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Another very good book in the series,
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This review is from: The Sword of the Lady: A Novel of the Change (Hardcover)
Rudi and companions continue their travels across a changed America, a quarter century after electricity and gunpowder stopped working. They travel from Iowa, the richest and most powerful post-American kingdom, but with a dangerously weak and divided government, towards Nantucket, the Island where the change apparantly started. However, in addition to the loss of technology, other things have changed, and there are things out there that are no friend to humanity and hide behind the eyes of evil men.
While Rudi's friends and companions are well drawn, the real stars of the book are the strange societies that have grown up since the change. From the Byzantine kingdom of Iowa, to the modern Norse of Maine, they are vividly drawn and often alien.
This is a book of heroes and villians, great battles and political skulduggery and high religion. The noble wiccan Rudi and the catholic paladin Ignatius are forced to confront the soul devouring evil of the Church Universal and Triumphant in a battle of swordskill, tactics and sheet faith.