Customer Reviews for

The Tears of the Sun (Emberverse Series #8)

Average Rating 4
( 52 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(26)

4 Star

(15)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Tears of the Sun engages fans of the saga who will anxiously await the next Change

A quarter of a century has passed since the 1998 Change killed over 90% of the human population in one year. Modern civilization around the globe was sent back to pre industrial revolution as things stopped working. Small pockets of survivors banded together to cope w...
A quarter of a century has passed since the 1998 Change killed over 90% of the human population in one year. Modern civilization around the globe was sent back to pre industrial revolution as things stopped working. Small pockets of survivors banded together to cope with the ordeal.

With his beloved Mathilda Arminger at his side, Rudi Mackenzie has completed the first part of his quest by finding the Sword of the Lady forged for him before he was born. He becomes the High King of Montival King Artos as he unites western North America. For the betterment and protection of his followers although he expects to die, King Artos leads the fight against the Big Sky based Church Universal and Triumphant.

Although the main thrust is Rudi, subplots involving the Dundain Rangers, d'Ath the Grand Constable of the Portland Protectorate Association and Wiccan in several locales star in critical subplots. Thus the action is less intense than previous Emberverse entries (see The Sword of the Lady), but enhances the impact of the Change by 2023 while also setting up fresh hot zones for the future thrillers. In spite of being a transitional novel, Tears of the Sun engages fans of the saga who will anxiously await the next Change.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on July 31, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Skip it wait for the next one

Tears of the sun was a huge disappointment and waste of my time. It barely moved the plot along and spent entirely too much time reviewing previous books. By the 8th book, readers know the series and characters. It felt like a huge re-run. It seemed like 10% of the ...
Tears of the sun was a huge disappointment and waste of my time. It barely moved the plot along and spent entirely too much time reviewing previous books. By the 8th book, readers know the series and characters. It felt like a huge re-run. It seemed like 10% of the book was spent on something new. Not going to miss anything by skipping this book. I hope the next one is much better. Seriously, don't just publish something for the sake of it.

posted by Tresdog on October 1, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 52 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 3
  • Posted July 31, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Tears of the Sun engages fans of the saga who will anxiously await the next Change

    A quarter of a century has passed since the 1998 Change killed over 90% of the human population in one year. Modern civilization around the globe was sent back to pre industrial revolution as things stopped working. Small pockets of survivors banded together to cope with the ordeal.

    With his beloved Mathilda Arminger at his side, Rudi Mackenzie has completed the first part of his quest by finding the Sword of the Lady forged for him before he was born. He becomes the High King of Montival King Artos as he unites western North America. For the betterment and protection of his followers although he expects to die, King Artos leads the fight against the Big Sky based Church Universal and Triumphant.

    Although the main thrust is Rudi, subplots involving the Dundain Rangers, d'Ath the Grand Constable of the Portland Protectorate Association and Wiccan in several locales star in critical subplots. Thus the action is less intense than previous Emberverse entries (see The Sword of the Lady), but enhances the impact of the Change by 2023 while also setting up fresh hot zones for the future thrillers. In spite of being a transitional novel, Tears of the Sun engages fans of the saga who will anxiously await the next Change.

    Harriet Klausner

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Skip it wait for the next one

    Tears of the sun was a huge disappointment and waste of my time. It barely moved the plot along and spent entirely too much time reviewing previous books. By the 8th book, readers know the series and characters. It felt like a huge re-run. It seemed like 10% of the book was spent on something new. Not going to miss anything by skipping this book. I hope the next one is much better. Seriously, don't just publish something for the sake of it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Waist of time

    Lame, boring and painful

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 27, 2012

    This convinced me to order the "Island in the sea of Time"!

    Fits nicely, and will get me to order #9.
    The 'sea of time' is also an entertaining read and compliments the 'emberverse series' like a glove. What fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    RUDI & COMPANY DO IT AGAIN

    Great telling of missing backstory. Couple that with glimpses of the future, make for a great read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 20, 2012

    one more great series hard to put down

    following from book 1 another great read will follow as long as the story continues big fan of SM Stirling

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Dies the fire series

    I greatly enjoy this series. The author is a great writer. The fight against the Cutters seems to be going well and I hope the High King and Queen win and survive unharmed.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Finally caught up with this series when I finish this book, my favorite! Also big fan of Chet and Bernie, that is a mystery series and the next one comes out Sept 20112!!!!

    Great!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Only one thing I didn't like about this book.

    I absolutely love this series. This is my favorite book series to date. The only problem I had with this book, was that there was a last page! I got to the last page, and realized that I now have to wait another year for the next book to come out!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 11, 2011

    great

    great

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 52 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 3