On the Oceans of Eternity (Island in the Sea of Time, Bk 3)
On the Oceans of Eternity - Island in the Sea of Time, Bk 3 Author:S. M. Stirling Ten years ago, inhabitants of the twentieth century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by the Event. In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a future for itself, using the technological know-how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for inhabitants of the past. — Some of these peoples h... more »ave become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker. And for ten years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future.
Now the final battle lines have been drawn. And only one side can emerge the victor...« less
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.