The Hanging Mountains (Books of the Cataclysm #3)

The Hanging Mountains (Books of the Cataclysm #3)

by Sean Williams
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The Hanging Mountains (Books of the Cataclysm #3) by Sean Williams

The Divide is flooded, at great cost of human - and inhuman - life. Far from home, Sal, Shilly and Skender seek the source of the deluge in the legendary Hanging Mountains, traveling in a magical ship of bone. New threats await them in the fog forests of the Panic, and new tests of their friendship. Caught in a conflict that erupts between two long-forgotten civilizations, they struggle to discern ally from foe, and to find trust when it is needed most.

In their wake comes the Homunculus, vessel and prison of the Castillo twins - sole, strange survivors of the catastrophe that changed the world forever, a thousand years ago. Their mission is paramount, their urgency contagious. Something much darker and deadlier than the Swarm is stirring in the heart of the mountains.

And for Habryn Kail, already assumed dead by his masters, it might really be the finish of him, this time ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591028239
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Series: Books of the Cataclysm , #3
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

One of Australia's leading speculative fiction writers, Sean Williams is the author of numerous works for adults, young adults, and children, covering new space opera, science fiction thrillers, fantasy, and horror. He has also written for Star Wars and Doctor Who, two franchises he has loved since a child. A winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, recipient of the "SA Great" Literature Award, and a New York Times best seller, he lives with his wife and family in Adelaide, South Australia.

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The Hanging Mountains (Books of the Cataclysm #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Thousands of years after the Cataclysm eradicated civilization, Sky Warden Marmion reluctantly detours from his prime mission to uncover the source of the flood that apparently rose out of the Divide that splits the Earth. Instead frustratingly, he and his traveling compatriots are stuck in a forest trying to prevent war between the Milang human foresters and the Panic beasts. Meanwhile the twins Hadrian and Seth continue to occupy the same body that of a Homunculus. They, tracker Habryn Kail and others flee the rising waters that inundate the land near the Divide hoping to find some safety in the legendary balloon cities of the Hanging Mountains. Sal and his companions on a ship of bones pursue them even as the siblings and Habryn begin to realize there is an unknown force at work trying to deliberately bring forth a second Cataclysm evidence mounts that the original apocalyptic pandemic was caused by Homunculus so that Hadrian, Seth and Habryn wonder if they are the source again. --- The third tale in the second saga is a well written entry that in one exciting (in of itself) subplot moves the overall chronicle glacially sideways (Marmion¿s tale) while the other prime adventure (the twins¿ tale) moves closer to the final confrontation though it also contains an entertaining unneeded ¿debate¿. Still fans of the series will enjoy this volume (newcomers need to pursue at least the previous two novels if not the first series too) as Sean Williams sets in motion the final confrontation in the upcoming book four. --- Harriet Klausner