Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Book Review : Age of Azmoq The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma

Book Review : Age of Azmoq The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma

Author: Rajamayyoor Sharma
Pages: 392
Price: 499 INR on Amazon
Kindle edition: 249 INR

Note: I received the copy of the book from BlogAdda - the largest community of bloggers in India. The views expressed here are honest, unbiased and my own.

What comes to your mind if I ask, “Which is your favourite book from the fantasy genre?” I am sure it might not be from any Indian author.

Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma has created a fantasy world where power, dominance, trust, betrayal aren’t uncommon.

Be ready to take in lots of information about the vivid characters distributed throughout the book. The author has divided the book in seven sections where each section introduces new story, characters and history.

While reading the prologue I felt the story would be infernal but once I dived into the first few chapters I realized the author has grazed the humanly world with perfect fantasy. I had read dozens of contemporary novels recently and thought it would be difficult to seize this fantasy world but the book proved me wrong.

Rajamayyoor Sharma has written a page-turner book.

Book Review : Age of Azmoq The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma


The story revolves around the metal – Azmoq which has incredulous power which when used improperly can destroy many lives. The military of Valantian Imperium is all set to control and conquer the village which has vast reserve of the metal.

The story-telling is mostly in first person language and which makes it easier to understand the character and his relationship with others.

Villasboro – The village where people live above the age of 100 and the houses are shaped in form of animal footprint from above.

The narration of Valantian Imperium, the Order of Seven, Final 100, Hammer brothers, Yerins is mystifying.


Each character has flaws with its unique abilities and morals. I loved the names which the author has created for the places (Villasboro, Nuevida), characters (Forresgrim, Anirved, Kazena, Azrial, Elibir) and language (Deusorthok)

There are many twists in the storyline, for one moment you might think the person is a bad guy and the next he turns a good-hearted hero. ‘Karn’ is the character I feel in love with. His ferocious attitude, flirty nature, mind reading capability makes it impossible to not love him.

Book Review : Age of Azmoq The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma

The role of ‘Kazena’ is surprisingly brilliant. Dag Heyat is another robust evil character that I loved.
I do not want to spoil the story here but read it for how 3 people (Dev (the unknown and unnamed), Karn and Eric) from different areas of same continent, a teenager, one in mid-twenties and other in his mid-thirties find each other in obnoxious situation yet end up having the strongest bond of friendship.


You will read about the powerful Azmoq laden weapons: swords, glove, brace and armors.

Author has created fascinating imaginative landscapes in form of map makes them alive and immersive. The reader will continue to read without skipping any pages because if you do, you might miss an important part.  The footnotes in the book, however can be informative but sometimes distracts the world you have created in your mind while reading.

Book Review : Age of Azmoq The Valantian Imperium by Rajamayyoor Sharma
This is what makes me do to make the fantasy world more alive and memorable

Final verdict:

A fantasy novel should have the ability of world-building with strong unforgettable characters and I am in complete awe that and an Indian author has done it with this book.

You will love this book if:

a) You like to read about vast dynasty, powerful weapons, mind reading, war, friendship

b) You want to feel the characters alive in an incredible world as if walking in their footsteps

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