"A stunning continuation" (Diana L. Paxson, author of Ravens of Avalon) of the New York Times bestselling author's "splendid saga" chronicling an alternate world without technology.
Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind The Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.
During his travels, Rudi forges ties with new allies in the continuing war against The Prophet, who teaches his followers that God has punished humanity by destroying technological civilization. And one fanatical officer in the Sword of The Prophet has been dispatched on a mission -- to stop Rudi from reaching his destination by any means necessary.
Starred Review. This vivid sequel to 2007's The Sunrise Lands opens in 2021, a generation after the Change that brought magic back into the world and made electric and explosive power inoperative. New post-industrial societies have risen, some seeking to restore technology and some celebrating its demise. One of the latter is the Church Universal and Triumphant, a group of genocidal Luddites with a prophetic theology that is more Dark Ages than New Age. Clan leader Rudi MacKenzie frequently butts heads with the Cutters and their Prophet as he struggles to cross the devastated Eastern Death Zones and reach Nantucket Island, birthplace of the Change, where he hopes to understand and perhaps reverse the replacement of technology with myth and magic. Stirling (The Sunrise Lands) eloquently describes a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF. (Sept.)
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1 . Awesome Story! The Saga Continues.
Posted November 17, 2010 by Eric , TitusvilleI really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. It is full of non-stop adventure. The author did a fantastic job of continuing this saga!
2 . Great Continuation Of The Saga
Posted January 02, 2009 by Slav , East BrunswickThe story picks up where the last book left off. It also offers a bit of a glimpse (perhaps a bit too transparent) into the cuse of Change. A really nice piece of writing.
September 01, 2008
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