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The Waters Rising

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Sheri Tepper still spins a great yarn

    I have most of Sheri Tepper's books, and I still don't know how one would categorize her genre: a lot of sci-fi, a good helping of fantasy, and characters and situations so startling and fantastic that they're in a class by themselves. This tale is no different. It's of a future in which the land of, one assumes earth, but one is never sure, is slowly shrinking. The seas are rising and will eventually - probably in the lifetime of the main characters - encompass the globe. As is her wont, Ms. Tepper gathers a fascinating troupe of characters – some good, some hideously evil and a number that will eventually reveal their complexities. A motley group treks toward the shoreline to discuss the coming loss of land with the "sea people," while a power play rages around and endangers them. One of these travelers carries within her a mysterious object, the possible salvation of land dwellers when there is no more dry terrain. The story is complex and convoluted, but as I've found with all of Sheri Tepper's books, well worth waiting until she wraps up the loose ends in her own good time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as with her other books, will probably revisit it several more times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    enjoyable post apocalyptic cautionary thriller

    The Big Kill has left the earth shattered as most life died during the pandemic mass murders by the unseen Slaughterers. However, the survivors of the onslaught have no respite as a second potentially deadly threat has arisen. In places like Norland, the sea is overwhelming land masses with decreasingly safe places to stay.

    Young Xulai is a no more than a superfluous gnat in the scheme of those struggling with surviving the rising waters. When she meets an apparent Slaughterer apparition, she flees for her life. However, unlike her species who feels she is a throwaway to disregard, that deadly beast recognizes her potential as the only person who could save mankind. To insure the extinction of humanity this predator goes after Xulai planning to kill her.

    Returning to the Plague of Angels realm, The Waters Rising is a clever enjoyable post apocalyptic thriller that deftly uses a Noah like tale to disparage current societies for their disregard and abuse of the planet. The cautionary story line is fast-paced as a frightened heroine arises amidst the shrinking livable land. Readers (except for deniers) will relish Xulai's coming of age escapades as she and her idealistic cohorts simply hope and pray they can save mankind though some of them doubt whether humanity deserves a third chance.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    Winter when snowflakes dance

    Name: Just call her Winter <br> Personality: Cheerful, and kind but she has sharp wits and a fierce temper if you can ever get it out of her. <br> Apperance: A slim, agile, light silver-grey and white tabby she with sea blue eyes. <br> Crush/mate/kits: not yet, nope, no.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Sea of the North

    Name: oh my god you can see!! Congradulations!
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    Looks: blue-grey fur with white spots that look like clouds,black spots,paws,tail tip,eye patch and ear.
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    Personality: fierce in battle,cunning, sweet,loving,kind
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    Mate/kits/crush:no but wants!
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    Theme Song: 'part of me' by Katy Perry

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Time: The Rising

    &star<_>~ The Rising <br> &starf&starf&starf&starf&starf&starf<_>~ Blaze's Father <p> It was rocky and warm, the land was mostly slates of rock. Snakes were everywhere, even adder. <p> Blaze sniffed the air for the scent of a cat, and smelled a long lost scent. Almost familiar... <p> He followed his nose to the bones of a shecat, where he picked up a fresher scent. Somecat had been here. He followed it to a tom, who was stalking a snake. <br> "Why would you-" <br> "SHHHH!" The tom hissed. The snake darted down the rock with extraordinary speed. "You caused me to lose a-" the tom turned. "Blaze?" <br> "Pardon?" <br> "You... you can't be..." <br> "What did I miss? Are you Viper?" <br> "Blaze! You're my son!" <p> [({very Star Wars-y moment...})] <p> "I... You... Viper?" <br> "Yes, I am Viper." <br> "I need to find ten other special cats and bring them to a weird rock that glows and-" <br> "Woah! Slow down there, kid. Special? That ain't me." <br> "Well, a dream told me..." <br> "Look, dreams aren't real. But I'm gonna help you anyway." Blaze looked shocked. <br> "But... But-" <br> "I said I'd help. Now lets go get Amethyst." <br> "Wait... you know her?" <br> "Of course! Do you?" <br> "No, she was one of the cats I needed to bring to that rock in my dream."

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