Title: Age of Myth (Legends of the First Empire, #1)
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
How do you kill a god? It can be done, especially if the gods you are worshiping are NEARLY immortal. For centuries, the humans have lived on the slender margins where the Fhrey allow them to exist, offering regular tribute and slaves to keep their oppressors happy. But now one of their own has killed a god, and that can’t be good.
Raithe is the god-killer, Malcolm the former slave, and together they go on the run. With a little luck, they can hide out until they die from starvation. Some luck, right? But even that is too much to ask.
Let me just say I liked this book a lot. I had high hopes, as it’s by the author of the Riyria chronicles, which long time readers will know that I ****LOVED****. So maybe my expectations were a little too high. This one is set hundreds of years before those books, back in the days when humans were first building town and had yet to discover metalsmithing. That alone makes for interesting reading, as most historical fantasy or fiction tends to be set much later.
But I guess I was hoping for some of the awesome friendship and humor that makes the Riyria chronicles so extraordinary. This book had some humor, that’s for sure, but it’s not as much fun as those books. This one is more female-centered too, so that was nice. I’m excited to read the next book, Age of Swords.