A Meeting at Corvallis
In the tenth year of The Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology-but there are those who would exploit the new world order. On one side stands Michael Havel's Bearkillers and their allies, Clan MacKenzie under the leadership of Juniper... show more
In the tenth year of The Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology-but there are those who would exploit the new world order. On one side stands Michael Havel's Bearkillers and their allies, Clan MacKenzie under the leadership of Juniper MacKenzie. On the other is the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger-the Warlord of Portland, whose neo-feudal empire rules over much of the Pacific Northwest. The tensions between factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't met on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan MacKenzie's hands. But a plan to retrieve her threatens to plunge the entire region into open warfare.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Roc Hardcover
Pages no: 497
Edition language: English
Series: Emberverse (#3)
I am done with this series. A Meeting at Corvallis, the third book in first Emberverse trilogy, unfortunately didn't return to the magic of the 1st in this series. Too much battle info-dumping, not enough people behaving believably. That said, I did cry [spoiler] at the death of Mike Havel ...
What a series. Sometime during book two (The Protector's War) I became totally obsessed. The writing is a bit sloppy (he tends to cut off in the middle of action and jump to a scene after its all finished, relating how the last scene ended through inferences) in places, but I really love the unive...
11/11 I think this is my favorite of the series as it stands right now. One can see who Rudi is becoming, and which way the wind blows there. I like Tiphanie, who begins to have depth and nuance here. I like the tying up of knots, and the promises left hanging. There is, of course, a lot of thwackin...
"A Meeting at Corvallis" is the last book in the "Dies the Fire" trilogy. Part of S.M. Stirling's excellent Change Novels series, these books discuss a civilization reawakening after some astral phenomenon renders modern technology useless. Those who survive are the people who had arcane skills su...
I was a little worried that this book was going to wander off and not tie up the loose ends of the previous two, but Stirling does a nice job of ending the series. The pacing is a little choppy; I find myself wondering why we're spending so much time describing birds and horses and stuff when I know...
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