John arminger mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister princess Órlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young Prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family.
The opportunity to prove his mettle comes when John’s ship, the Tarshish Queen, is caught in the fierce storm raised against the enemies of the alliance. An epic series, ”* the novels of the Change by New York Times bestselling author S. M. A new alliance has been forged between the High Kingdom of Montival and the Empire of Japan, but at the cost of a lost prince.
. Stirling chronicle a postapocalyptic landscape of medieval and mystical monarchies ruling and warring across a world where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology. When the clouds recede and the skies clear, fighting to survive against vicious pirates and monstrous creatures of the deep, John and his crew find themselves on the other side of the Pacific, in the island chains of the Ceram Sea, meeting new allies and mysterious enemies of this world and another.
Now, prince john must seize his birthright and lead his people in battle against the darkest forces man and nature can conjure against them. Amazing Stories Roc.
The Sea Peoples A Novel of the Change
The spirit of troubadour prince john, the brother of Crown Princess Órlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yellow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. But more than weapons or even the dark magic of the sorcerers of Pyongyang threaten them; Órlaith's lover, Alan Thurston, might be more than he appears.
From the tropical waters off hilo and pearl Harbor, to the jungles and lost cities of the Ceram Sea, a game will be played where the fate of the world is at stake. However, this new world is not always a peaceful one. Prince john’s motley band of friends and followers—headed by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson—must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dreams to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death.
M. Kirkus Reviews. Meanwhile, across the sea, muster their kingdoms for war, Japanese Empress Reiko and Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, making common cause with the reborn Kingdom of Hawaii. Stirling’s novels of the change are a “truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy”* about a future where mysterious Powers removed advanced technology, and humanity rebuilds society.
The Desert and the Blade A Novel of the Change
There are factions both within and without Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and war grow ever louder. And the malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to destroy them. Publishers Weekly starred review. Rlaith understands all too well the power it signifies.
Her own inherited blade, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, the Sword of the Lady, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated. But the fabled sword lies deep with the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy. In his novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.
M. Stirling presents “a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF. Continuing their quest that began in the golden princess, the grass-cutting sword, empress of japan, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, two future rulers of a world without technology risk their lives seeking a fabled blade… Reiko, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer.
And war is building, in Montival and far beyond. As Órlaith and reiko encounter danger and wonder, Órlaith’s mother, Queen Matildha, believes her daughter’s alliance and quest has endangered the entire realm.
The Sky-Blue Wolves A Novel of the Change
Stirling presents the stunning and epic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Change series. With her fire-forged friend and ally, Órlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja, Japanese Empress Reiko, who has imprisoned her brother Prince John. M.
And from the emerging superpower of mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the High Steppe ride once more beneath the banner of Genghis Khan--the thunder of their hooves resounding across a world in turmoil. S. Many years ago, postapocalyptic world, when advanced technology failed and humanity found itself in a turbulent, extraordinary men and women birthed a new society from the ashes.
In this new world of emperors and kings, new leaders emerged, making the world their own. Two generations after the change, crown Princess Órlaith struggles to preserve the hard-won peace her father brought to Montival--the former western United States. But the change opened many doors, and through them powers strong and strange and terrible walk once more among humankind.
The Golden Princess: A Novel of the Change Change Series
But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities. And beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding. For across the pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war.
Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides. . A new generation faces its own challenges in the world the Change has made. Princess Órlaith, heir to rudi mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady—and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, empress of japan, she also has a new ally in Reiko, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia.
To combat their mutual foe, the grass-cutting sword, Órlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House.
The Desert and the Blade A Novel of the Change
In his novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S. M. Stirling presents “a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF” Publishers Weekly, starred review. Her own inherited blade, rudi mackenzie, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated.
But the fabled sword lies deep within the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy. There are factions both within and without Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and war grow ever louder. And the malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to destroy them.
. And war is building, in Montival and far beyond. As Órlaith and reiko encounter danger and wonder, Queen Mathilda, Órlaith’s mother, believes her daughter’s alliance and quest have endangered the entire realm. Continuing their quest that began in the golden princess, the grass-cutting sword, two future rulers of a world without technology risk their lives seeking a fabled blade… Reiko, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer.
Rlaith understands all too well the power it signifies.
