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Moonrise (Snowfall #3)

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The World is Frozen

Civilization survives in pockets of warmth, most notably in the vast, Mississippi-based Middle Kingdom of North America and in glacier-covered Boston. Boston, where high technology that borders on magic is used to create the "moonrisen," people with the genes of animals. Boston, which looks at the growing strength of Middle Kingdom, united under the bril
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Tor Books (first published April 1st 2004)
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Todd
Apr 02, 2015 Todd rated it it was ok
Some series get better as they move along, and some are pretty steady. Others, however, just seem to get worse, and that's where I am with this one. Despite the fact that I can generally be counted on to read pretty much anything that's considered to be apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, it was a real slog finishing this series. As with the second book, the tone and character of the third book differed greatly from the ones that came before it, which can be interesting in the right hands. This time, ...more
Donna
Jul 22, 2008 Donna rated it did not like it
The series got worse instead of better. This one was so bad I couldn't even read it...
Janet
Oct 25, 2012 Janet added it
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I read and enjoyed the first book in the series, Snowfall, so I hunted down the other two. It's been hundreds of years since a change in Jupiter's orbit brings on a massive ice age, and modern civilization collapses. The action takes place in North America, and a variety of regional communities have grown up. I really like all the different societies, and the characters he creates. In the first book, I had some trouble believing that the ecology/economy of the Trappers would work, and became hap ...more
Dystopian
Jun 17, 2012 Dystopian rated it did not like it
I'm so happy to be finished with this series. I had to make myself finish the last book. The premise and the story aren't bad, but the author or his editor needs a refresher course. Every other page he will use a word and then say "Wonderful warm-time word!" or "Perfect copybook phrase!" It was extremely tedious and bordered on ridiculous. I could see it if he had one character who said that a lot, was fascinated by people using rare words or something, but it's EVERY character. Also, every sing ...more
James Willey
Jan 28, 2016 James Willey rated it it was ok
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A little long and tiresome but had to plod through it to finish the trilogy. Liked the two previous tales a lot. Basically an ice-age survival trek.
Zedsdead
Mar 18, 2012 Zedsdead rated it really liked it
Bajazet, adopted son of Sam Monroe, goes on a quest to make Boston pay for the murder of his brother and friends. As with book 2 of the Snowfall trilogy, the protagonist was a baby born in the previous volume.

Solid, but not as good as the first two in the series. The creatures of Boston feel lazy compared to books 1 and 2; now they're just human-animal hybrids instead of monstrous creations designed for a specific purpose.

This is more of an (occasionally dull) road trip, after the frantic flight
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William Gerke
Mar 24, 2011 William Gerke rated it really liked it
A fitting close to Smith's Snowfall series. All set in the same world with crossover of some characters, each book had a different tone. Moonrise follows the son of a fallen conqueror, adopted son of the River King, and what he does when his old life is shut away. A tale of revenge, sacrifice, horror, love, and true humanity told in Smith's characteristic immersive style.

These three are his only fantasies, and I'm very curious to read his other stuff (which appears to be mostly crime fiction).
Terry
3rd book in the Snowfall Trilogy set in a premature future Ice Age brought about by alterations in the orbit of Jupiter after several major comet impacts which in turn altered the Earth's orbit or declination to the degree that a new Ice Age was created in mere decades; thus wiping out modern civilization and leaving the survivors with meager remnants of basic technology.
Cynthisa
Sep 30, 2012 Cynthisa rated it it was ok
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Conclusion to the Snowfall Trilogy. Prince Baj, the third generation crosses the east coast to take on Boston. Limp 'coming of age' sort of tale. Kinda dull - no real reason to care about Baj. Just a long, dull road trip mostly.
George Riggs
I enjoyed.
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Mitchell Smith is an American author writing crime fiction and science fiction.

Also known as Roy LeBeau.
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