The Protector's War
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... show more
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...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Pages no: 591
Edition language: English
Series: Emberverse (#2)
I really REALLY enjoyed this book, though there were certainly some issues with the way he dealt with chronology in the telling. He's a fantastic storyteller, Stirling, though I wouldn't call him a fantastic writer. I am addicted to the characters and when I finish writing this, am going to go sta...
Absolutely Loved it, left me sitting on the edge of my seat.... Meeting in Corvallis is next...
How is this series, full of blood and the meaty thwacking of bastard sword into bone, one of my favorites? One I like so well I've sought it out on CD and listen to it by the hour? There are bits so repetitive that it makes my teeth hurt, and bits which are so hilarious I howl. It works for me, rea...
10/2011 I liked this better the second time through. I was less caught up in the suspense and could pay more attention to the subtleties and character development. 12/2010 Solid second book in the series. Of necessity a little plodding, but still gripping nonetheless. The characters are strong, the ...
This is the second book in S.M. Stirling's Change series. I enjoyed it, but I did not like it as much as I did "Dies The Fire" (first book in the series).Part of the problem was the shifts in date and perspective. Even though they were clearly delineated in chapter sub-heads, it was not until more...