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There Will Be Dragons (The Council Wars, #1)
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Authors, Books and Series > [Series - The Council Wars] There Will Be Dragons - by John Ringo

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message 1: by Brian (new)

Brian Love this series so far. Rather than a unique realm of its own , this is humanity in the fourty first century. Human beings are able to use advanced nanotechnology to "change" into other creatures , ie dragons, felines, etc
Then there is a civil war among factions who control the technology and the "net " goes down , certain individuals are stuck "changed" and humanity in general has to fend for itself using basic pre industrial revolution tech .
Pure genius , great writing


message 2: by Brian (new)

Brian The title is THERE WILL BE DRAGONS - sorry lol


message 3: by Periklis, Fafhrd (new)

Periklis (periklisbegzos) | 427 comments Mod
Post-human space opera mixed with Sword and Sorcery, or Science-Fantasy like C.J. Cherryh's works?
Sounds interesting anyway:

"In the village of Raven's Mill, Edmund Talbot, master smith and unassuming historian, finds that all the problems of the world are falling in his lap. Refugees are flooding in, bandits are roaming the woods, and his former lover and his only daughter struggle through the Fallen landscape. Enemies, new and old, gather like jackals around a wounded lion. But what the jackals do not know is that while old he may be, this lion is far from death."



message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian Yes, very similar to cherryh


message 5: by Brian (new)

Brian The dynamic is similar to what authors like Cherryh, David Weber, and Sharon Shinn do. Technology advances so far in the future as to be indistinguishable from magic and people have forgotten how to be self sufficient or basic industrial skills, what we now call vocational lol
I think Ringo does a good job exploiting it, He has a gift for making the outrageous seem very appropriate for the story . Sometimes the villains are almost Flash Gordenesque in being outrageous, but you quickly fall in love with them


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