The Sky-Blue Wolves

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Here is an authorial farewell to a long-dwelt-in universe. Personal and generational continuation, names, antecedents, descendants, political evolutions, and religious elaborations, all are visited, elaborated upon, and examined without spare.

If you have not followed the preceding seventeen fascinating novels in this dually split-off reality, tracking azure lupos is not going to be possible. This finale succeeds in embracing all of its progenitors.

The nature of a universe opening to cosmic influence both for good and ultimate evil sees repeated discussion. Side realities and realms are visited and nurtured. A battle under the triune leadership of Orlaith, princess of Montival, Reiko, Empress of Nihon, and Admiral Naismith sweeps us into an amphibious assault absent gunpowder and motors, though liberally doused with blood. The degenerated Korean forces are motivated by alien intelligence rather than any human motivations. Of course, their war cry is Juche! Juche! They’ve been infested since the change, and have evolved accordingly. And we meet a new set of protagonists, Mongols, whose personal fortitude and war skills add spice to an already heady stew of cultures, languages, and personalities.

There is a plethora of gods, avatars, spirit animals, sheer unadulterated magic, and personal sacrifice, offered and taken. For those who have followed the novels of the Change, this is a sentimental necessity. For those who have not yet had that grand experience, a purchase of this scroll now would be good foresight.


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Author S.M. Stirling
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Ace
Publish Date 2018-11-13
ISBN 9780451490681
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Issue Mar-19
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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