Rings of the Master

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 178 ratings

Lords of the Middle Dark Publisher's Summary

Long ago, the machines had rebelled, wiping out most of humanity and exiling the survivors in widely scattered reservations. Master System ruled unchallenged, the key to breaking its power - five microchips disguised as gold rings, carefully hidden away. But then an Amerindian called Hawks stumbled across information about the five rings, and suddenly Master System developed an interest in seeing Hawks dead....

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  • Book 1

    • Lords of the Middle Dark

    • The Rings of the Master, Book 1
    • By: Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Du Pont MacKenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Long ago, the machines had rebelled, wiping out most of humanity and exiling the survivors in widely scattered reservations. Master System ruled unchallenged, the key to breaking its power - five microchips disguised as gold rings, carefully hidden away. But then an Amerindian called Hawks stumbled across information about the five rings, and suddenly Master System developed an interest in seeing Hawks dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great SCFI adventure thats not dated by time

    • By Captain Skurvy on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Pirates of the Thunder

    • The Rings of the Master, Book 2
    • By: Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Du Pont MacKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Hawks had refused to help the ambitious Lazlo Chen in his quest to find the five gold rings that could break Master System's hold over humankind -- and that refusal had landed him on the deadly prison planet Melchior. But when Hawks and some fellow prisoners engineered a bold escape, it seemed almost too easy. Hawks guessed that Chen was pulling the strings, but he couldn't shake the feeling that there was another, greater power involved. And that scared him. Now the stakes were rising, and Hawks was more determined than ever to find the gold rings. But Master System was out to capture him, and Chen was trying to follow him -- and the only place his small band of rebels could hide was smack in the middle of pirate territory...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pretty good follow-up to the first book.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • The Rings of the Master, Book 3
    • By: Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Du Pont MacKenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Vulture is a shape-changer capable of absorbing the body and memories of any organic being. Without the information only Vulture can collect, the rebels will never succeed in gathering the five rings necessary to defeat Master System. Now an unknown entity seems to be giving Vulture an unseen hand. But the question is - whose side is it on?

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Masks of the Martyrs

    • The Rings of the Master, Book 4
    • By: Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated by: Jamie Du Pont MacKenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The renegade pirates of the giant spaceship Thunder have collected all five of the rings necessary to eliminate the threat of Master System forever. But no one - not even Hawks - knows how the rings are used. And with Master System’s space fleet dogging their every step, they better find out fast!

    Regular price: $21.95