The change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable—and plunged the world into a dark age humanity was unprepared to face. Michael pound was flying over idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane’s engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness.
Dies the Fire Emberverse Book 1 - But even as people band together to help one another, others are building armies for conquest. And as michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident. S.
The Protector's War Emberverse Book 2Ace - Ten years after the change rendered technology inoperable throughout the world, two brave leaders built two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley. But now the armies of the totalitarian Protectorate are preparing to wage war over the priceless farmland.
A Meeting at Corvallis Emberverse Book 3Ace - But lady sandra has a plan to retrieve her—even if it means plunging the entire region into open warfare…. To the east, the clan mackenzie flourishes under the leadership of Juniper Mackenzie, bard and High Priestess. Together, they have held Norman Arminger—the warlord of Portland—at bay. These factions haven’t met in battle because Arminger’s daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie’s hands.
With his dark fantasies of a neofeudal empire, spreading fear with his knights, Arminger rules much of the Pacific Northwest, castles, and holy inquisition. A major work by an authentic master of alternate history. Booklist starred review in the tenth year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon live in a world without technology.
A Meeting at Corvallis Emberverse Book 3 - Michael havel’s bearkillers hold the lands west of Salem in peace and order. Even more dangerous, is his ruthlessly cunning consort, and perhaps Arminger’s most powerful weapon of all, Lady Sandra.
The Sunrise Lands Emberverse Book 4Ace - Young rudi mackenzie has grown up knowing that he will one day assume leadership over the Western Oregon survivors of the technological disaster called the Change. But between rudi and his destiny lies the Valley of Paradise…and the cult of a madman determined to stop him. He brings news from the East, from Nantucket Island, long rumored to be the source of the Change.
A mysterious traveler has arrived in the Willamette Valley. He has been sent on a mission to bring back with him the Sword of the Lady from the sunset oceans. Now, guided by the traveler, he sets out on a quest across the Changed land that was once America. But a prophecy made at his birth spoke of an even greater destiny—a destiny that is about to be fulfilled.
The Sunrise Lands Emberverse Book 4 - As son of the high Priestess, Rudi is the Sword of the Lady.
The Scourge of God Emberverse Book 5Ace - During his travels, Rudi forges ties with new allies in the continuing war against the Prophet. His destination: nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change, which rendered technology across the globe inoperable. Vivid…stirling eloquently describes a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as postapocalyptic SF.
Publishers weekly starred review rudi mackenzie—son and heir of the High Priestess Juniper Mackenzie and the Bear Lord Michael Havel—continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. Presiding over his flock, the prophet teaches his followers that God has punished humanity by destroying technological civilization, and that they must continue to destroy any technology they come across—along with those who dare use it.
The Scourge of God Emberverse Book 5 - But one fanatical officer in the Sword of the Prophet has an even greater mission: to stop Rudi from reaching Nantucket by any means necessary.
The Sword of the Lady Emberverse Book 6Ace - And once he takes it up, nothing for rudi—or for the world that he knows—will ever be the same… . His quest ends in nantucket, inhabited by a mere two hundred people, an island overrun with forest, who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing.
This new novel of the change is quite probably the finest by an author who has been growing in skill and imagination for more than twenty-five years. Booklist starred review rudi mackenzie has journeyed long and far across the land that was once the United States of America, seeking the shore where the sun rises, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change.
The Sword of the Lady Emberverse Book 6 - Within it, rudi finds a beautifully made sword seemingly waiting for him.
The High King of Montival Emberverse Book 7Ace - When he reaches his destination, he will face the legions of the Prophet. His return journey to the area known as montival, in the Pacific Northwest, is a treacherous one since he and his companions must cross three thousand miles, making both allies and adversaries along the way. Stirling provides another fabulous postapocalyptic thriller to his Change saga.
Alternative worldsrudi mackenzie traveled to Nantucket, with it, where he found and took up the Sword of the Lady and, his destiny. Only then will rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him—as well as the world—and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival…. M. S. To achieve victory, rudi must assemble a coalition of those who were his enemies just months before, then forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland and tear the heart out of the Church Universal and Triumphant once and for all.
The Tears of the Sun Emberverse Book 8Ace - 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. 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 has made friends from among his enemies and found enemies where he expected friends. 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 must face and defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant.
Lord of Mountains Emberverse Book 9Ace - Rudi mackenize, now artos the first, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his queen, mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace.
If the leaders of the changed world are to accept artos as their ruler, his ancestors, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains, and take part in a crowning ceremony—a ceremony binding him to his people, and his land. Then, artos can go forward, once he has secured his place and allegiances, and lead his forces to the heart of the enemy’s territory.
The Given Sacrifice Emberverse Book 10Ace - They threaten not only rudi in the present, but also the future represented by his children, Órlaith and John. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church—the Powers of the Void. Yet even a victory will not end the conflict forever. The powers of the void are malevolent and infinitely patient, and the struggle is one that involves the entire world.
Rudi knows this. And as his heir princess Órlaith grows up in the shadow of her famous father, she also realizes that the enemy will do anything to see that she does not live to fulfill her parents’ dream…. . Rudi mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival.
The Given Sacrifice Emberverse Book 10 - Now he must free the people who live in the state once known as Idaho from occupation by the legions of the Church Universal and Triumphant and pursue them to their lair over the mountains.
The Golden Princess Emberverse Book 11Ace - A new generation faces its own challenges in the world the Change has made. Princess Órlaith, high king of montival, artos the First, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, now wields the Sword of the Lady—and faces a new enemy. But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities.
. And beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding. For across the pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war. Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides.
The Golden Princess Emberverse Book 11 - . . Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia. To combat their mutual foe, the grass-cutting sword, Órlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House.