by S.M. StirlingThough it was engaging enough to get me through it's 500-odd pages, I'll confess to being somewhat disappointed. The further we get from the Change itself, the less I enjoy the series. Rather than being a story about how people adapt to the loss of modern technology, it becomes more and more a traditional fantasy series, which simply doesn't interest me that much. As others have noted, the fact that this volume is largely covering ground that's already been covered, albeit from a different perspective, you get a feeling that the series is treading water. The characterizations seem to have gotten a bit lazy, from the Lucky Charms Leprechaun speech patterns of the MacKenzies, to the John Hordle's constant use of "Roit!" The ruthless and terrifying lady with a sword is another Stirling staple that needs to be retired - Lady D'Ath has never been very compelling, and is less so here.
To me, it seems this series is running out of steam. It certainly isn't up to the standard of the first few books, The Peshawar Lancers, or the Nantucket series.
|Title||The Tears of the Sun (Emberverse, #8)|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||2.4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.5 (1833 votes)