The Tears of the Sun

The Tears of the Sun

A Novel of the Change

Book - 2011
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Rudi Mackenzie has traveled from the land where the sun sets to the land where it rises and back. He has found his weapon--the Sword crafted for him before he was born. He has made friends from among his enemies and found enemies where he expected friends. He has won the heart and hand of the woman he has loved his entire life.

Now Rudi is Artos, the High King of Montival, and his final destiny awaits him. He must face and defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Everything in the present, everything in the future, depends on the outcome of the conflict.

And like his father before him, Rudi knows that in winning the war he might well lose his life...

Publisher: New York : Roc, c2011
ISBN: 9780451464439
9780451464156
045146415X
Branch Call Number: F STI NVD
Characteristics: viii, 530 p. : map ; 24 cm

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araogle Sep 20, 2013

There seems to be something odd going on here. The Title and description is of The Tears of the Sun by S.M Stirling, but the image and download (if you actually check it out) are of The Son of Stone, by Stuart Woods?

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lsmarkova
Aug 24, 2012

Lots of backstory and filler, but not a whole lot of plot progression.

RenGrrl Apr 28, 2012

A great! Peak-Oil worriers will enjoy the Change series!

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Nords
Feb 03, 2012

Continuation (probably like the 7th or 8th book) in S.M. Stirling's series about life after the 'Change' in North America (no old technology works anymore). I liked Tears of the Sun much better then the High King of Montival (the last one). While the action is again limited, it was nice to have the focus switch away from the quest for the sword. I also liked how the book jumped around from preparations and early skirmishes again the CUT and with what was happening back in Montival while the quest was going on over a period of 2 years. Can't wait for this series to continue!

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jason2009
Oct 26, 2011

I've been reading the series since the beginning and must say its all gone downhill since Rudi's father was killed. Since then its been almost nothing but meaningless random character dialogues interspersed with poetry and song. Take this latest book for example. What happens from page 1 to the end?
Rudi gets married, someone tells a flash back story, dozens of pages of poetry and song, some random friction between trivial characters.

The story was exciting when the collapse was explained and the characters built up. They built their compounds, had some conflicts, etc. You had a feeling of knowing the characters and you became attached to them. Now you do not get any feeling whatsoever other than a strong urge to yawn.

I would only recommend this as a sleeping aid.

rhvic Oct 03, 2011

In contrast to earlier fast-paced books in the series, this one is plodding and goes off on a number of tedious tangents. I had eagerly awaited this as the last book to tie everything together. Alas, not so. There will be yet more book(s) before a conclusion is reached. Even so, a reasonable read.

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