Rudi Mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival. The Given Sacrifice brings the Rudi Mackenzie arc of the series to a close as Rudi and his allies close in on the Church Universal and Triumphant. Boring fight chapters, no real revelations or enhancements to how battles are fought. What to say, what to say. After that, it's just quick vignettes jumping along over the next 20 years, until the next set of books is set up. Rudi Mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival.
Sandra says that she always knew she was play-acting when she was in the Society for Creative Anachronism before the and that the things she has done since were to make that world real for Mathilda. I mean one would think a new weapon would be engineered or something. I really enjoyed I really enjoyed this one but it seemed like I was reading two books, rather than just one. This is an exciting series! I can think of no books that compare to this series. How many times do I have to hear about the cottie hardie or a wimple dress and how beautiful the land is.
I started reading this series because my brother and father were. I'm not particularly enamored with battle scenes and, believe me, that's what you're going to get in a Stirling book, bu I remember reading Dies the Fire while sitting in an armchair in a house in the middle of the woods. I found myself wanting to pick up and read, unlike the two previous books, where it was more of a chore. Do you know how repetitive this story is? Now, to ensure that survival for all he cares for, a king faces his greatest challenge in the latest chapter of the New York Ti Praised as a truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy, S. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church—the Powers of the Void.
I mean this series has gone way down hill than the first few books. However, the fall of technology somehow means the rise of magic. The battles are still very well described in terms of military strategy and detail, and the world is still great, but the book is kind of meh. And even if you don't want to read all ten, I would suggest you read the first. The whole trilogy built up to a climax, showing that different directions might be good and evil, but evil keeps its people alive pretty well, and good is kind of hard-pressed to bring in the harvest without bandits. While the book was enjoyable, as I was reading it I got the impression that the author is getting tired of writing for this particular series. All of this is meant by way of comparison: after the previous few books in the series, moves like lightning.
While this picked up the action much more over the previous book which was almost entirely a frame story around a flashback to two years prior, which really could have all been told in a chapter or two and then moved on , the ultimate final battle was. You can listen to the full audiobook Given Sacrifice, free at our library. It has just the right twist of post-apocalyptic recovery with fantasy thrown in. It's sad to see th What to say, what to say. I am very unhappy with the last 2-3 books in this series. Sorry if this is a spoiler. Part Two — The Spring Queen References.
Especially the Morrowlanders were fun to see. . All in all, I enjoyed this book and felt it wrapped up the series in a satisfying way. It really would have worked better if Rudi was two or three generations after the original protagonists. I felt the 9th book fell flat in the character department, and it wasn't until the last twenty pages that I thought Stirling caught his stride--and then it ended! Stirling, and nobody does a better job of showing that people remain people, with all their high points and low, in the wreckage. As a single volume, it works better than its two predecessors, which seemed stretched and padded at best. Well, no spoilers but this ends on a cliffhanger and there are at least 5!!! I thought the prose improved in this one over those two.
This was supposed to be the last book in the series or so I thought , so if the ending was good I would go back and finish it properly. Stirling delivers a rich world readers want to live in. Growing with these characters over 10 books it's amazing how they themselves have grown and changed shape in mind and myth. This book, and series, is one I have now read 3 times through. Well, no spoilers but this ends on a cliffhanger and there are at least 5!!! Here, have a fistfight, Stirling says.
The author and narrator keep you glued to the story. They threaten not only Rudi in the present, but also the future represented by his children, Órlaith and John. Even with this book, Stirling is clearly setting up for the next section of the story. Though this ending was rushed basically 20 years or so in a couple chapters , I'm glad they're moving on to a new plot line and I'm excited to see where the story goes. They threaten Rudi not only in the present, but also in the future represented by his children, Orlaith and John.
Ahh the 10th book of the series and it's a bitter-sweet feeling to see the characters we began with pass on the torch to the next generation. The first one takes up two thirds of the novel's length and continues the focus on Rudi. I circled back today and decided to skip to the last chapter. The Powers of the Void are malevolent and infinitely patient, and the struggle is one that involves the entire world. The collection Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories also contains stories by L. Now he must free the people who live in the state once known as Idaho from occupation by the legions of the Church Universal and Triumphant and pursue them to their lair over the mountains. It is the first Emberverse novel to have two distinct parts.