Waiting a long time for a prequel sounds oxymoronic, but that’s exactly what we’ve been doing with this series.
Title: Age of Myth
The journey of Royce and Hadrian through the Riyria Revelations series left me begging for more detail on the history of their mysterious continent, and now it’s finally here!
Planned as a 5-book series, First Empire is set the same world as Riyria Revelations, but takes place thousands of years in the past. While Riyria is not required pre-reading (though we recommend doing so because they are all fantastic), fans of the series will learn the real events by which legendary hero Novron saved humankind and founded the First Empire.
From the Publisher:
Since time immemorial, humans have worshiped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.
The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.