Winter blankets the land, and more than just hope has died. After years of a stalemated war, the fane has obtained the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? More
Do Gods Truly exist? Can you know the future? And what lies beyond the veil of death?
Winter blankets the land, and more than hope has died. Barred by the tower of Avempartha, the western army cannot invade the Fhrey homeland. So it must seek a way across the Nidwalden River before the fane obtains the secret of dragons. As time runs out for both humanity and the mystic Suri, the only chance for the living rests with the dead. Having made their fateful choice, can a handful of misfits do the impossible, or are they forever lost to an inescapable grave? As in Virgil’s Aeneid, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the most epic tales transcend the world of the living. It’s time to see what lies in Elan’s Age of Death.
From Michael J. Sullivan, New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author, comes the second-to-last installment in the epic fantasy series The Legends of the First Empire. These novels chronicle a pivotal point in Elan’s history, when humans rise against the Fhrey, whom they once saw as gods. Set three thousand years before the Riyria tales, Legends is a standalone fantasy series independent of all other Elan stories. But if you have read the other books, Legends will reveal lies and unmask truths about historical figures.
The Legends of the First Empire is a fantasy series set in the distant past of the world of Elan (made famous in the Riyria novels). It chronicles a time when humankind was primitive and thought of the more superior Fhrey as gods, and how they rose against their former masters. No prior knowledge of the Riyria books is required to enjoy this series to the fullest, but those who read both will find the truth in various myths and legends and see for themselves how The First Empire was formed. The six books of this series are divided into two closely related trilogies. The first half has three largely standalone tales. The second half is one long tale broken into three books because the tale was too large for conventional printing technology without resorting to thin paper, Smyth binding, small fonts, and tight line spacing.