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ISBN13: 9780451460776
ISBN10: 0451460774
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The national bestselling alternate history epic continues...

Ten years after The Change rendered technology inoperable throughout the world, two brave leaders built two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland.

Review:

"Stirling's Dies the Fire began an alternative history trilogy with a stunning premise: in 1998, the laws of nature suffered a mysterious change: gunpowder can't explode, electrical devices don't work-in short, the last 250 years of high-tech gadgetry suddenly are useless. This sequel shows what has happened to the world since the collapse of civilization. A group of people in the Pacific Northwest have joined together to rediscover old skills; Mike Havel, leader of the Bearkillers clan, and Wiccan priestess/folksinger Juniper Mackenzie help their followers adjust to new possibilities. Nearby, however, kinky former college professor Norman Arminger is exploiting his knowledge of medieval lore to manage the Protectorate, a brutal and ruthlessly-expanding dictatorship. This middle volume of the trilogy shows skirmishes between the factions, leading up to an inevitable confrontation. Stirling's pictures of ruined cities and towns are grimly convincing, and his loving descriptions of familiar landscapes gone wild are wonderful. If the people were as freshly imagined as their world, the novel would be splendid, but even with cardboard characters, it's still an extremely readable installment in a better than average tale. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Stirling continues the saga begun in Dies the Fire....His ability to imagine a return to quasimedievalism in the modern world provides a glimpse into the inner strength of men and women under fire." Library Journal

Review:

"Stirling's blending of fiction and history produces a strange, hybrid civilization, in which the confrontation between warlord and mystic is viscerally satisfying." Booklist

Synopsis:

The sequel to Dies the Fire opens ten years after technology has been rendered inoperable, and two leaders have built two thriving communities in Oregon. Now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland.

Synopsis:

It’s been eight years since the Change rendered technology inoperable across the globe. Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel’s Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan Mackenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper Mackenzie. Their leadership has saved countless lives.

But not every leader has altruistic aspirations. Norman Arminger, medieval scholar, rules the Protectorate. He has enslaved civilians, built an army, and spread his forces from Portland through most of western Washington State. Now he wants the Willamette Valley farmland, and he’s willing to wage war to conquer it.

And unknown to both factions is the imminent arrival of a ship from Tasmania bearing British soldiers...

About the Author

S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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Christy, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by Christy)
First you survive and then you build. Going back to the new world created in Dies the Fire we see a new, sparser world. Some have failed and died, some have worked together and thrived and some, inevitably, want to have everything for themselves.

Stirling further developes his characters in this novel, they have grown and changed, but he keeps them true to thier inner selves. Power still corrupts, fear and deperation still lead us down paths we might otherwise never take. The people are very human.

After the first book you have to see what happened to the people, how did they build their new society, it's curiousity. At the end of this book you won't be able to get your hands on the next book fast enough to find out what's going to happen. You are going to be up all night!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451460776
Author:
Stirling, S M
Publisher:
Roc
Author:
Stirling, S. M.
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Willamette River Valley (Or.)
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Change Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.84x4.28x1.32 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 608 pages Roc - English 9780451460776 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stirling's Dies the Fire began an alternative history trilogy with a stunning premise: in 1998, the laws of nature suffered a mysterious change: gunpowder can't explode, electrical devices don't work-in short, the last 250 years of high-tech gadgetry suddenly are useless. This sequel shows what has happened to the world since the collapse of civilization. A group of people in the Pacific Northwest have joined together to rediscover old skills; Mike Havel, leader of the Bearkillers clan, and Wiccan priestess/folksinger Juniper Mackenzie help their followers adjust to new possibilities. Nearby, however, kinky former college professor Norman Arminger is exploiting his knowledge of medieval lore to manage the Protectorate, a brutal and ruthlessly-expanding dictatorship. This middle volume of the trilogy shows skirmishes between the factions, leading up to an inevitable confrontation. Stirling's pictures of ruined cities and towns are grimly convincing, and his loving descriptions of familiar landscapes gone wild are wonderful. If the people were as freshly imagined as their world, the novel would be splendid, but even with cardboard characters, it's still an extremely readable installment in a better than average tale. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Stirling continues the saga begun in Dies the Fire....His ability to imagine a return to quasimedievalism in the modern world provides a glimpse into the inner strength of men and women under fire."
"Review" by , "Stirling's blending of fiction and history produces a strange, hybrid civilization, in which the confrontation between warlord and mystic is viscerally satisfying."
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to Dies the Fire opens ten years after technology has been rendered inoperable, and two leaders have built two thriving communities in Oregon. Now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland.
"Synopsis" by ,

It’s been eight years since the Change rendered technology inoperable across the globe. Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel’s Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan Mackenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper Mackenzie. Their leadership has saved countless lives.

But not every leader has altruistic aspirations. Norman Arminger, medieval scholar, rules the Protectorate. He has enslaved civilians, built an army, and spread his forces from Portland through most of western Washington State. Now he wants the Willamette Valley farmland, and he’s willing to wage war to conquer it.

And unknown to both factions is the imminent arrival of a ship from Tasmania bearing British soldiers...

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