Review: Legends of a Shattered Age – R.J. Terrell


After tragedy strikes the island of Jamaica, two brothers take it upon themselves to discover the cause behind it. At the same time, a youg woman begins on her hero’s journey to discover the same answers.


Kenyatta – A warrior, he was last seen in Echoes of Shattered Age.
Kita – Also a warrior, Kenyatta’s brother.
Seung Yoon – A young woman on a journey of discovery.
Malimakuru – Mentor and protector to Kita and Kenyatta.


This book was pretty exciting. The first one in the series was a smaller, more intimate scale. This one covers a broader range. While Mr. Terrell’s first novel was akin to Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress, this one would be similar in nature to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings with a pacific/asiatic twist.

The time is a period after technology ceases to exists. Magic, and the tools of ancient martial warriors are in abundance. A Tidal wave destroys the Jamaican home of one of the brothers. They set out on a quest to discover what is upsetting the balance of nature. The course of their quest takes you from Jamaica to a futuristic version of America.

In another part of the world, a young female warrior named Seung Yoon sets out on her own mythological hero’s quest. Her journey is not only external, but internal as well, as she uncovers answers to questions she didn’t know she had.

If you enjoy fantasy novels and sword and sorcery epics, then I think you’d really enjoy this story. It has a strong plot, and the story draws you into the characters. You get involved in some of their lives, and tense moments occur when they are put in jeopardy. I really look forward to seeing the conclusion of this story, and revisiting with Kita, Kenyatta, Malimokuru, and Seung.

I would recommend this for adults or older teens because of violent imagery, and strong situations.

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*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to RJ Terrell for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.