Age of Azmoq came as a surprise to me. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall asleep so I surfed on mobile. Came across Age of Azmoq review program and immediately signed up because of the cover. At that time I knew nothing of the book. By morning I had forgotten all about it. Few days later Blogadda e-mail pops up in my mail box and to my delight, I was selected for the review. What a luck, the book is awesome. I am glad I woke up that fateful night.
I was more amazed when I read about Rajamayyoor Sharma. Rajamayyoor graduated from IIM, Bangalore and lives in the city right now. Apparently, he took a few months break during 2017 to complete his novel. Wish I could meet him. Age of Azmoq passed a lot of my expectations and gave rise to a lot more. Can’t help but wonder how long he had been thinking about Age of Azmoq before he started penning it down. Glad to see such authors coming up, India is getting serious into writing. Indian quills are stronger now. What still baffles me is the fact that Indian Publishing houses didn’t publish the book.
Book Title: Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium
Author: Rajamayyoor Sharma
Publisher: Self Published
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…
My Rating: 4.0 Stars out of 5
Age of Azmoq begins slowly like a turtle but it gains on you, it sparks curiosity and you just can not put it down. In the vast continent of Valantia Valantian Imperium rules and oversees the usage of the most important metal on Earth, Azmoq. Azmoq is all important most powerful and rarest metal in all of Valantia. However, there are consequences to all that power (Aren’t there always?).
Where there is power, there is suppression of the innocents. Where there is suppression, there is REVOLUTION. Valantian Imperium thinks that only they hold the ultimate power but it isn’t so. Unknown to them an unlikely team forms in Valantia which fuels a burning legend. A legend and a revolution, one that holds the power to change the world around the people of Valantia. So what is it?
Cover of the book is absolutely beautiful with a hint of an era gone by. Something magical-imaginative. The book is written with vivid imagination, strong sense of the world around us along with little details that give you the full picture of Valantia.
Mostly, Indian authors stick to romance and rarely any fantasy adventure books get published by a publication house which can stand up to a reader’s expectations. Rajamayoor had to self publish his book and I am absolutely delighted that he did. Age of Azmoq is absolutely delightful.
Rajamyyoor Shama builds a world of unlikely heroes, villains and common people who rise to occasions you can only imagine. You can checkout the author’s website to know more about him. The novel is huge and it is only getting started. Yes, this is a series. Another exceptional thing were the footnotes, loved it. The language used is absolutely fluid and the worlds that Raja builds are awesome. The blurb of the book is racy enough to get someone interested in it.
I saw that his book is very new in the market, published just this January and it has not topped the charts, YET but it has great potential. I hope Rajamayyoor Sharma continues his work in future, I wish him all the success in the world. Proud to see such a novel coming out in Indian markets int the time full of crappy romance stories. Who knows one day this might be walking into the list of worlds one wants to escape to.
If a book can be compared to food, I would love to compare this one to cheese sandwich. The book starts off slowly with the hint of a warm melted cheese and stuffed vegetables with paper and salt. This is a loaded cheese sandwich that you must have.
Now, wish I can stuff myself with one right now. But given the fact that I can not is sad. Why do I do this to myself. >.< I just love cheese. You go ahead, get the book and eat up. 🙂
See you soon.