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Shining Steel

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When John Mercy-of-Christ's soldiers ran up against weapons like none they had ever seen before, John's campaign to defeat the enemies of The True Word and Flesh came to a sudden halt. Once guns that could only come from Old Earth arrived, the doctrinal differences between his sect and the Chosen of the Holy Ghost had to be put to one side-for what other abominations might ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Avon Books
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Feb 01, 2013 Avi rated it really liked it
I've always enjoyed Watt-Evans' writing. It's clean and straightforward and he always tells an interesting story. This book is no exception.
Jul 04, 2010 Steve rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Not his best book by far. This is the first Watt-Evans book where I hated and wanted to reach into the book and strangle the lead character. This was a short book and it took forever to read. It wasn't a terrible book, but I have re-read nearly every book Lawrence has written but I don't think I will read this one again. The ending helps make up the struggle to finish the book. Would only recommend this one to true Watt-Evans fan.
Jan 27, 2012 Chris rated it it was ok
Most of the book is a sad little tale about a sad little man on a pathetic little world. The ending is a big change, but the transition is given short shrift -- as is Miriam, the closest thing to a secondary character and the only unpredictable element.
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