Opening of the World
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  • 1
    Beyond the Gap: A Novel of the Opening of the World | Harry Turtledove

    Beyond the Gap: A Novel of the Opening of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (95)
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    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Count Hamnet Thyssen is a minor noble of the drowsy old Raumsdalian Empire. Its capital city, Nidaros, began as a mammoth hunters camp at the edge of the great Glacier. But that was centuries ago, and as everyone knows, its the nature of the great Glacier to withdraw a few feet every year. Trasamund, a clan chief of the mammoth-herding Bizogots, the next tribe north, has come to town with strange news. A narrow gap has opened in what they'd always thought was an endless and impregnable wall of ice.

    Juvenile

    This is a poor mans Conan the Warrior without the action. I guess the writer got as tired of this story as I did because he did not end it he just qui..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2007 by Richard (Pembroke Pines, FL, United States)
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    The Breath of God: A Novel of the Opening of the World | Harry Turtledove

    The Breath of God: A Novel of the Opening of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (46)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    Once the great Glacier enclosed the Raumsdalian Empire. Now it has broken open, and Count Hamnet Thyssen faces a new world. With the wisecracking Ulric Skakki, the neighboring clan leader Trasamund (politely addressed as "Your Ferocity"), and his lover, the shaman Liv, Hamnet leads an exploration of the new territory in hopes of finding the legendary Golden Shrine.

    Sequel

    This isn't Harry Turtledove's best work. I enjoyed it, but like the first volume, I want to know if the story will ever be finished. I've been burne..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2009 by Bruce (Knoxville, MD, United States)
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    The Golden Shrine: A Tale of War at the Dawn of Time | Harry Turtledove

    The Golden Shrine: A Tale of War at the Dawn of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The glaciers came and covered the world with ice. Now they are in retreat. North of the city of Nidaros, north of the forest, north of the steppes where the nomadic Bizogots hunt, a gap has opened in the ice-wall. And down through that gap come the men who call themselves "Rulers." Their terrifying cavalry rides wooly mammoths. Their bows can shoot arrows farther than those of the southerners.

    Entertaining

    I did enjoy this book, it was worth my time and money. I've listened to the whole series and enjoyed it.

    Reviewed on March 31 2012 by Charles (Lumberton, Texas, United States)