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  • 1
    Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    Good but jumpy

    I enjoyed the story and the narrator is very good however there are quiet a few times that it suddenly jumps forward or to another part of the story l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2011 by Andrew (Gillingham, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    (26)
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    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.

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  • 3
    A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (23)
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    (11)
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    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

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  • 4
    The Sunrise Lands: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Sunrise Lands: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    A generation has passed since the Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as the Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God's work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounter - and those who dare use them.

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  • 5
    The Scourge of God: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Scourge of God: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.

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  • 6
    The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (11)
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    (8)
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    Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time.

    More of the same
    Reviewed on 21 November 2013 by Mr (Grays, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    The High King of Montival: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The High King of Montival: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    In The Sword of the Lady, Rudi Mackenzie's destiny was determined. Now he returns to Montival in the Pacific Northwest, where he will face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of those who had been his enemies a few months before and forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland. Only then will Rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him, as well as the world, and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival.

    The best Emberverse story so far

    The best Emberverse story so far, it builds on the world created in previous books while remaining focused on a specific story.

    Reviewed on 15 July 2015 by Ian Warrender ()
  • 8
    The Tears of the Sun: A Novel of the Change (Emberverse Series, Book 8) | S. M. Stirling

    The Tears of the Sun: A Novel of the Change (Emberverse Series, Book 8)

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (17)
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    It's Change Year 25, a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage - and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition has travelled to Nantucked across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers.

    Excellent providing you have patience

    First this book is excellent especially for those who have been following the series. However it is slow only covering a few months instead of the typ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 October 2015 by Ian ()
  • 9
    Lord of Mountains: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    Lord of Mountains: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
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    Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace. If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains....

    A story of the Change in concentrate

    First important point, if you're new to Emberverse don't start here. However for existing fans this is a short story which can be split into two parts..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 January 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
  • 10
    The Given Sacrifice: Emberverse Series, Book 10 | S. M. Stirling

    The Given Sacrifice: Emberverse Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (12)
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    (11)
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    Rudi Mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival. 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. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church - the Powers of the Void.

    Wait for the last quarter.

    For a book series going into double digits it's surprising how accessible this book is for new comings. For those of us coming to it as book 10 of the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
  • 11
    The Golden Princess: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Golden Princess: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    (8)
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    (8)
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    Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady - and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House - but they'll face great peril along the way.

    A beacon of the series, new blood, enhanced world

    It is good to see Stirling taking his world and building new layers and taking time to breath new life, with new characters. A perfect joining in poin..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 August 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
  • 12
    The Desert and the Blade: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    The Desert and the Blade: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (8)
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    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Reiko, empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated.

    The series reaches a new high point

    Dispite its length this book is perfectly timed and what Stirling has improved on with here is linking character development with world development, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 October 2016 by Ian Warrender ()
  • 13
    Prince of Outcasts: A Novel of the Change | S. M. Stirling

    Prince of Outcasts: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister Princess Orlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family.

    Ok, but the weakest book in the series.

    Not to start the series with as it's the poorest book in the series.

    Reviewed on 24 September 2016 by Adam (Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom)