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The Scourge of God (Emberverse Series #5)
     

The Scourge of God (Emberverse Series #5)

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by S. M. Stirling
 

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Rudi MacKenzie continues his journey toward Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind The Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable. But one fanatical officer in the Sword of The Prophet has been dispatched on a mission-to stop Rudi from reaching Nantucket by any means necessary?

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The Scourge of God (Emberverse Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
LN_Adcox More than 1 year ago
This is actually the fifth book of a long series, but I'm not anxious for it to end. Stirling keeps it fresh by highlighting different characters and introducing new ones. He also highlights new cultures. The emphasis on the Celtic or Wicca culture of Clan Mackenzie was beginning to get a bit old so I was pleased that part of the book was devoted to the evolving culture of the Sioux and a culture that sprang from Buddhist monks at a conference when the "Change" occurred. The book bounces back and forth between Rudi Mackenzie's party on their quest to reach "the Sword" in Nantucket and the forces of Eric Larsson, Signe, and Astrid and Sandra Arminger and Tiphaine d' Ath as they try to stop the advance of the combined forces of The Church Universal and Triumphant (Cutters) and the United States of Boise. The Seekers are introduced - malevolent, telepathic arch villains representing the Cutter Prophet and capable of taking physical control of any of their followers making the possessed nearly invincible. This book ends like an old time movie matinee with the hero and heroines in deep trouble requiring the viewer to see the next movie to discover how death is cheated. Nevertheless, this series still has me hooked, and I will hate to see it end. My fear at this point is that the ending will be a cheap let down similar to the ending of Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series nearly forty years ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been twenty-three years since the Change when earth plunged into a pre-electric era. Mankind scrambled to survive as over ninety percent of the population died. Clan Mackenzie led by High Priestess Juniper and the Bearkillers thrived on the land while the dictator who wanted to rule perished (see THE SUNSET LAND). However a new danger has arisen the prophet Sethaz and his flock slowly infiltrate the people surrounding Juniper and her people he and his followers recruit or kill based on their cause being godly. --- Meanwhile Juniper¿s son Rudi and other friends and warriors from home journey east across what was once the proud United States of America towards Nantucket where he hopes to learn more about The Change. The Lady sent a messenger Ingolf from Nantucket to pick up The Sword and bring it home. The prophet knows of Rudi¿s quest and sends his best assassins to prevent him from succeeding. At the same time the President of the United States of Boise, who got the job by committing patricide allies with the prophet because he wants to expand into Pendleton with Mackenzie¿s Western Oregon after that but they go to war to stop him. --- This second tale in the second saga switches from the post apocalyptic thriller to a ¿Greek¿ Tragedy as the Gods manipulate and guide their followers and sinners. Readers observe dark demonic possessions and frightening futuristic visions while scrying and other magic takes the saga in a new direction. Fans will remain enthralled once the shock lets up as the tale is filled with action, strong characters in conflict, vivid descriptions of a battered dying land trying to come back to life two plus decades since the Change, and a great cliffhanging climax. --- Harriet Klausner
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It was great. Make it seven pages and not four. Good detail. But you forgot to uppercase your Is and do this: 'Can it be',scourge thought. I got a little confused. Please read The Golden Cat at golden girl results two to seven. Skip result five because there is no chapter there. No rude comments. If you didnt like my story day what i should do better. You can advertize there but with a sentence or two how you liked my story. Ask questiond at qu second result and ill answer it in qu result four. Please continue your story and read mine. The auther
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But kind short r u gonna post another in 2 result?
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Rogoth More than 1 year ago
Imagine one day all the engines stopped working, and all the gunpowder stopped burning. Planes fall from the sky, people are suddenly trapped miles from home, the entire society is re-written so that only the strongest sword arm survives. Kingdoms rise overnight. Many, many, die when food can't get to where they are in enough quantities. Surprisingly well-told with well-written characters, if the style is somewhat repetitive in many places. Well done throughout, good first stepping off point for the series.
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