The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth
Stirling, jane lindskold, harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Barnes, John Birmingham, and more. A vivid portrait of a world gone insane, ”* S. M. Millerthe seeker: a poison in the Blood by Victor MilánGrandpa’s Gift by Terry D. Stirlinghot night at the Hopping Toad by S. T. Englandfortune and glory by john birminghamthe venetian dialectic by walter jon williamsthe soul remembers uncouth Noises by John BarnesTopanga and the Chatsworth Lancers by Harry TurtledoveThe Hermit and the Jackalopes by Jane LindskoldThe New Normal by Jody Lynn NyeA Missed Connection by Emily Mah TippettsDeor by Diana Paxson*Statesman Journal Salem, OR**Science Fiction Weekly***Otherwhere Gazette.
All-new stories of the emberverseby S. M. Reitenbernie, Lord of the Apes by John Jos. M. Stirling’s new york times bestselling novels of the change have depicted a vivid, utterly persuasive, and absorbingly unpredictable postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake of unimaginable—and deliberate—chaos.
M. In the accompanying stories are fortune seekers, voyagers, and dangers—from the ruins of Sydney to the Republic of Fargo and Northern Alberta to Venetian and Greek galleys clashing in the Mediterranean. These new adventures revisit beloved people and places from stirling’s fantastic universe, and deliver endlessly fascinating challenges to conquer, introduce us to new ones, all while unfolding in a “postapocalyptic landscape that illuminates both the best and the worst of which our species is capable, feel, ”** “a world you can see, and touch.
The Given Sacrifice: A Novel of the Change Change Series
Now he must free the people who live in the state once known as Idaho from occupation by the legions of the Church Universal and Triumphant and pursue them to their lair over the mountains. They threaten rudi not only in the present, but also in the future represented by his children, Órlaith and John.
Praised as a “truly original combination of postapocalyptic sci-fi and military-oriented medieval fantasy, ”* S. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church—the Powers of the Void. Yet even a victory will not end the conflict forever. Now, to ensure that survival for all he cares for, a king faces his greatest challenge in the latest chapter of the New York Times bestselling saga.
. Rudi mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival. The powers of the void are malevolent and infinitely patient, and the struggle is one that involves the entire world. Stirling’s novels of the change depict a future without technology, where people must master skills from ages past in order to survive.
Rudi knows this. And as his heir princess Órlaith grows up in the shadow of her famous father, she also realizes that the enemy will do anything to see that she does not live to fulfill her parents’ dream.
At the Sign of Triumph: A Novel in the Safehold Series
Off armageddon Reef 2. At the sign of Triumph10 It had a king, a crown prince, and a navy prepared to die where they stood in its defense. Tor Books. How firm A Foundation 6. It had the brethren of Saint Zherneau, who knew the truth about Safehold's founding. Hell's foundations Quiver 9. It boasted less than two percent of the total population of Safehold.
The lines are drawn, the navies and armies have been raised, and all of Safehold is poised for the final battle between those who believe in freedom and those who would crush it forever. Safehold Series1. But the church still commands immense resources, too, and ― faced with the unthinkable ― it’s decided that it, must embrace the forbidden technology which has carried Charis so far.
In the end, it is simple, for only one can survive. Merlin, the cybernetic avatar of a woman dead over a thousand years, who was determined to break the Church's grip upon the human mind and soul. So after eight years of war, it is not Charis but the Church that stands upon the brink of defeat. Who knew that the Church of God Awaiting was a monstrous lie.
By schism Rent Asunder 3. By heresies Distressed 4. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.
The Tears of the Sun: A Novel of the Change Change Series
Rudi mckenzie-now artos, the High King of Montival-must fulfill his destiny. Used book in Good Condition. He has made friends of his enemies. Tor Books. He has won the heart of the woman he loves. And now he must defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant, knowing he may lose his life in the final battle.
. He wields the sword crafted for him before he was born.
Lord of Mountains: A Novel of the Change Change Series
Then, once he has secured his place and allegiances, artos can go forward, and lead his forces to the heart of the enemy’s territory… *San Francisco Book Review Used book in Good Condition. Now, now artos the first, high king of montival, the new york Times bestselling epic continues as a king faces a challenge beyond the battlefield… Rudi Mackenize, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant.
A gifted author, ”* S. M. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Stirling created a fascinating neo-medieval world in his Novels of the Change where the remnants of humanity struggle to survive in a post-technological environment. If the leaders of the changed world are to accept artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains, and take part in a crowning ceremony—a ceremony binding him to his people, his ancestors, and his land.
Artos and his queen, mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace. Tor Books.