Synopses & Reviews
Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace.
If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains, and take part in a crowning ceremony a ceremony binding him to his people, his ancestors, and his land.
Then, once he has secured his place and allegiances, Artos can go forward, and lead his forces to the heart of the enemy's territory....
“A truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy.”—Kirkus Reviews
“As usual, S. M. Stirling delivers a rich world readers want to live in.”—PNC-Minnesota Bureau
“A wondrous universe.”—Otherwhere Gazette
“The story line is fast-paced from the onset and never slows down.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
“A truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy.” Kirkus Reviews
“As usual, S. M. Stirling delivers a rich world readers want to live in.” PNC-Minnesota Bureau
“A wondrous universe.” Otherwhere Gazette
“The story line is fast-paced from the onset and never slows down.” Genre Go Round Reviews
About the Author
S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.