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?See more details below

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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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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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"Stirling is a perfect master of keep-them-up-all-night pacing, possibly the best in American sf." —Booklist Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451462664
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Emberverse Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
207,371
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Stirling is a perfect master of keep-them-up-all-night pacing, possibly the best in American sf." —-Booklist Starred Review

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