Editorial Reviews. Review. Eternity Road is set 1, years from now, when the Eternity Road – Kindle edition by Jack McDevitt. Download it. Part of the trick and charm of McDevitt’s (Eternity Road) new novel lies in the protagonists’ encounters with objects–aircraft, computers, road signs, etcthey, but. The Roadmakers left only ruins behind — but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are fou .
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If so, I have mixed feelings. This one is different! Further, McDevitt is to be commended for a near-flawless point-of-view in which survivors with a primitive perspective judge their technological predecessors.
In fact its location and technological discoveries start turning the place around.
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I’d consider it to be Post-Apocalyptic Lite. In Mississippi the community of Illyria is just beginning to reemerge from the destruction.
The people in the book, as they exist are nothing more than placeholders. Interesting premise, but somewhat contrived plot that seemed wagged by the dog of a pre-ordained and not-too-convincing ending.
Not sure the searchers could have found their way. Aug 27, Squee rated it liked it. Books are rare and to find any is amazing. To be sure, there is action.
And of course Silas, the most intellectually engaged and curious of the group, was too dead to investigate further. After losing several members of their team and traveling by doad extraordinary means of transport that still functions after hundreds of years, the team eventually finds Haven and salvages some of the knowledge stored there before the facility is struck by a disaster that they themselves cause. I see,” jck one where you go “Holy shit!
That is what we are left with after pages. The mystery is just blande and yawn-inspring after you’ve finished it. Their concrete highways still cross the continent. As Mike notes, the expedition takes awhile to get underway, and into the wilderness. So a handful of people, determined to find answers once and for all, mount a second expedition.
Feb 20, Philip Hollenback rated it liked it Shelves: But they do possess a couple of copies of a book, The Travels of Abraham Polkpurportedly written in the immediate aftermath of the plague that destroyed the previous civilization, which describes the creation of a place of refuge called Haven, where the secrets of the Roadmakers are preserved.
In summary, I really liked this, though I didn’t go to the extent of giving it five stars.
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McDevitt describes each part of the journey with wonderful detail, and many of the best parts of the book are encounters with objects completely incomprehensible and foreign to the group. Then the author drops hints that things may not have happened as the characters believe.
The world McDevitt created is like taking a six month tour with a few day-trips along the way to get to see the locals and their societies. Jakc is a good writer, and it’s a fun story. Good story arc, continues the saga.
Eternity Road First Impressions: Newer Post Older Post Home. Across the way, they encounter pirates, tribes people, and a number of A.
It was a new, fresh take on the old world-is-dead idea. Sep 17, Jay rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: It’s worth reading once.
In the beginning of the book we find that a disastrous trip has been made to find a place called Haven. A mysterious item–a copy of Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”, previously thought to be lost forever–left behind by the sole survivor of the previous, tragic expedition to Haven, offers the group a tantalizing hope of what wonders they might find.
There may be some merit to this criticism. While the general concept of mcdevity book a journey through a post-apocalyptic world has been used many times before, mxdevitt how it is told that counts. I see a lot of people really like this one. Especially when McDevitt describes the many ruins of the ancient Roadmakers civilization, or when the band leaves the Crooked Man, a tavern at the edge of civilization, or when they try to cross the Wabash River.
Dec 09, Spurnlad rated it it was amazing. He posits the total disappearance of Christianity, to the point where scholars of that day have only hazy and incomplete defective ideas about its beliefs, and its replacement by a new polytheism.
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