All the Windwracked Stars
It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven – the steeds of the valkyrie.Because they lived, Valdyrgard was not wholly destroyed.... show more
It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven – the steeds of the valkyrie.Because they lived, Valdyrgard was not wholly destroyed. Because the valraven was transformed in the last miracle offered to a Child of the Light, Valdyrgard was changed to a world where magic and technology worked hand in hand.2500 years later, Muire is in the last city on the dying planet, where the Technomancer rules what’s left of humanity. She's caught sight of someone she has not seen since the Last Battle: Mingan the Wolf is hunting in her city.
Publish date: October 28th 2008
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, Speculative Fiction
Series: The Edda of Burdens (#1)
An interesting start though the Valkyrie concept had me confused: many names and words to learn about before you leap in to this world. Possibly for another time. (Yes, but Kindle.)
Though much of this book is set during the end of the world, which makes it somewhat of a downer, the characters are so interesting that it's a fun book to read. The ending is not so much of a surprise as it is a perfectly fit glove for the earlier sections of the story. The emotional depth of the c...
Elizabeth Bear is one of my favourite authors these days, but I struggled with the start of All the Windwracked Stars. I don't mind being plunged in at the deep end and left to figure my own way out, but this world was so alien, built on such different assumptions that just a tiny bit more of a road...
I tried to listen to this while driving in the car and I just couldn't concentrate enough to make it a good listen. I really didn't like either reader so that didn't help. Maybe I'll try actually reading it next time. I loved the idea of it.
(review originally posted on my livejournal account: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com/15198.html)I read Bear's work back in January for the Women of Science Fiction book club (Dust) and to be completely honest, it left me reeling. I ended up liking it, but it was HARD book to read. I learned ver...