilt auch nicht nur für dieses Buch, sondern die komplette Serie. wer auch immer mit dem Gedanken Spielt, diese Serie zu kaufen, macht es einfach, ihr werdet es nicht bereuen!!! (wartet evtl auf die deutschen releases, wenn ihr des Englischen nicht so mächtig seit, manche Zusammenhänge sind schon ziemlich komplex, da muss man schon ein gutes Verständnis der Sprache haben)

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