The High King of Montival

The High King of Montival

A Novel of the Change

Book - 2010
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The New York Times bestselling author continues his post- apocalyptic series chronicling a modern world without technology.

With The Sword of the Lady , Rudi Mackenzie's destiny was determined. Now he returns to Montival in the Pacific Northwest, where he will face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of those who had been his enemies a few months before and forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland.

Only then will Rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him, as well as the world, and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival...
Publisher: New York : Roc, c2010.
ISBN: 9780451463524
0451463528
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION STIRLING
Characteristics: viii, 480 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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raydat51 Dec 31, 2011

Loved the first three books. Downhill since then but this was a pleasant surprise, the growth of Rudi and his relationship with Matti culminating in the marriage. But glanced at the next and back to a glorified travelogue. Too bad. I will not waste the time and the books are now serving as revenue producers, not to tell a story. Tolkien would spin in his grave.

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Nords
May 06, 2011

One of the weakest books in the Emberverse series. Technically, this is 4th book in a 2nd series of books about "the change" where all electrical and gunpowder fails on earth which causes basically an apocalyptic event killing billions (the book series is less depressing then that!). But really it is the 7th book in basically a long series about the same characters and same main plot. I found the pace of this book much slower and maybe that's because this book more takes place after the main adventure/travel from the last few books but before the mass war betweeen Montival and CUT. Still, overall I love the series of books. It is a fun alternative-history type of series and if you like medieval fiction or like Harry Turtledove, you'll like this series. But start at the real first book called "Dies the Fire".

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