The Protector's War

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The Protector's War

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Ten years after the Change rendered technology inoperable throughout the world, two brave leaders built two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.

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, Tantor Media Inc, 2008, ISBN13 9781400156771, ISBN10 1400156777
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It is year 8, after The C

It is year 8, after The Change. People are trying to survive, relearning how to grow their own food, protect themselves from marauders and warlords. The Bear Killer Clan and Clan Mackenzie are separate but close, with a mutual pact to assist when the self-styled Protector once again sends his forces to conquer them. Lots of details with regard to primitive survival, and a surprisingly strong emphasis on worship of the Goddess. Characters are well drawn and strong, and the plot is clear and pointed, with one small exception at the end. It has cliff hangers though so beware. I'm having to hurry up and read the next book in the series right now!

So while i did like it; i

So while i did like it; i'm only giving it a 3 due to too much repetition with the whole witches thang; gets old really quickly jamming it down our throats; seriously give it a rest; actually takes away from the story; however I loved love loved 2 quotes from the book; when Havel says "my son my son" after the horse thing; and when; Stirling did a take of of Eastwood's Dirty Harry famous magnum quote; awesome!!!

This second novel in S. M

This second novel in S. M. Stirling's series moved somewhat away from its hard post-apocalyptic roots, but was none the less an entertaining read. Stirling uses a nice quickly paced writing style to weave his tale of small community structures, myth, spirituality and warfare that is easy and pleasant to read. The second novel jumps forward eight years from the time of "The Change", starting with a somewhat shocking storyline from the Isle of Britain. New characters arise from this storyline and are woven in to storylines that follow our original heroes and villains from Dies the Fire. Some characters from the original, while still appearing in this sequel, have moved far into the background, such as Eric Larson and his wife Luanne. Others are brought more into the foreground such as The Lord Protector, Astrid Larson and Eilir. While definitely a fun read, the only troublesome thing about this installation was the fact that broad storylines were left completely unresolved. While waiting for resolutions in sequels can be exciting and invigorating, my concern is that this series will devolve into another monstrosity of Jordanian proportions (I long a ago gave up on his Wheel of Time series), where storylines are drug on continuously to no end, and concepts are flogged like a long dead horse. So far not the case for Sterling's series, but something to keep an eye on as our tale of a new society continues to unfold.

Almost as engaging as the

Almost as engaging as the first novel, but somewhat more focused on the day to day life of these new societies as they prepare for war and settle the lands that surround them. The novel is more based on skirmish warfare between The protectorate and those in the Willamette Valley. The inclusion of the Lorings and John Hordle was very enjoyable. Also, the development of the Dunedain was interesting as well. A good read, but not as entertaining as Dies The Fire.

Original given the series

Original given the series to read by my son, awhile ago. Purchased the series, to have in my own library. What would you do if there was no power, gunpowder doesn't work and machinery will not work. You are forced back to the time of swords and bow and arrows. It's a time of fight or die to survive. Its an interesting journey and will keep you riveted to the books to see how it unfolds. Excellent books. Well written.
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