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Publisher's Summary

Rediscover the captivating postapocalyptic world of the Change with the latest in the New York Times best-selling series.

The spirit of Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Orlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yelolow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John's motley band of friends and followers, led by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson, the bard and master of magic, must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dream to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death.

Meanwhile, Reiko and Orlaith muster their kingdoms for war, making common cause with the reborn Kingdom of Hawaii. But more than weapons or even the dark magic of the cannibal sorcerers of Pyongyang threaten them. Orlaith's lover, Alan Thurston, is more than he appears.

In the tropical waters off Hilo and Pearl Harbor, and among the jungles and lost cities of the Ceram Sea, a game will be played with the fate of the world at stake.

©2017 S. M. Stirling (P)2017 Recorded Books

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  • Lyle
  • 24-11-2017

It is becoming Soooo painful - - -

I am just about ready to say good by and good riddance to the saga. I’ve read and listened to them all and loved them until the last three volumes . The plot line has been stretched beyond the breaking point. Questionable if I could bring myself to read/listen to another volume.

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  • Stephen
  • 15-11-2017

A disappointment

I found this to be rather disappointing. It spent much too long in the supernatural world and lost the excitement that is present in the rest of the series. It was like watching a Dr Who episode.

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  • K Cornwinkle
  • 05-11-2017

Worst one in the Change series

Wandering . The thread back to Dies the Fire she i is in peril. The travel through the spirit world is tedious.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-2018

Disappointed in this latest volume.

this latest edition was difficult to get through. luckily being an audiobook it was doable. The repetitive nature of the series has come to the point of ridiculousness.

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  • George
  • 30-07-2018

Finished it in less than 24 hours.

This was a great book. The imagery used to tell the story painted a picture in my mind. Sterling keeps adding new and interesting chachters. He is also expanding his setting to include the whole world.

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  • Larry
  • 13-06-2018

Worst book SM has ever put out

This felt like a meth fueled piece of Bad Fan Fiction. It was horrible. I hope the next one is better. Although, it would be hard pressed not to be. This book was truly awful.

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  • teejay spina
  • 23-05-2018

EMBEVERSE

Even though this series might be getting a bit thin I still love it and read all the books.

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  • Fan
  • 30-04-2018

Improvement over the last story, but it’s time to wrap things up

This story definitely seemed to flow more so than the last story, which I feel to be a result of the author’s having opted not to reiterate the same prayer or oath to whatever deity over for each character in the scene. He did do some of that, but THANKFULLY kept it to a full roar, and concentrated on moving the plot along. Not sure I understood, or rather, appreciated why the author decided to graft parts of the story of the yellow sign/ the king in Yellow onto his own (page filler?), but hey, that’s dramatic license for you.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but am looking forward to having this tired series complete.

Thank you Mr. Sterling for the Emberverse series. Perhaps you’ll go back and revisit the Nantucket series and write the next part of that?

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  • Wavylane
  • 13-04-2018

Sad addition to the series

I have listened to the entire series and I very much enjoy this narrator. And, I was eagerly looking forward to this latest addition to the story. I was very disappointed to find that most of the book is devoted to a trip through the shadow lands. It just drones on and on and does very little to advance the story. I hope the next book is better.

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  • Devon
  • 06-03-2018

another great book of this series

I love this series and this book. this one has a lot of metaphysical aspects.

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  • Ian Warrender
  • 14-11-2017

A shining pearl in the Emberverse series.

This is one of those books where the journey of reading it without any preconceptions is important as the emotions are linked to the many twists and turns. However the greatest accomplishment is how in book 14 of a series, Stirling keeps the story fresh with a whole new(ish) element.
Many of these books have a 'B' and occasionally a 'C' story to go alongside the main 'A' storyline, I was surprised however on which storyline was 'A' by the end of the book.
Definitely not a starting point for the series (although it could work as an awkward stand alone if you forget the start and end) I would recommend people going 3 books back to the Golden Princess as a picking up point. Is this my favourite in the series... I don't know but it's up there with Meeting at Corvallis or Sword of the Lady.

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