“Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium” by Rajamayyoor Sharma is one of it’s kind of a book!
A delightful fantasy, so unique and captivating, that it engrosses and glues the readers from the beginning.
I have been disappointed by a few Indian fantasy authors however, Rajamayyoor Sharma totally stood upto my expectations, or even beyond the expectations.
The plot is woven meticulously, with fine detailing, vivid imagination and picturization, intelligent thinking and great selection of words!
The storyline revolves around Azmoq, which is a powerful and the rarest metal on the planet. It’s the ultimate source and symbol of real power, controlled by Valantian Imperium, which is a world similar to our own, yet as different as you can fathom.
Age of Azmoq is the story of fear and revolution between men of godly powers and commoners. This is a fantasy laced with action, drama, imagination, rumors, revolution and power.
The narration and describing is indeed exceptional with footnotes provided at the bottom which prove to be really helpful. The maps and illustrations certainly enhanced the interest to read the book quickly. Being a massive read, the book may seem to drag an lag at times, but the fervour at which the book gains pace hooks the readers till the end.
Language is rich, lucid and easy going. Title is eye – catching, unique and would want the readers to pick up the book and know what lies inside. Blurb is consice and well written, but disappointed me a bit, for being somewhat vague and lacking excitement.
Cover is attractive, imaginative and would certainly arouse curiosity in readers’ minds to delve into “Age of Azmoq.”
I would like to rate it as 4.4 out of 5.
Overall, a well plotted, fantasy tale that would grab the attention of readers and engross them till the end!