Age of Darkness

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 869 ratings

Battlemage Summary

"I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand. When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain."

Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.

Vargus is a soldier, and while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he's down in the frontlines getting blood on his blade.

Talandra is a princess and her father's spymaster, but the war may force her to take up a greater responsibility and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Known for their unpredictable, dangerous power, society has left battlemages untrained and shunned. But when a force unlike anything ever imagined attacks their home, the few remaining magic users must go to war - to save those who fear them most and herald in a new age of peace built upon the corpses of their enemies.

©2015 Stephen Aryan (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Battlemage

    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 393

    "I can command storms, summon fire, and unmake stone. Animals have nothing interesting to say, and no one can see the future because it has not been written," growled Balfruss. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand." When you fight magic with magic, nothing is certain. Balfruss is a battlemage, one of a vanishing breed, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very gritty magic

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Bloodmage

    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father years before. Choss is a champion fighter trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Fantasy read from the Author of Battlemage

    • By World of Wayne on 10-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Chaosmage

    • Age of Darkness, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its restless dead attack every night, begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Three survivors will fight to save the city. Tammy, whose investigation could rescue Voechenka from its grisly fate. Zannah, who must pay penance for her war crimes. And Balfruss: scholar, traveller and battlemage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy violence and magic. Good stuff.

    • By Skegg on 09-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99