Azmoq is the rarest and most coveted metal on the planet. It’s the ultimate source and symbol of real power, and the Valantian Imperium controls it all in Valantia.
Or so they thought…
For the first time in generations, the Valantian Imperium, masters of the Valantian continent have glimpsed the first tremors of fear. There are rumors abound. Rumors of legends. Legends of both ancient Azmoqian weapons and men of godly powers, long thought to be myths.
As these rumors grow, a small group of people, from various walks of life, some commoners, some within the mighty Valantian Imperium itself, by pure coincidence, have set in motion a chain of events. The legends, if true, along with these set of events, might reignite the flames of a revolution. A revolution the Imperium had long suppressed. A revolution that might alter the balance of power in the continent, and eventually the entire world…
“The man raised his hands and jumped with such grace, it seemed he was going for a swim and not jumping in to end his life.” – Rajamayyoor Sharma
I admit that this is a heavy book with heavy thoughts and took me longer to finish. Don’t get me wrong, the book is evenly paced – it’s just that I had multiple priority books to review.
I wished the maps inside were in color. The images at the beginning of every chapter help you visualize the things!
With awe of narration, this heavy 450+ pages book certainly grips me tight. Azmoq is a rare metal. As enticing is that metal, the book is filled with myriad truth, fantasies, war, strategies, philosophy – all these are forged with fun and laughter. Indeed a perfect piece to start fantasy novels- even if you don’t think that’s the cup of your tea, or cup of your molten metal to be precise.
I would admit that there were certain parts of this book which made too much explanation. Though I understand that it was made to give the right context, a bit crispier way of writing would have helped or at least churn out 50 pages.
And Game of Thrones fans- time to check out the new Azmoqian Sword,