The Tears of the Sun : Emberverse

  • by S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Series: Emberverse
  • 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Admit it, you're in for the duration

Didja ever wonder what was going on in Montival while Rudy and the gang were on the sword quest? Me neither. (12 hours of that) . Dies the Fire was a really fun thought experiment. Hard Sci-fi and swashbucker and whatwouldUdo post-apocalypse thought experiment. I even enjoy trying to use my undergraduate physics (quantum mechanics and Boyles Law) to explain the "change" Macguffin to my friends. The 2-followups set the hook ...or maybe I actually just skimmed the food porn in the first four books (advantage to print). Anyway, I'm still enjoying the ride. But the ride IS getting slower. Makes me wonder why he's spends time recapping the origin stories (like sequels usually do) because anyone still here at book EIGHT was surely here from the beginning. Worth a credit for emberverse fans. If you're new, head for book one then decide.
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- Robert

Four more books in the series?

What did you like best about The Tears of the Sun? What did you like least?

I LOVE these characters and after seven books I was hoping to get more than just a review of everything from the first seven books!


Has The Tears of the Sun turned you off from other books in this genre?

No


Which scene was your favorite?

Marriage of Rudy and Maddie though it was WAY too short and lacking in specific detail. (wink wink)


Did The Tears of the Sun inspire you to do anything?

Look for quality novels that do not stretch out a series over so many stretchy "installments" without truly satisifying endings?


Any additional comments?

I am so sad because I LOVE this author and the previous novels were very good. Islands in the Sea of Time series is terrific too. Not sure if I can stay in for Given Sacrifice if this is going to be the structure...:(

Beloved Stirling...your fans would rather have ONE GREAT NOVEL than twelve mediocre ones...just sayin" !!!!!

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- Maureen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio