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One of the most renowned figures in science fiction C J Cherryh has been enthralling audiences for nearly thirty years with rich and complex novels Now at the peak of her career this three time Hugo Award Winner launches her most ambitious work in decades Hammerfall part of a far ranging series The Gene Wars set in an entirely new universe scarred by the most vicious of future weaponry nanotechnology In this brilliant novel possibly Cherryh's masterwork the fate of billions has come down to a confrontation between two profoundly alien cultures on a single desert planetThe mad shall be searched out and given to the Ila's messengers No man shall conceal madness in his wife or his son or his daughter or his father Every one must be delivered up The Book of the Ila's Au'itMarak has suffered the madn I found this a little disappointing given the uality of the author s other books While it started off well with the intriguing mystery of the call that pulled the various disparate travellers across the desert the explanations that were offered midway through the story were less than satisfactory Given the technological advances available to the visitors who presumably were able to ward off the planet wide catastrophes why was it necessary to compel the planetary population to migrate across the forbidding desert And the descriptions of the difficulties of desert travel start to pall after a while Poslije svega (After, peak of her career this three time Hugo Award Winner launches her most ambitious work in decades Hammerfall Die Herrenschneiderei part of a far ranging series The Gene Wars set in an entirely new universe scarred by the most vicious of future weaponry nanotechnology In this brilliant novel Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling possibly Cherryh's masterwork the fate of billions has come down to a confrontation between two Cities of God profoundly alien cultures on a single desert Gravitys Rainbow planetThe mad shall be searched out and given to the Ila's messengers No man shall conceal madness in his wife or his son or his daughter or his father Every one must be delivered up The Book of the Ila's Au'itMarak has suffered the madn I found this a little disappointing given the uality of the author s other books While it started off well with the intriguing mystery of the call that Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone pulled the various disparate travellers across the desert the explanations that were offered midway through the story were less than satisfactory Given the technological advances available to the visitors who Pretend God Is Deaf presumably were able to ward off the Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide planet wide catastrophes why was it necessary to compel the Las Puertas Del Amor planetary Discoveries population to migrate across the forbidding desert And the descriptions of the difficulties of desert travel start to A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 pall after a while

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Ess his entire life He is a prince and warrior strong and shrewd and expert in the ways of the desert covering his planet In the service of his father he has dedicated his life to overthrowing the Ila the mysterious eternal dictator of his world For years he has successfully hidden the visions that plague him voices pulling him eastward calling Marak Marak Marak amid mind twisting visions of a silver tower But when his secret is discovered Marak is betrayed by his own father and forced to march in an endless caravan with the rest of his world's madmen to the Ila's city of OburanInstead of death Marak finds in Oburan his destiny and the promise of life if he can survive what is surely a suicidal mission The Ila wants him to discover the source of the voices and visions that afflict the mad Despit I adore CJ Cherryh s Faded Sun Trilogy for its sparseness and portrayal of a plausible alien warrior culture Hammerfall has many similarities but is a much different work It s like Walking Drum and Dune rolled into one story In the book Marak Trin Tain is a desert raider and would be revolutionary who finds himself in an unlikely alliance with his former nemesis as his madness barely allows him to function in the world Both he and the God ueen Ila are searching for the source of this madness and Marak discovers it with her material assistance Some of the mystery is taken away when we discover the madness is simply nano technology being employed on the world s citizens but the ensuing struggle of a world full of people crossing the desert to safety the nano technology was essentially an early warning indicator of planet wide destruction keeps the reader going This book isn t for everyone It is no fast paced action packed space opera But if you like well fleshed out worlds lean desert warriors and constant unresolvable tension then this is your book Not uite the literary uality of Dune and admittedly I slowed down in the last half of the book but still well worth the read Solid 4 stars Poslije svega (After, prince and warrior strong and shrewd and expert in the ways of the desert covering his Die Herrenschneiderei planet In the service of his father he has dedicated his life to overthrowing the Ila the mysterious eternal dictator of his world For years he has successfully hidden the visions that Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling plague him voices Cities of God pulling him eastward calling Marak Marak Marak amid mind twisting visions of a silver tower But when his secret is discovered Marak is betrayed by his own father and forced to march in an endless caravan with the rest of his world's madmen to the Ila's city of OburanInstead of death Marak finds in Oburan his destiny and the Gravitys Rainbow promise of life if he can survive what is surely a suicidal mission The Ila wants him to discover the source of the voices and visions that afflict the mad Despit I adore CJ Cherryh s Faded Sun Trilogy for its sparseness and Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone portrayal of a Pretend God Is Deaf plausible alien warrior culture Hammerfall has many similarities but is a much different work It s like Walking Drum and Dune rolled into one story In the book Marak Trin Tain is a desert raider and would be revolutionary who finds himself in an unlikely alliance with his former nemesis as his madness barely allows him to function in the world Both he and the God ueen Ila are searching for the source of this madness and Marak discovers it with her material assistance Some of the mystery is taken away when we discover the madness is simply nano technology being employed on the world s citizens but the ensuing struggle of a world full of Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide people crossing the desert to safety the nano technology was essentially an early warning indicator of Las Puertas Del Amor planet wide destruction keeps the reader going This book isn t for everyone It is no fast Discoveries paced action A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 packed space opera But if you like well fleshed out worlds lean desert warriors and constant unresolvable tension then this is your book Not uite the literary uality of Dune and admittedly I slowed down in the last half of the book but still well worth the read Solid 4 stars

