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Great series for mature readers by S.M.Stirling
« on: October 14, 2012, 01:02:41 am »
I'm currently reading (again) The Protector's War by S. M. Stirling, book two in what I think they're calling the Emberverse series.  (No idea why though.)  Book one is Dies the Fire-fantastic!  Intended for adults or teenagers with a high reading level.  Dies the Fire is about a few people, pilot Mike Havel and the Larsson family and Bard Juniper Mackenzie, her daughter Eilir, pub owner Dennis, and Juniper's Wiccan coven the Singing Moon. 

On March 17th, 1998 at 7:00 PM, there is a world wide flash of blinding light and horrible pain that ends as suddenly as it begins.  In seconds, every car, train, and motorcycle has crashed and every boat and submarine grinds to a halt.  A minute or so later, every plane in the sky, including Mike Havel's, falls to earth.  Within hours there is mass hysteria, pillaging, looting, crime.  In days panic.  In months, billions die of plague from sewer systems that no longer work, starvation, or are eaten by others.  The Change has happened though no one knows why, who did it, or how to survive.  Because with the Change came the loss of electricity, gun powder, and modern day life.  Now everyone must find out how to survive medieval style, with a dangerous lunatic up in Portland bent on conquest and blood-the Protector, Norman Arminger. 

The books detail the Change (Dies the Fire), different groups of people fighting the Portland Protective Association (The Protector's War, A Meeting in Covallis) and then go on to the next generation, following the children of the first three books heroes in a strange prophecy made about one child in Dies the Fire.  A prophecy to find and claim the Sword of the Lady on Nantucket Island, long rumored to have been the source of the Change.  New adversaries include the CUT and it's Unholy Prophet.  The child of the prophecy and his friends must unite their people to fight the evil prophet and his allies.  I'm eagerly awaiting the next installation in paperback!

Series includes (so far) Dies the Fire, The Protector's War, A Meeting in Corvallis, The Sunrise Lands, The Scourge of God, The Sword of the Lady, The High King of Montival, and just released, The Tears of the Sun.  This series contains strong language, adult situations, and an apocalypse.  Mature readers only.  Fantastic series though.  The book can be a little thick to read and for some reason is classified as a science fiction (I think it's more modern fantasy), but if you're a strong reader who enjoys medieval history and isn't afraid of apocalypse stories, then this is an amazing series!
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Re: Great series for mature readers by S.M.Stirling
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 02:18:29 pm »
Hmm, sounds quite interesting, ma tsmuke  :). I may have seen some books from this series when i had my internship at a library a few weeks ago, but i'm not 100 % sure, though  :-\.
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