Age of Darkness

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 647 ratings

Battlemage Publisher's Summary

"I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone," Balfruss growled. "It's dangerous to meddle with things you don't understand."

Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind.

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

Talandra is a princess and spymaster, but the war may force her to risk everything and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.

©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 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Balfruss is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears and despises his kind. Vargus is a common soldier - while mages shoot lightning from the walls of the city, he's down in the front lines getting blood on his blade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Good But Why Should I Care.....

    • By Mario on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Battlemage

    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I hung on every word. . .

    • By Nikki Chenard on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • Bloodmage

    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 in which the corpse was drained entirely of life. 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 defuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Damian on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Bloodmage

    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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. Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like the mage stories.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Chaosmage

    • Age of Darkness, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Aryan
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its dead now walk the city at night, attacking survivors, calling their names and begging the living to join them beyond the grave. Tammy is a watchman sent to the city to investigate, so the ruling powers can decide whether to help Voechenka or leave it to its grisly fate. Zannah is a pariah in Voechenka - making up for her people's war crimes by protecting refugees who fear her far more than they fear their unearthly attackers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • all around great book.

    • By Scott Burke on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $26.22