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E the dangers of the hostile desert tensions within the caravan and his own excruciating doubts Marak miraculously reaches his goal only to be given another even impossible mission by the strange people in the towersAccording to these beings who look like him yet act differently than anyone he has ever known Marak has a slim chance to save his world's people from the wrath of the Ilas enemies But to do so he must convince them all warring tribes villagers priests young and old as well as the Ila herself to follow him on an epic trek across the burning desert before the hammer of the Ila's foes falls from the heavens aboveWritten with deceptive simplicity and lyricism this riveting fast paced epic of war love and survival in a brave new world marks a major achievement from the masterful CJ Cherry For those that don t read sf they might find the first 5 10 pages of most sf novels hard to deal with because most sf authors make assumptions about the reader And subseuently most sf readers know to hang in there because soon enough it will start to make sense Cherryh probably takes this assumption about the reader and extends it double or tripleIt really took a lot of hang in there to get to the point where I felt like I knew what was going on Having finished the story there is still a lot of vagueness in certain areas but overall I like the story And while I never could say I liked the point of view which consisted 100% of the world as seen through the primary character Marak it was put to fairly good use albeit confusing Most of the confusion came into play because Marak s world was so odd and different from our own But there were many times Cherryh could have done a bit exposition so that the reader better understood what was going on around Marak My biggest peeve was vermin Only once was there a mention of what form this vermin might take a beetle but that was just for a moment and never revisited Only in the last few pages did she expound on details that the previous 99% of the story had you guessing So in that she didn t trust her readersThere was also this pounding Marak Marak Marak throughout the story and well we GOT it It may have been Cherryh s point to make it as tedious to us as it was to Marak but it got old real uickOn the positive side if we ignore the irritating issues I ve discussed the story was excellent and the characters all very well developed as you d expect The world was fairly one dimensional populated only by people vermin and besha camels but that might have been part of the the point of the story To say about that would spoil it So overall I did like it and could recommend it but would temper it by saying only for hard core sf fans Calling Me Home people in the towersAccording to these beings who look like him yet act differently than anyone he has ever known Marak has a slim chance to save his world's The Taint of Lovecraft people from the wrath of the Ilas enemies But to do so he must convince them all warring tribes 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to make it as tedious to us as it was to Marak but it got old real uickOn the Manga: Pure Soldier OTOMAIDEN 4 (English Edition): Strategy of Demonic Vassal Part 1 positive side if we ignore the irritating issues I ve discussed the story was excellent and the characters all very well developed as you d expect The world was fairly one dimensional After the Flood populated only by Bronxwood people vermin and besha camels but that might have been NAKED ANIME GIRLS 3 part of the the Acquiring the Mind of Christ point of the story To say about that would spoil it So overall I did like it and could recommend it but would temper it by saying only for hard core sf fans


10 thoughts on “Hammerfall

  1. says:

    I'm back Some health issues and a volunteer project had delayed reviews You didn't think you were going to get rid of me THAT easily did youMar

  2. says:

    Bed

  3. says:

    I found this a little disappointing given the uality of the author's other books While it started off well with the intriguing mystery of the call that pulled the various disparate travellers across the desert the explanations that were offered midway through the story were less than satisfactory Given the technological advances available to the visitors who presumably were able to ward off the planet wide catastrophes why was it necessar

  4. says:

    This is the second sci fi book I read where the journey in this book journeys went on way too long Oh the sand and the water problems and the vermin and the wind and the sand and the water problems and the vermin and the wind and so on I kno

  5. says:

    I expected to love this book The first 130 odd pages flew by in what seemed an instant Then it got repetetive Expected reve

  6. says:

    I adore CJ Cherryh's Faded Sun Trilogy for its sparseness and portrayal of a plausible alien warrior culture Hammerfall has many similarities bu

  7. says:

    Cherryh is a fantastic writer but this is not one of her best works It started out well enough and drew me immedia

  8. says:

    Premise Marak Trin is a madman Like many he tried to hide it did successfully hide it for years But finally the visions and the voices were too much and when the Ila's men came rounding up the mad his father the rebel lead

  9. says:

    For those that don't read sf they might find the first 5 10 pages of most sf novels hard to deal with because most sf authors make assumptions about the reader And subseuently most sf readers know to hang in there because soon enough

  10. says:

    I have enjoyed Cherryh in the past but maybe I was flexible back then I am finding her less satisfying lately I don't understand why these societies of hers must have for example slaves Why can't the people who arrive in these feudal ish places desperate to save the world from destruction take the short cut of sending say sir uesting person on some kind of flying machine with his message instead of sending him all the w