Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of War.jpgI eagerly awaited the release of Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan. It is the third book in the Legends of the First Empire series. The book is well written, but a little slow. The characters are well developed, but overall I was disappointed.

As the title suggest, there is a lot of war and death in this book (not graphic though). There is also a lot of scheming among many characters, and no humor like in Riyria Revelations (his first, and by far his best, book series.)

Will I continue reading the book series? Yes. Will I buy the books/audio? No, I will wait for it to arrive at the library. It will also be removed from my top-10 list of  favorite book. It just doesn’t live up to the standards he created when he wrote Riyria Revelations.

Ascendant by Craig Alanson

Ascendant by Craig AlansonThis is my new favorite book series!

Ascendant is the first book in the series, and it is a clean, fun book. No sex, only 5 instances of profanity (Yes, I counted because it was so surprising to find a young adult book that doesn’t curse regularly). The characters are very likable and real characters. This is a book that a family with children ages 12 on up can enjoy (younger kids will probably get bored).

Ascendant is definitely getting added to my “Top 10 Favorite Books”.

Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter

Disappearance of Winter's DaughterDisappearance of Winter’s Daughter: Riyria Chronicle #4 by Michael J. Sullivan is by far the funniest of the four Riyria Chronicles yet. Loved it! It has a very good message of hope.