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The Siege of Dome (Empyrion #2)

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An extraterrestrial civilization holds the promise of a new start for Earth, but it is built with an ancient hatred...More than 120,000 copies in print
Paperback, 467 pages
Published June 18th 1996 by Zondervan Publishing Company (first published 1985)
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Neil
This is the sequel to 'the search for fierra' and was a good read. It starts off with Treet inside the archives in Dome while Crocker is getting settled in in the Blue Forest and the other two members of the original party, Pizzle and Yarden, settling in amongst the Fierri. Treet is trying to learn all he can about the history of Dome in order to help prevent the spreading madness he recognized from the previous novel. Yarden wishes to forget Treet and move on with her life. Pizzle wishes to mar ...more
Jeffrey Weir
Jan 14, 2013 Jeffrey Weir rated it really liked it
It's taken me a while to get back into the Empyrion series, but I was glad I finally did. I end up starting a series, then get sidetracked by something else and then eventually come back around to the series. This was another excellent read from Lawhead, though not up there with what I would call his masterpieces (Song of Albion, Skin Map). Everything I liked about the first book continued with this one, as he weaves politics into a world so unlike ours yet just like ours at the same time. The c ...more
Gretchen
Jan 08, 2016 Gretchen rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This book felt as though it had been written as one with the first volume, but was forced into two by a publisher. The result was a bumpy beginning with little to no refresher/ transition from the end of the first--an icy plunge into the middle of a complex plot.

Lawhead's skill is in portraying Celtic values and Fairy connections with the manifest world in a variety of settings. The Fierri set up a perfect foil of civilizations--Dome, Crocker, and an ideal Eden of paradise. The power struggles i
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Frans Karlsson
Mar 16, 2014 Frans Karlsson rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
The conclusion to the Empyrion saga. He manages to complete the story in a very satisfacting way. I liked the way he portrayed the struggle in Dome and its Civil war. Great book.
Anthony
Apr 08, 2015 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why do publishers allow cover art to spoil a story!?!! Frustrating.
Great read though.
Mariana
Oct 12, 2014 Mariana rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
The book is very good with rich and deep characters like is the usual thing for Lawhead. One wish for more.
Almustafa Couch
A good read however unless the previous book has been read some of the definitions would escape the reader. If I were to rate the series as a whole I would be more generous.
It did (this book) try to engage in an old philosophical debate: consequentialism versus deontology, and just for that it may be worth reading, though it didn't cover any new ground.
Joshua
May 18, 2013 Joshua rated it it was amazing
I read this book a long time ago when I was a teenager. Have to say it still stands as one of the all out best science fiction books I have read to date. The world is as rich as the characters and the story just takes on a life of its own. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Henry McLaughlin
May 14, 2012 Henry McLaughlin rated it really liked it
Excellent science fiction novel that wraps up Lawhead's Empyrion saga quite well. The story is exciting as the Travelers from Earth strive to prevent a nuclear war on Empyrion with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing yet make the resolution satisfying and believable.
Joe
Jul 30, 2011 Joe rated it really liked it
A great sci-fi tale about the problems that arise when a colonization team goes through a wormhole. Intense, well-written, and fun.
Kristi
Jul 26, 2012 Kristi rated it it was amazing
This series is my absolute favorite from Lawhead! Have read multiple times.
Joy
Oct 30, 2013 Joy rated it liked it
Sequel to The Search for Fierra, liked them both!
Rick
Nov 24, 2012 Rick rated it it was amazing
Excellent. fast pace and a good read.
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Nov 13, 2013 Blessan rated it it was amazing
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interesting completion for a story...
Allen Baldwin
Aug 06, 2012 Allen Baldwin rated it liked it
A relaxing fun read.
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Oct 04, 2007 Hyalineaquas rated it it was amazing
I love Lawhead's Scifi!
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Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include Byzantium, Patrick, and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion.

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Stephen was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned
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