Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was really intrigued from the start with this world where humans (Rhunes) are seen as inferior to Fhrey (whom they treat as gods). In reality, the Fhrey are no different to humans, except they live a lot longer and they are able to access "The Arts" (a form of magic). And so as this first book in the series begins, a Rhune is able to kill a "God" (Fhrey) and therefore a clan of Rhunes discover that maybe there are more similarities than differences after all.
The characters are well developed and I particularly enjoyed the role of Suri who is a mystic and Persephone who is a very strong female leader.
At the beginning of the novel there is a few pages of "Author's notes" where Michael explains how the series has been written to completion, as he writes all the books at once, and his explanation of how and why he does this was really interesting. He also explains that this book is set 3000 years before his other series and you do not need to read the other series in order to read this one.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Fantasy novels where characters drive the plot, an interesting world but no needless pages of world-building, and a good pace.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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