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Publisher's Summary

In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched listeners on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without — and bitter rivalries from within.  

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.

Narrated by: Amanda Forstrom, Barbara Pinolini, Bradley Smith, Chris Genebach, Chris Stinson, christopher Scheeren, Christopher Walker, Colleen Delany, Danny Gavigan, David Jourdan, Eric Messner, Evan CAsey, Jacob Yeh, Jessica Lauren Ball, Joe Mallon, Jonathan, Feuer, Ken Jackson, Kimberly Gilbert, Laura C. Harris, Lise Bruneau, Matthew Bassett, Matthew Schleigh, Matthew Ward, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Mort Shelby, Nanette Savard, Nora Achrati, Peter Holdway, Richard Rohan, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Scott McCormick, Terence Aselford, thomas Keegan, Tia Shearer, Todd Scofield, Tasmin Tuazon, Zeke Alton

©2018 Riyria Enterprises, LLC (P)2018 Graphic Audio

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The narration is terrible

I hate this drama style narration. I don’t need all the sounds and acting. I love good narrators, but this is just terrible. It is liken a story for kids. It is so so bad I can’t finish the book. I enjoyed the first book. This one is so much more childish. Like it is written for young kids.

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Distracting format

The sound effects detract from the story. Tim Gerard Reynolds' solo narrations are better and unabridged. Don't plan on purchasing anymore from Graphic Audio.

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loved the story, not so much the dramatization.

the story is excellent. I love all of this series, but I not so much the dramatization.

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The drama adaption is definitely worth it

Great story, fantastic vocal actors, I wish more did it like this. very enjoyable

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amazing continuation of the series!!

I can't wait to hear the next one, this series is amazing and I couldn't stop listening to it!

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Great Audiobook!

So, on reading some reviews, there was trouble with the dramatization in certain areas. Why there should be points deducted on a great story arc with dramatization versus none at all is beyond me. It was amazing and can't wait to get into the next one.

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Excellent

So many well formed characters and A full story line. Very entertaining. I'm glad I bought it I'm glad I bought

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Why don't I have a Part 2: Chapter 11?

Part 2 jumps from chapter 10 to chapter 12. Either it's a typo, or I'm missing an hour of the book.

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Hardcore feminist wrote this book. Awful.

I copied someone else's review from another site, because he lays it out better than I can:

I'm glad this isn't the first book that I've read by this author, because I'd never have read another. I've enjoyed all his other books that I've read.

The Grrl Power team writing was annoying. While individually each member was interesting, the outcomes were straight up ridiculous. It got to the point one could predict what would happen next taking merely by the gender of the person. It the character was male they are cowardly, idiotic scum and if they are female they were paragons of all that is noble in humankind. The one exception was a cripple who was pathetic. I've met golden retrievers who have a stronger sense of self. His codependency was to the point of mental illness; somehow the story warped this into nobility.

The ode by Raithe to Per at the end was completely out of character. Not as jarring as Cuba Gooding, Jr at the end of Instinct, but it was getting there.

The discovery process was beyond belief.
1. It was ludicrous that the pottery wheel was invented prior to the cart, but ok.
2. The bow is invented, perfected, and utilized to kill the bad guy(s) in a few days time.
3. There is trading contact between dwarves who have steel, sails, barrels, and the like, but no cross-pollination of ideas. There is no way the idea of a wheel wouldn't have made it through on the off chance that the humans had never seen a log. A log from the forest. That they lived in. Logs that they used for a palisade.
4. At the pace that these benighted and enlightened inventors set for discovery, one can expect they will have warp drive somewhere around the middle of the next book.
5. Seriously though, what primitive tribe has alloys in their metal working, but doesn't have bows or slings? The technological path was entirely nonsensical.

This book felt like the author wanting to make political statements rather than tell an interesting story.