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Eternity Road
Eternity Road
Author: Jack McDevitt
The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins!Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend,too -- a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where even now the secrets of their civilization might still be found.Chaka's brother was one of...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061054273
ISBN-10: 0061054275
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Bossmare avatar reviewed Eternity Road on + 306 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoyed this book. The story of Chaka and a group of friends who go on a quest for Haven, the Roadbuilders last holdout from the plague where they stored treasures beyond belief, mostly in the form of books. On the way they meet river pirates, AI's, and find communities they didn't know existed. Very good read.
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Helpful Score: 4
Enjoyable story about future civilizations after a plague has killed off the population. The technology and history is lost to the future civilization and they are trying are making a quest to find the history. Jack McDevitt tells a great story! One of my favorite authors.
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Helpful Score: 4
Really good story, well crafted characters. Good read, too bad there is no sequel (that I know of..) Excelent read for a road trip!
Mahala avatar reviewed Eternity Road on + 192 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! Very interesting idea of post-plague America where our civilization is completely gone! wow!
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Helpful Score: 2
Eternity Road does an excellent job of expressing the feelings of living a life that is surrounded by the remains of what you know were "greater" times. This is a post-post-apocalyptic world. People are enjoying good lives, yet the ruins of your ancestor's almost magical existence, the "Roadbuilders", are everywhere to remind you that so much has been lost. After centuries of a reluctance to explore the detailed existence of the ancestors, certain curious individuals have begun exploring what once was. There are many great ideas introduced, and mysteries to be solved, the characters have depth and just when the story can turn dark McDevitt injects humor. One of his very best works.
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Not his best book, but an early one. That might explain why I didn't care for it. Too drawn out with nothing happening. Could not finish it.


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