The Waters Rising

The Waters Rising

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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When the Sea King declares war on the small kingdoms of Norland, and forbids any ships from sailing on the rising waters that threaten to flood humanity, a princess must awaken an ancient killer to save the world.
Publisher: New York : Eos, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061958878
0061958875
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: x, 498 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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westcoasty
Nov 18, 2016

I used to love Sheri S. Tepper, but this book was very disappointing. As a sequel to A Plague of Angels, which I enjoyed, I had hoped for more than a series of small dramatic incidents that never truly engrossed me and a cast of characters that did not have substance or appeal. I persevered, hoping for a big finish, but it was one dozy moment after another. Even the love story was pale and ultimately uninteresting. The world is well thought out but it takes more than geography and history to pull a reader in.

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c_anderson
Jan 31, 2012

One of Tepper's lighter, more comic novels. Set on a future Earth where most humans were destroyed by their own technology, the remaining humans and animals will be drowned in several generations as the waters eventually swallow up all the remaining land. Luckily, some have prepared for this eventuality. Highly recommended.

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