The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels Series #2)

The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels Series #2)

by Sheri S. Tepper
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The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels Series #2) by Sheri S. Tepper

“Sheri S. Tepper takes the mental risks that are the lifeblood of science fiction and all imaginative fiction.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, Los Angeles Times

Her first new novel since The Margarets, The Waters Rising marks the glorious return of the extraordinary Sheri S. Tepper, the award-winning contemporary master whom Locus has called, “one of sf’s most distinctive voices.” The Waters Rising tells a gripping story of a future already ravaged and now in even graver peril when a dreadful, awesome killing power is resurrected from the past. Readers of Margaret Atwood and Marge Piercy will join with fans of literary sf in praising this stunning masterwork of speculative fiction from one of the acknowledged greats.

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ISBN-13: 9780061958878
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/31/2010
Series: Plague of Angels Series , #2
Pages: 498
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper is the author of more than thirty resoundingly acclaimed novels, including The Waters Rising, The Margarets, The Companions, The Visitor, The Fresco, Singer from the Sea, Six Moon Dance, The Family Tree, Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Shadow's End, A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, and Beauty; numerous novellas; stories; poems; and essays. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
GK45 More than 1 year ago
I have most of Sheri Tepper's books, and I still don't know how one would categorize her genre: a lot of sci-fi, a good helping of fantasy, and characters and situations so startling and fantastic that they're in a class by themselves. This tale is no different. It's of a future in which the land of, one assumes earth, but one is never sure, is slowly shrinking. The seas are rising and will eventually - probably in the lifetime of the main characters - encompass the globe. As is her wont, Ms. Tepper gathers a fascinating troupe of characters – some good, some hideously evil and a number that will eventually reveal their complexities. A motley group treks toward the shoreline to discuss the coming loss of land with the "sea people," while a power play rages around and endangers them. One of these travelers carries within her a mysterious object, the possible salvation of land dwellers when there is no more dry terrain. The story is complex and convoluted, but as I've found with all of Sheri Tepper's books, well worth waiting until she wraps up the loose ends in her own good time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as with her other books, will probably revisit it several more times.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The Big Kill has left the earth shattered as most life died during the pandemic mass murders by the unseen Slaughterers. However, the survivors of the onslaught have no respite as a second potentially deadly threat has arisen. In places like Norland, the sea is overwhelming land masses with decreasingly safe places to stay. Young Xulai is a no more than a superfluous gnat in the scheme of those struggling with surviving the rising waters. When she meets an apparent Slaughterer apparition, she flees for her life. However, unlike her species who feels she is a throwaway to disregard, that deadly beast recognizes her potential as the only person who could save mankind. To insure the extinction of humanity this predator goes after Xulai planning to kill her. Returning to the Plague of Angels realm, The Waters Rising is a clever enjoyable post apocalyptic thriller that deftly uses a Noah like tale to disparage current societies for their disregard and abuse of the planet. The cautionary story line is fast-paced as a frightened heroine arises amidst the shrinking livable land. Readers (except for deniers) will relish Xulai's coming of age escapades as she and her idealistic cohorts simply hope and pray they can save mankind though some of them doubt whether humanity deserves a third chance. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Just call her Winter <br> Personality: Cheerful, and kind but she has sharp wits and a fierce temper if you can ever get it out of her. <br> Apperance: A slim, agile, light silver-grey and white tabby she with sea blue eyes. <br> Crush/mate/kits: not yet, nope, no.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&star<_>~ The Rising <br> &starf&starf&starf&starf&starf&starf<_>~ Blaze's Father <p> It was rocky and warm, the land was mostly slates of rock. Snakes were everywhere, even adder. <p> Blaze sniffed the air for the scent of a cat, and smelled a long lost scent. Almost familiar... <p> He followed his nose to the bones of a shecat, where he picked up a fresher scent. Somecat had been here. He followed it to a tom, who was stalking a snake. <br> "Why would you-" <br> "SHHHH!" The tom hissed. The snake darted down the rock with extraordinary speed. "You caused me to lose a-" the tom turned. "Blaze?" <br> "Pardon?" <br> "You... you can't be..." <br> "What did I miss? Are you Viper?" <br> "Blaze! You're my son!" <p> [({very Star Wars-y moment...})] <p> "I... You... Viper?" <br> "Yes, I am Viper." <br> "I need to find ten other special cats and bring them to a weird rock that glows and-" <br> "Woah! Slow down there, kid. Special? That ain't me." <br> "Well, a dream told me..." <br> "Look, dreams aren't real. But I'm gonna help you anyway." Blaze looked shocked. <br> "But... But-" <br> "I said I'd help. Now lets go get Amethyst." <br> "Wait... you know her?" <br> "Of course! Do you?" <br> "No, she was one of the cats I needed to bring to that rock in my dream."