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Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling

Dies the Fire

by S. M. Stirling

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Series: Emberverse (1), Nantucket event series (4)

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One of the best post-apocalytic novels out there. Good characters and plot. The novel gave a smart picture of what would happen if our toys were taken away. Unlike other SF novels about this topic it had a real and dramatic story (not just an excuse to rant on about the author's theories). ( )
  KellyAnns | Jul 22, 2017 |
I give the story/concept a 3 but overall the book is lucky to get a 2; I mean Oh MY GOD can you have anymore of a platform to try and push witches on us!!!!!!!!!; I mean to use so much space on one of the largest minority groups in the world is such a waste of time, i have never skipped so much fluff in any book that I actually finished; will be really really hard for me to read another one of these. ( )
  longhorndaniel | Jul 19, 2017 |
This book was not for me. Just not my taste. I quit after 135 pages. Originally, I picked it up because the local sci-fi reading group had selected it. I guess they chose it because it is set in Oregon. You might like it if you are into Wicca since many of the main characters are adherents. Zero stars means I don't think I can rate it fairly because I did not finish.
  nngrey | Jan 13, 2017 |
I wasn't sure if I would like this, but I started reading last night and was 100 pages in before I could put it down. Oh my! Then I find out that the Protector is based 1/3 on Earl Ed! That Havoc members all know the route to get to his property in case there was something similar to this to happen. Countess Ilaria keep bees and chickens and I know they have cattle. Wonder what else they have out there? ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
I just couldn't begin to care about the people in this story. And unfortunately, it is a looong story. ( )
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451460413, Mass Market Paperback)

The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable. What follows is the most terrible global catastrophe in the history of the human race-and a Dark Age more universal and complete than could possibly be imagined.

"Dies the Fire kept me reading till five in the morning so I could finish at one great gulp..."—New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove

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When a strange electrical storm over the island of Nantucket suddenly causes all electronic devices to cease functioning, the world is faced with an unimaginable transformation, one that is complicated by some individuals' ruthless quest for ultimate domination.… (more)

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