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The Given Sacrifice

by S. M. Stirling

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More of the same. Story line progresses very slowly. ( )
  rondoctor | Nov 6, 2017 |
It took me longer than I expected to read this book. It's setup as if he does plan to continue the series. Could have sworn there was a directional error when he talked about how at Todenangst castle Matti could see Mt Hood to the West, from Newberg. Well its always going to be in the East.

Rudi and company wrap up the war with the CUT about 3/4 of the way through the book. He moves Mary and Rivtka with their families down to California, Sonoma Valley to start new settlements. Bits of Orrlaith growing up until she's about 19 and on a trip to Sonoma with Rudi, there's his final battle with a group of Nipon.

Book was under 400 pages, so makes you wonder if he does plan to continue the series. ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
I've enjoyed all of the Change series so far, this one included. It's a bit different than the others due to how much time it covers. Some of the favorite characters are aging and a new generation emerges behind them. As always, Stirling tells a creative yet believable story. ( )
1 vote jpsnow | Jan 4, 2016 |
A few interesting parts, like the battle for Boise, but a lot of filler material. The end of the war felt more liek an afternoon: a big let down... Book is divided into 2 parts, with the second feeling like it's only a preparation for the next book, although the final chapters were interesting at least. ( )
  Guide2 | Nov 29, 2014 |
Good ending to one phase of an excellent series. Peace finally reigns, after the CUT are defeated. New allies and enemies appear; it is time for new leadership to pick up the sword. ( )
  jamespurcell | Sep 28, 2014 |
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Praised as a “truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy,”* S. M. Stirling’s Novels of the Change depict a future without technology, where people must master skills from ages past in order to survive. Now, to ensure that survival for all he cares for, a king faces his greatest challenge in the latest chapter of the New York Times bestselling saga....

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.

Yet even a victory will not end the conflict forever. The Powers of the Void are malevolent and infinitely patient, and the struggle is one that involves the entire world. They threaten Rudi not only in the present, but also in the future represented by his children, Órlaith and John. Rudi knows this.

And as his heir Princess Órlaith grows up in the shadow of her famous father, she also realizes that the enemy will do anything to see that she does not live to fulfill her parents’ dream....


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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.Yet even a victory will not end the conflict forever. The Powers of the Void are malevolent and infinitely patient, and the struggle is one that involves the entire world. They threaten Rudi not only in the present, but also in the future represented by his children, Orlaith and John. Rudi knows this.And as his heir Princess Orlaith grows up in the shadow of her famous father, she also realizes that the enemy will do anything to see that she does not live to fulfill her parents dream....… (more)

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