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Dies the Fire

Has anyone read the Dies the Fire series by S.M Stirling? I love post apocalyptic fantasy books does anyone know of others in that style that I can pick up?
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Dies the Fire is a very good series and I've enjoyed it (need to pick up the latest one, though). Terry Brooks has "Armegeddon's Children" which is the start of a prequel to his Shannara series and has that post apocalyptic setting. For fantasy and a little further forward after the apocalypse try Michael Moorcock's  Hawkmoon series ("Jewel in the Skull" is the first book).

 

 

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Bradinator wrote:

Dies the Fire is a very good series and I've enjoyed it (need to pick up the latest one, though). Terry Brooks has "Armegeddon's Children" which is the start of a prequel to his Shannara series and has that post apocalyptic setting. For fantasy and a little further forward after the apocalypse try Michael Moorcock's  Hawkmoon series ("Jewel in the Skull" is the first book).

 

 

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Sweet thanks for the info, I am waiting for the book #2 of the 2nd series from Dies the Fire it comes out in September. It starts about 10 years or so later and the children of the main characters go on a adventure so far its really good. 

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Second one is already out in paperback- "Pretenders War" , it's the 3rd one that's coming up, I believe.
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Bradinator wrote:
Second one is already out in paperback- "Pretenders War" , it's the 3rd one that's coming up, I believe.

 

Oh Ive already finished that series. Meeting in Corvallis is the last book in that series and it too is in paperback. Im talking about the Sunset Lands, which is 10 years after Meeting in Corvallis. Based around the kids of the McKenzies, Bear Killers and the Portland Protective Assoction and the journey they have to take. I dont want to spoil to much but lets say there is a new enemy threatening the Willamette valley. It get much better after Dies the Fire and really starts to pick up.
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I recently read the first book, Dies in a Fire. I enjoyed it. I had a couple problems with how the death of tech was describe, like how some simple machines worked and others didn't, But I understood what he wanted do so I gladly looks around that. I also am a big fan of post apocalyptic genre.  Another book I read recently that I like in this genre was EE Knight's Vampire Earth series. Basically an alien race subjugates earth (they have vampiric traits) and a few pockets of resistance fight for their freedom.
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Love them, I have the first three in paperback.  I'm sure most of you have, but has anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy.  I've heard good things and kept meaning to read it but haven't yet.  Is it worth reading?

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Has anyone read the Dies the Fire series by S.M Stirling? I love post apocalyptic fantasy books does anyone know of others in that style that I can pick up?

 

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I personally really enjoyed Dies The Fire, it is how I hope that civilization would act if something catastrophic happened where most people would make sacrifices for others and would be benevolent and of course there's always those who take power for there own devices but those could be conquered. Hmmm does that say I'm a dreamer, you bet. And that's why I hated The Road, that authors look into a post apocalyptic world made me hate the lack of humanity in the book. The book made me feel very hopeless even though at the end the boy did find a sanctuary of sorts.
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Haven't read them yet but if I ever get caught up with what I'm reading now and the library has them in I will have to read them.

 

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 I have the Dies the Fire series and was going to lend the series to my Brother-in-Law because I have so many books to read, maybe I should read them first and then pass them on to him.
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We all loved Dies The Fire - we are all Wiccans, and felt very proud of the fact that the Wiccans conducted themselves so well and prospered. (That's the way Wicca works, you see.)

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