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S.M. Stirling

3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
Books by S.M. Stirling
The Sword of the Lady (2009)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 4
I found this book lying around, and thought I'd try something new. S.M. Sterling's The Sword of the Lady is in some ways, something very new. And rare.Usually when you pick up an epic fantasy six books into the series, you really have no idea what's going on. I didn't feel lost here, which was ni...
Lord of the Mountains (2012)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
I read this (and will read the next and last for the same reason) due to momentum, I tend to have trouble letting go of stories I've gotten into. And while Stirlings first books, and the companion Nantucket books are engrossing. This one was decidedly not. Containing mostly descriptions and a bit...
Lord of Mountains (2012)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
First successful battle of new Montival Kingdom against CUT/Boise alliance, not really anything surprising. Other reviews have mentioned how it felt padded and it does. Way too much on the clothing, etc. and little plot development. The magic sword and underlying mysticism is pretty lame and f...
The Tears of the Sun (2011)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 4
Better than the previous...but not really all that compelling. The plot advanced some. I'm not sure I like that almost everyone has accepted the "woo-woo" by now; it was more interesting when there were some hard-core skeptics.More practically, a lot of the novel is back-fill- more detailed accou...
The High King of Montival (2010)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 1
This is a book in S.M. Stirling's "Emberverse" series. I really enjoyed the first three books in this series - a vision of a future Earth in which an unexplained event has removed all modern technology from the world; electricity, the combustion engine, even steam power no longer work in this alt...
The Given Sacrifice (2013)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 4
This was my first acquaintaince with The Change series, but the series' tenth book, so my review has that giant caveat. Stirling was pretty good about cluing me into the past histories, enough that I know a Big Change occurred which destroyed all computers, possibly all machinery. The US broke in...
A Taint in the Blood (2010)
2.97 of 5 Votes: 3
Title: A Taint in the BloodAuthor: S.M. StirlingYear of Publication: 2010Publisher: ROCPage count: 432The story opens with Ellen crying in her car because she’d just broken up with Adrian due to his lack of communication in the relationship. Almost immediately she’s kidnapped by the guy’s twin si...
Jimmy the Hand (2015)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 1
Jimmy the Hand is the third Rift war collaboration book (outside the Janny Wurts Empire series) that Feist wrote with different authors. This time the author is S. M. Sterling. Sterling is the author of Dies the Fire, the only other book I’ve read penned by him.Overall, Jimmy the Hand is an OK re...
More Than Honor (1998)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 1
This is an anthology of three short stories and a host of technical information (non-story, but about the story universe). The first story is a precursor to one of the David Weber spin-off series about Stephanie Harrington, Honor semi-famous ancestor who was first to befriend a tree cat. I foun...
On the Oceans of Eternity (2000)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 1
This seems to be the final volume of the Nantucket trilogy, although Stirling left himself the opportunity to continue it, should he ever feel the urge.To recap, the trilogy tells the story of the island of Nantucket after it finds itself suddenly transported from 1998 AD to 1250 BC.It's another ...
A Meeting at Corvallis (2006)
4 of 5 Votes: 5
Dies the Fire (2005)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 4
Conquistador (2004)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 1
This is a story with a great scenario and Stirling's usual very thorough research and above-average writing, with plenty of detailed scenic descriptions.It's the story of two worlds: one very close to our own (though not exactly the same), and an alternative world in which Alexander the Great did...
The Protector's War (2006)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 2
I think it's largely a case of middle book syndrome because while I enjoyed the book I didn't really care about it. It was mostly just setting the stage for A Meeting at Corvallis. As a medievalist who is getting more and more into the re-enactment side of things I think I enjoy these books so mu...
Against the Tide of Years (1999)
4 of 5 Votes: 1
Go Tell the Spartans (1994)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 3
Island in the Sea of Time (1998)
4 of 5 Votes: 1
The Stone Dogs (1990)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
Marching Through Georgia (1988)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 4
Snowbrother (1985)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 2
1/18/2013Why is it so easy to put down (for three months) a book I'm nearly halfway through? Because it's not on the Kindle.10/2013A bit after starting this book, I thought to me olde self, I thought: Well, only in the '70s would it be acceptable for your badass young (anti-?)heroine to rape a 13...
A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future (2003)
2.97 of 5 Votes: 2
A Journey in Other Worlds is a science fiction book published in 1894 and available these days in Kindle format, and describes a space journey taking place in the year 2000. I came across it through a Google+ post by a friend.It is definitely of the old science fiction school in which the appeal ...
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