Rudi Mackenzie has traveled from the land where the sun sets to the land where it rises and back. He has found his weapon—the Sword crafted for him before he was born. He has made friends from among his enemies and found enemies where he expected friends. He has won the heart and hand of the woman he has loved his entire life.
Now Rudi is Artos, the High King of Montival, and his final destiny awaits him. He must face and defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Everything in the present, everything in the future, depends on the outcome of the conflict.
And like his father before him, Rudi knows that in winning the war he might well lose his life...
Tears of the Sun
Another good romp with the Changlings. A different direction, but not following the Rudi and Mathilda story arc. I was expecting moving on to the final war story, but that apparently is two books away. A good read after I got over my disappointment.
So slow couldn't finish it. To much redundancy around first books in series. I tried really hard to hang in there because I loved the others but this was just so boring.
Tears of the Sun.
Fascinating look at an alternate future. I normally dislike books that jump the narrative back and forth, but Stirling is so artful at doing it that I no longer notice.