This book, the 3rd in his series of transplanted Nantucketers, was very enjoyable. Like the previous 2 (Island in the Sea of Time and Against the Tide of Years) before it Stirling manages to make you feel right there next to the characters, both good and bad, amidst the tall grasses on the plains of unexplored America, at the parapets of a fort, on the deck of a rolling frigate, even in the swelter of the Early Middle East. I have read almost everything this author has written and he keeps outdoing himself. Stirling is writing or has written (sometime in 2006) 3 novels which will follow the tale of those transplanted into modern day America when these were sent back in time. I am looking forward to them.
This is the third of the Nantucket/time travel/alternate history series. I have just finished it and enjoyed it very much. I wish there were a fourth book in the series, but I think there isn't.
10 yearsa ago the 20th century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event in the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past. SOme of these peoples have become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker and for 10 yrs the two sides have tseted each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future.
Follow up to 'Island in the Sea of Time" A very intersting study of how societies transition-- set in the "what if?" genre
This is the conclusion of the (Bronze Age, Book 3). I truly enjoyed the premise and telling of the story, However, I found the third book to be overlong. It is a good read and really enjoyable.
A good ending to this trilogy. I was a little disappointed in the villain's inevitable demise and the way it was done, but otherwise a good, rousing tale!