S. M. Stirling presents the stunning and epic conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Change series, now in paperback. Many years ago, when advanced technology failed and humanity found itself in a turbulent, postapocalyptic world, extraordinary men and women birthed a new society from the ashes.
Two generations after the Change, Crown Princess Órlaith struggles to preserve the hard-won peace her father brought to Montival—the former western North America. But the Change opened many doors, and through them Powers strong and strange and terrible came, to walk once more among humankind.
With her fire-forged friend and ally, Japanese Empress Reiko, Órlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja, who has imprisoned her brother Prince John. And from the emerging superpower of Mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the High Steppe ride once more beneath the banner of Genghis Khan—the thunder of their hooves resounding across a world in turmoil.
Epic wrap up to the series, bringing characters and plot threads from the earliest books back to the story. Makes me want to go back and start over!
This was a less than stellar ending to an overall epic series. It felt rushed, and truthfully like the author had tired of writing in this world. Just a quick summation and the end. It had the signature details about the world and of course the few battles that ensued. It skipped a lot and really downplayed the ending and the namesake "sky-blue wolves". I loved the entire series and have read and reread the earlier books waiting for the end. This book can be described in one word: lackluster.