Lord of Mountains (Emberverse Series #9)

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“[A] gifted author,”* S.M. Stirling created a fascinating neo-medieval world in his Novels of the Change where the remnants of humanity struggle to survive in a post-technological environment. Now, the New York Times bestselling epic continues as a king faces a challenge beyond the battlefield…

Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking ...

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Overview

“[A] gifted author,”* S.M. Stirling created a fascinating neo-medieval world in his Novels of the Change where the remnants of humanity struggle to survive in a post-technological environment. Now, the New York Times bestselling epic continues as a king faces a challenge beyond the battlefield…

Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace.

If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains, and take part in a crowning ceremony—a ceremony binding him to his people, his ancestors, and his land.

Then, once he has secured his place and allegiances, Artos can go forward, and lead his forces to the heart of the enemy’s territory…

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Stirling (The Tears of the Sun, 2011, etc.) offers up the latest book in his long-running Change series, set in a post-apocalyptic yet distinctly feudal America. In Stirling's version of alternate history, a 1998 catastrophe known as the Change rendered electricity, explosives and other power sources useless all over the world. The chaos that followed caused much of the United States to devolve into a sword-and-arrow-wielding medieval society, with numerous independent small republics dotting the continent. In this latest installment, which takes place in 2023, 25 years after the Change, many peoples are at war with the Montana-based Church Universal and Triumphant. The high king of Montival, Artos (also known as Rudi Mackenzie), leads armies in violent skirmishes on the battlefield while wielding the powerful Sword of the Lady. Meanwhile, he also wields diplomacy as he aims to unite the disparate republics. Stirling has created a truly original combination of post-apocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy with this series and in the process, has built up a highly complex fictional universe with loads of characters and political intrigue. Unfortunately, although his battle scenes occasionally come across with a certain grandeur, Stirling's prose is more often flat, lifeless and full of stilted dialogue. His incredibly leisurely pacing, though perhaps in some ways appropriate to such a low-tech setting, will be frustrating to some readers. That said, many of those dedicated fans who have followed the series thus far will likely be satisfied with this latest. A slow-moving chapter in the Change saga.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451464767
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Emberverse Series , #9
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 290,375
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

S.M. Stirling

S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Ughhh...

    With each passing book in the series, Stirling seems to add more and more description for no other reason than to write the words. How many ways can you describe a glade, an outfit, etc. Ughhh... it is exhausting. The story starts a glacial pace, spurts briefly, then slows again, including an ridiculously long "dream sequence" that takes forever to get to the point. I came close more than once to putting it down and calling it quits, but I have invested a lot in the story and had to see where it went, however slowly it may have moved.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    This will be the last one

    This series has gone downhill fast. Most of the book is just one giant recap of the last 8. What a waste of time. I feel like the author is just milking what was a great story line to just squeeze one more out.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

    I have loved this series but as other reviewers have stated, it

    I have loved this series but as other reviewers have stated, it is getting repetitive and nothing is happening.  This book and the previous book cover the same material  over and over again.  When I realized I had reached the end of this book I had a, "but nothing happened!" moment.  The series deserves a better end than this slow boring winding down. 

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Stirling is starting to go the way of Robert Jordan

    I love these books, and will probably keep reading them, just to find out how it ends. My complaint is that they are getting so caught up in little details and you finish the book with the feeling that nothing has happened. Come on, Stirling! Don't be like Jordan and die before you tell us the end, or make me wish that the next book was by Brian Sanderson, just so things will get moving again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    best series in a long time!

    I just finished all the books in the series. Couldn't put it down!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Great read

    Keeps you turning every page k

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2012

    love s. m. stirling's books

    great book!!!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    It was really fun for the first 5 books but has gone downhill fr

    It was really fun for the first 5 books but has gone downhill from there, Repetative and boring. Too descriptive of scenes and just not much going on in the rest of the books. I felt auther was out of fresh ideas and just wanted to cash in on the first few books and I got duped into buying them based on the first 5. Tell the author future reads by him are not likely for me..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    excellent continuing story exciting and detailed

    Love the series and have put my name down for the next one. I missed the first two so will return to read them later.
    They are written with a lot of detail; Mr Stirling appears to have researched all the subjects and covers controversial subjects without making judgements.
    great read even as a standalone book.
    Sometimes when recapping an old event, which I remember, but he is writing for people who haven't read the previous books; could he put the text in a different font? so that the memory could be missed without missing any important detail?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    =(

    If you loved this series like i did then prepare for disapointment. And its soooo short.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    another fine entry in the Emberverse series

    as usual, SM Stirling does us right :) an enjoyable read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Enough of desciptions already, get on with the story, I started

    Enough of desciptions already, get on with the story, I started this with (Island In The Sea Of Time), great storyline and the 1st few books of
    (Dies the Fire-the Change) but he needs to get back to the story it is taking way to long, and way to may books to get there!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

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    Name-Tag Delilah Foster. Age- 17 Height- About 5'8. Looks- Long brown hair with bright blonde streaks she usually keeps up in a messy bun or ponytail unless shes stressed out. She has bright green eyes that arent native to earth. She wears alot of graphic tees, but her favorite is her Captain America Sheild tee. She wears a jacket if its cold, and it looks like the top part of Captain America uniform, and when you pull up the hood, it looks like the helmet. She wears jeans or denim short shorts because they are easy to move around in. She wears black bloots that come just below the knee, or converse in the summer. Relationship- Wolf. Best Friends- Fang, Calla, Wolf, Storm, Logan, Batu, and Slenderman. Twinneh: Fang. Abilities/Hobbies-She likes almost everything but being on the ground. She loves the water, and she doesnt have to breath. It reminds her of where she came from. She is really smart, and love to invent and improve things. When she's out in the field, building or swimming, she's happy and brave and leader-like, but give some free-time on the ground and she tends to look a little lost. She also can fly planes and build them, all from scratch. She doesnt have any special powers besides the fact that she can make people have dreams or nightmares, and she can levitate things. Wolf form- Her wolf form mimics a fox's fur, but her eyes stay the same bright green. She is part of the Scarlet Letter pack, and Pluto is her wolf name. Past- She doesnt like to talk about it. End of story. Weapon of choice: Whip or Ray Gun that she built herself. Other: She loves to read ad watch movies, and her favorite food is smores.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2012

    Another S.M. Stirling novel that makes you think

    I have enjoyed all of S.M. Stirling's books I have read & this one is no different.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Sakura

    Test

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Secret person

    This is not Sam

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