Against the Tide of Years (Island in the Sea of Time Series #2)

Against the Tide of Years (Island in the Sea of Time Series #2)

by S. M. Stirling

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Overview

 “STIRLING HAS SURPASSED HIS PREVIOUS WORK,” raved Science Fiction Chronicle of his bestselling novel Island in the Sea of Time, and George R. R. Martin hailed it as “an utterly engaging account of what happens when the isle of Nantucket is whisked back into the Bronze Age.” Now, the adventure continues...

In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to recreate the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a twentieth-century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own game: war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451457431
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Series: Island in the Sea of Time Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 177,033
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

S. M. Stirling is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change (including Prince of Outcasts, The Desert and the Blade, The Golden Princess, The Given Sacrifice, Lord of Mountains) and the Shadowspawn series (A Taint in the Blood, The Council of Shadows, Shadows of Falling Night).

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"Another exciting and explosive tale of ambition, ingenuity, intrigue, and discovery." —-Jane Lindskold, author of When the Gods Are Silent

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Against the Tide of Years (Island in the Sea of Time Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
James_Reid More than 1 year ago
S. M. Stirling has broadened the scope of his tale about the fate of Nantucket Island, its inhabitants and USCGC Eagle, which was sailing in adjacent waters, when everything and everyone is transferred to the year 1250 B.C. The Islanders and the crew of Eagle continue to deal with a rebellious officer who makes himself the king of Greece after marrying the daughter of Agamemnon. The Republic of Nantucket seeks an alliance with the Babylonians and the war goes on with breech-loading rifles. Then comes a battle at a city named Troy. This is more high-spirited adventure told by an author who makes the inconceivable real. Real characters, real places, real action.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Love the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series!! Love the touch of time travel and great Character Development! I've read them all over the years! On my 4th re-read
Karlstar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the follow on book to Island in the Sea of Time. Its a bit confusing sometime to figure out which book follows which, since there are several related novels, but this is the direct sequel. The Islanders of Nantucket and their allies have survived for 8 years now in the past, steadily regaining lost technology and improving their living conditions. However, William Walker has relocated to Greece along with his various evil followers, and they still have to deal with him. I'm not sure what it is exactly about these books that makes them good. The characters are good, and the plot feels plausible. He writes about military strategy in a convincing way, though there are a number of tactical situations that aren't quite right. Despite all that, he manages to make it feel right, which makes it a good book to read.
Antares1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book took some time to get through. It follows along several years after the events in Island in the Sea of Time. The book could have used a better copy editor. There were a lot of mistakes that threw the reader out of the story. Overall, it was OK. There were characters added in this installment that didn't seem to have any purpose to the story. I hope they are important in the final book in the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book of the Change series is a good one. It has lots of action, and the characters are excellent. However, the chapter set ups are not very good. They switch view without warning, so you sometimes get confused about which storyline you're on.
egon More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as good as the first in the series. Too much jumping in time and location.
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Citrus More than 1 year ago
I highly reccomend this entire three-book series - you'll be amazed what you learn! The Islanders are creative, courageous, and there is enough good back-story and a few great love stories that weave through the three books to hold interst amongst the historical themes. I was so sorry when the thrid book ended - PLEASE Mr. Stirling - continue with the Islanders or take us back to right after the journey to the Caribbean - tell us more! Thanks for writing this - I am a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi but these books fall into their own unique slot - enough history to ground the story but the entire premise is fantasy and there are PLENTY of characters to root for all along . Thanks for some great readng times - your books are going to be read and re-read for many, many years! S.H.,
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janeshmoe More than 1 year ago
So be careful!! Barnes and Noble offer some good free books and one of the books in this series was one of them, I had to get the rest of the books, to see what happened, it was well written, I am no literary critic but I love Scifi and Historical fiction and History. I loved how problems were solved at a time when people remembered the modern day world didn't have access to all the tools and materials that we have now, so they made do with what they had and used historical information to make what they needed in lots of instances. Very entertaining makes you wonder how you would react if faced with similar circumstance. Since it was fiction I didn't worry too much about hard cold facts, an enjoyable read as long as there are villains there will be heros!
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