As a post-apocalyptic cheap thrill, it works fine. But the Wiccan/Renfaire trappings got quite tedious in comparison to what they added to the story. All of the characters are conveniently super knowledgeable of their ancient familial warcries and obscure national military traditions? Okay. Sure. If you're looking for a story with a modicum of believability and a minimum of eye-rolling and groaning, this isn't it. If you're looking for a story to hold your attention during the morning commute, this one will work fine. I was hoping to get a lot of mileage out of the Emberverse Series, especially being located in Portland, but I think I'll cut my losses after this enjoyable but dime store novel-quality story.
It's interesting to think what modern humans with the advantages of historical knowledge would do if returned to medieval conditions.
Some of the Bearkiller battle scenes were pretty well done.
Find a new series.
I'm an eclectic reader. I'm 5 foot 3 in, brown eyes and silver hair. The rest is subject to change.
I've read the books and now I'm enjoying listening to them. Stirling involves you in the lives of his characters and then takes you on a journey into possibilities. He shows us the best and the worst of humanity and the consequences of actions. He's a great storyteller.
I really enjoyed this story. I found myself sitting in the car just to hear more. When i finished this book I raced online to buy the second title.
when the world ended as we knew it. The change was very real
the entire book
Interesting and easy to listen to. I found the ideas within the story quite good even if a little
unbelievable. It soon becomes obvious this is more a story of medievil Life and its values, rather than a serious story of social collapse. If your looking for a knife wielding, horse riding, empire building story. This is worth a listen
I was surprised when this turned out to be an end-of-the-world story--didn't get that from the book description. Lots of action and interesting concepts of what happens next. I got a little tired of the female protagonist, but the rest of the characters were great and the story moved right along.
Better story. Better writing.
The whole story is so cliché. He advances through time without bridges (jump cuts). It seems okay for a 7th grader (Maybe 7th graders are his target audience?), but not for adults.
It needs to be completely re-written. It is all so poorly executed that there is no place to start. It's just silly and contrived.
This is a terrific read! It is much more enthralling than the slightly similar TV show. Don't hesitate to purchase this one!
This audio book is in my top 10
Many people thought the Juniper arc was pushy on neo-paganism. While descriptive, it was no more pushy than the Catholic and Protestant religions described later.
I might, to refresh my memory.
Juniper; she is intriguing.
Narrator relieves wordiness somewhat.
It could happen.
The premise is old, treatment well done.