The Protector's War (Emberverse Series #2)

The Protector's War (Emberverse Series #2)

by S. M. Stirling
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The Protector's War (Emberverse Series #2) by S. M. Stirling

It’s been eight years since the Change rendered technology inoperable across the globe. Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel’s Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan Mackenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper Mackenzie. Their leadership has saved countless lives.

But not every leader has altruistic aspirations. Norman Arminger, medieval scholar, rules the Protectorate. He has enslaved civilians, built an army, and spread his forces from Portland through most of western Washington State. Now he wants the Willamette Valley farmland, and he’s willing to wage war to conquer it.

And unknown to both factions is the imminent arrival of a ship from Tasmania bearing British soldiers...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451460776
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: Emberverse Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 173,349
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

S. M. Stirling is the New York Times bestselling 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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The Protector's War (Emberverse Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 80 reviews.
Confusedus More than 1 year ago
So why are all the other books in this series available for the nook EXCEPT for #2? Makes zero sense. Got hooked on book 1 and can't immediately download book 2, but hey feel free to skip on over to 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ONLY BOOK IN THE SERIES NOT AVAILABLE ON THE NOOK. FAIL
Cavedragon More than 1 year ago
As a sequel to 'Dies The Fire', this is a well-written and entertaining book. The character growth and evolution is organic and believable, with the possible exceptions of Eilir and Astrid. We don't get enough of their interior monologue to evaluate the perception we're given by other characters. They all seem to think both are nuts, but still competent enough to co-found a separate settlement, organize, train, and lead an elite military force. Did I mention one has to do it all with sign language? It's not enough to take you out of the story, though. In the tradition of other fantasy novels, all the characters are impossibly beautiful or handsome, clever, and even their mistakes work out for the best. Open minded fans of wicca will find that Stirling has evolved a believable post-apocalyptic revival among the survivors, without making it seem foolish or ethereal. There's even a current of humor, including references to a genre classic, without ever naming it directly. I look forward to the next few books in the series, and actually had to grab the 3rd book immediately upon finishing this one (at 2AM), because I needed to know what happened next.
Annoyed57 More than 1 year ago
ONLY BOOK IN THE SERIES NOT AVAILABLE ON THE NOOK. COME ON PEOPLE. I'VE EMAILED B&N, I'VE EMAILED THE PUBLISHER, I'VE B*TCHED ON THE NOOK FORUMS, I'VE EVEN EMAILED THE AUTHOR, AND IT'S BEEN A YEAR OF TRYING TO GET SOMEONE TO LOOK AT WHY THE FULL E-BOOK FOR THIS ISN'T AVAILABLE. THE SAMPLE IS, BUT NOT THE FULL NOVEL! COME ON! THE ENTIRE REST OF THE EMBERVERSE SERIES IS BUT NOT THIS ONE! COME ON! SOMEBODY PULL THEIR FINGERS OUT AND LOOK AT THIS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Huge fan of this series! As a former SCA member, it fulfills some fantasies, while at the same time being an excellent social commentary on the precarious balance of 'civilization'. Also, this series is a HUGE improvement over Stirling's earlier Nantucket series a far superior work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me into the folds of its story for hours and hours! Plenty of action and a fantastic tie-in of other parts of the world that have also gone through the change. You see Signe Havel's true colors! And The protector is clearly more evil than I ever thought! Seeing how Astrid and Eilir have grown up is as intresting as seeing how the geographic area has changed in the Willamette Valley. Anyone that didnt like this book must not have been reading it at all! I highly recomend this title!
Wayne-56 More than 1 year ago
I found the story line started right off where book 1 ended. The characters had not evolved to a point that needed a lot of explaining. Great casual read and not "way out there" as a host of "end of the world" books can get. The narratives of the fighting had just enough graphic accounts without being too gory. The only down side is the detailed descriptions of landscapes and building structures. I will read the other books in this series
LN_Adcox More than 1 year ago
The name is a bit misleading as the book ends short of war. Norman Arminger, Lord Protector of the Portland Protective Association is intent on adding the Willamette Valley to his empire but to do so he must crush the Bearkillers and Clan Mackenzie and their allies; the Central Oregon Ranchers¿ Association and Cornvallis University. Stirling continues to describe the unorthodox way society has reestablished itself and human adaptability. It is only eight years after ¿The Change¿ - the loss of all electronic devices, explosives, and gun powder. Surviving adults over the age of 30 often still wake up wondering if they have been dreaming and sometimes feeling a bit silly in plate armor whereas younger adults and children don¿t miss or don¿t remember television and electronic devices and accept armor and medieval style warfare as normal. I enjoyed this book and the continuing saga although it did not initially seem to be as fast paced as the first book of the series because it took me several chapters to warm up to the Brits fleeing tyranny in Britain. However, I¿m hooked on the series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
It has been nine years since the Change has rendered technology obsolete. There is no more electricity, guns are obsolete and the world has devolved into a feudal society. In the Wilmette Valley in Oregon Michael Havel¿s Bear Killers, a tribal community, and Clan McKenzie led by Juniper McKenzie have organized the people into a farming community, giving land and livestock in return for loyalty to the leaders.................. Norman Arminger is their greatest enemy who loathes what they have built. He is a former medieval historian who has formed a society based on Norman culture which includes the building of castles that will protect his people in the coming war. In a stroke of luck, Arminger¿s daughter is taken by clan McKenzie. Sir Nigel, who helped King Charles bring England back from the brink of extinction, had to leave his country in a hurry because he dared to question his liege¿s decisions. He makes his home with Clan McKenzie who the beautiful leader believes will play an important role in the upcoming war.......................... It¿s hard to imagine a world where something destroyed Earth¿s technology which resulted in the deaths of billions of people due to famine, fire and plague. Yet S.M. Stirling places such an apocalyptical event on human scale so readers get a picture of what such a world be like. This is a dark gritty world yet the people are determined to rebuild and cooperate to ensure their survival. The villain in this exciting and well constructed work of speculative fiction is the type of that emerges whenever a crisis allows him to seize control of events. Readers will eagerly await the next work in the stunning series........... Harriet Klausner
jmcmt2003 More than 1 year ago
A complete snore fest. Stirling takes forever to get going. The chapters that focus on the McKenzies are filled with goofy, overly dramatic language and pointless minutiae that makes the story drag along. The only half way decent chapters are the ones with the British soldiers and the Bear Killers, but even that isn't enough to make the book worthwhile. A complete disappointment, especially when the first book was such a page turner. Mr. Stirling has certainly let his readers down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why can't i get this book on nook!!!!!????????????????
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D-Wreck More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of this series but I don't know if it is the Nook edition or not but there are a ton of typos. Also If you read one book to the next the author re-uses the same lines a lot... enough so that I noticed it. It is an easy read and does keep you interested. I wouldn't call it a page turner or "kept me up all night" sort of book. I find I don't really care what happens I am more of just curious to see how it ends. The characters are interesting and you actually like some of them. I wouldn't recommend the series to anyone as a "you've got to read this" or even "I'm reading a good series right now" but it wasn't all that bad...just not great.
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