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  • The Tears of the Sun

  • A Novel of the Change (Emberverse Series, Book 8)
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

It's Change Year 25, a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage - and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition has travelled to Nantucked across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Admit it, you're in for the duration

  • By Robert on 09-21-11

Almost pure filler

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Reviewed: 09-10-12

This book was a novella expanded to novel length by adding in pure fluff and filler. There was only one significant event in this book, and it fits in with the overall theme of the series, but it didn't require everything that took up (wasted) space in this book.

I consider this book a prime example of how not to do things in order to make more money by selling extra books on a contract. Then I find out the new main story novel, Lord of the Mountains, is nearly HALF the length of this filler novel. All events of true significance could have been combined with Lord of the Mountains to make one good novel.

After all these years of reading him I expect far better of S. M. Stirling than this.

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