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The Protector's War Hardcover – 6 Sep 2005


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  • Hardcover: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (6 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451460464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451460462
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,297,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ten years after all of Earth's technology had been rendered useless by the Change, two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley are confronted by a dangerous new challenge when the totalitarian Protectorate prepares to seek control over their priceless farmland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By S. Brady on 16 Sep 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is the second in the trilogy that began with Dies the Fire (now available in paperback). It is now several years since a mysterious outside force (arbitrarily advanced aliens, the Powers, God? - no-one knows) subtly tweaked local physical constants and laws on Earth to take modern technology, from gunpowder and guns to electricity and engines, away from humanity. The dust is stating to settle after the catastrophic collapse of civilization into chaos and cannibalism,and for over 95% of humanity within months death from famine, violence and disease, which this Change brought. Across the luckier parts of the planet, new societies are starting to crystallise around enclaves of those survivors who managed to survive without sinking into savagery. The Protector's War is painted on a wider canvas, showing what happened in the rest of the World after the Change. As well as what the Change actually did to make our modern world suddenly impossible.
In the US Pacific Northwest, we meet again some of those surviving enclaves whose establishment in the first desperate months after the Change we followed in Dies the Fire. The semi-feudal Bearkillers, led by tough, competent former US Marine Mike Havel, the Wiccan Clan Mackenzie, under the chieftainship of former folk singer and neopagan priestess Juniper Mackenzie, Corvallis, organised around its University, the traditional Catholic monks of Mt. Angel and the ruthless faux-mediaeval feudal despotism of ex-history professor and medieval combat re-enactor, now Lord Protector, Norman Arminger and his ex-crime-gang and SCA henchpeople, based in the ruins of Portland, Oregon.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. Walker on 5 Jun 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Brilliant......pure page turning Brilliance.

I first came across S.M.Stirling via a boring day surfing Amazon. Amazon recommened me "Dies The Fire" the first book in this series and if you are considering starting with this book, I would strongly recommend starting at the beginning so you know the Characters and the start of this original story.

Im 17 and do most of my reading when I "hit the sack" I finished this book in a week a bleary eyed madness, literaly reading till I could no longer keep my eyes open.

I loved it and would honestely (and have) recommend this book to all friends and family. S.M. Stirling has impressed me so much that ive bought another series, linked to this and just as good, and also bought the next book in the seris in hardback which for a member of the "troubled binge drinking youth of today" surely shows how much I liked this book. The fact that some of it centres around England meant I was even more interested.

If you want more S.M. Stirling or just want to have a peak before you buy the book. Google Mr Stirling and go on HIS official site which contains long extracts from most of his works.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. Yates on 8 Sep 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Stirling just gets better and better - Introduced to his writing in his collaberation with Shirley Meier (Saber & Shadow series) I went onto the first class "General" series which he stopped just as it was getting repepetive and then I revelled in the superb "Islands in the sea of time" and was really disapointed that he left it incomplete (perhaps to return to it - I hope!)

In his latest and best series, "The Protectors War" continues where "Dies the Fire" left off and I cannot recommend this man's books too highly - They are well written and carefully plotted and I feel a sharp pang of pain when I finish one! In my opinion he is the best in the field at the moment (though I love the stories of David Weber almost as much)I have ordered the third in the series in advance - something I have never done before - and I eagerly await it. John Ringo should take lessons from this guy in how to avoid the pitfalls of change of direction when a topic has more or less played out. If you have not started this series or tasted Stirling's work in another book, get them today - you will thank me for the recomendation !
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A brilliant book, I only discovered Stirling a couple of years ago and am in the process of reading all he has written, having just reread this for the third time the mistake on page 28 hit me again, probably only noticeable to us Brits "a leather rugby goalie's helmet" uh oh, no goalie's in rugby, so if anyone knows the authors email address he could change it to "a leather scrum cap"
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By Nigel F on 1 Sep 2013
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Been looking for a hardback copy for ages. A splendid addition to my S M Stirling collection. Great condition, recommended.
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