The Sword of the Lady (Emberverse Series #6)

The Sword of the Lady (Emberverse Series #6)

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by S. M. Stirling
     
 

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Rudi Mackenzie's quest to find the source of the world-altering event known as The Change ends in Nantucket, an island overrun with forest and inhabited by a mere 200 people who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing. Within it, Rudi finds a beautifully made sword seemingly waiting for him. And once he takes

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Rudi Mackenzie's quest to find the source of the world-altering event known as The Change ends in Nantucket, an island overrun with forest and inhabited by a mere 200 people who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing. Within it, Rudi finds a beautifully made sword seemingly waiting for him. And once he takes it up, nothing for Rudi or for the world that he knows will ever be the same...

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Rudi Mackenzie 's quest to find and reverse the source of the calamitous changes that have affected the whole world brings him to Nantucket, his final destination. Totally transformed, this island is now covered by forest and inhabited by a few hundred stragglers, all of whom claim to have been transported there from out of time. In an isolated stone house, Rudi discovers what will be a weapon and a sign of his mission. The fifth, linchpin novel in S. M. Stirling's Chang cycle.
Library Journal
In a world where technology has been replaced by older powers, Rudi Mackenzie and his kinsman Edain, both of Clan Mackenzie, attempt a perilous journey across a changed North American continent, now populated by minikingdoms, bands of cannibals, and religious fanatics seeking the source of the event now known as "The Change." VERDICT Stirling's latest addition to his popular "Change" series (Dies the Fire) follows Rudi's journey as he discovers a life-changing secret at the heart of the Change. Series fans should flock to this "hero's journey."
From the Publisher
"This new novel of the Change is quite probably the finest by an author who has been growing in skill and imagination for more than 25 years." —Booklist Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451463081
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Emberverse Series , #6
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
174,650
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"This new novel of the Change is quite probably the finest by an author who has been growing in skill and imagination for more than 25 years." —-Booklist Starred Review

Meet the Author

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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The Sword of the Lady (Emberverse Series #6) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Rudi Mackenzie continues his dangerous trek across what was once the United States in his quest to learn more about the Change that crippled the superpower turning the world into literally a darker neo Dark Ages in which electricity ceased. His goal is to go the source in Nantucket. Along the way, he has made friends, several of whom are traveling with him, and many enemies. He attains his destination only to find a stranger world that makes what he seen before seem normal. Nantucket Island is totally woodland with no more than two hundred confused people who insist they come from other eras, but somehow were transported to the center of the Change. Nothing makes sense to the wary and weary Rudi as Nantucket offers no answers that he can fathom. However, there is one house made of stone still standing. Still searching for clues to what caused the Change over two decades ago; Rudi enters and immediately is drawn to a sword that he picks up as if the weapon was calling him. What he thought he knew will be sliced and diced forever. The third Change post apocalyptic thriller (see SUNRISE LANDS and THE SCOURGE OF GOD) continues Rudi and company's trek across the battered dying land trying to come back to life two plus decades later. The troupe has reached their destination, but Nantucket is nothing like what they or the audience expected when they set out; for that matter the trip across the country was also filled with inexplicable unexpected happenings as the gods intruded along the way. Although it is imperative to have recently at least read THE SCOURGE OF GOD, fans will enjoy this excellent epic that will stun the reader with the direction S.M. Stirling spins as Rudi has come a long way to grab the sword and apparently has a long way still to go. Harriet Klausner
Loose007Cannon More than 1 year ago
I saw that "The High King of Montival" will be released in September and was looking at the BN website for other information about Stirling's work. Quite a few of the reviews I read on this book expressed confusion concerning the ending. You guys have got to read the "Island in the Sea of Time" series. It concerns the other side of the Change, people on and around Nantucket when the event happened. The ending in "The Sword of the Lady" includes characters from those books. This series and all his works are highly recommended. I have never been disappointed by any of S.M. Stirling's stories. LC 8/13/10
razor-review More than 1 year ago
I really don't like to read series that go on forever. 3-4 is my limit. I have found with this series I can't get enough. Mr Stirling has done a great job of creating a world coping with a complete reversal back to the 1600's. Rudy is stepping into a real of unknown (at least until #7) adventures and demands. The band of heroes described in Sword of the Lady makes you want to build your own skills and get ready for your adventures in this life. Anyway, if you are into this series already you will want to keep an eye out for the next in the series. Best of reading to you and enjoy the world of books.
LDC2009 More than 1 year ago
The Sword of the Lady was the best book written in this series since the original Dies The Fire! Excellent characterizations, great action, romance and thrilling plot. Can't wait for the next one!
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