by Christoph

eBook BEYOND THE BURNING LANDS download ISBN: 0020423802
Author: Christoph
Publisher: Simon Pulse; First Edition edition (August 1, 1974)
Language: English
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Category: Teenager

Chapter Five Beyond the Burning Lands. Chapter Six King Cymru’s Daughter. In civilized lands beasts and plants were destroyed if they did not breed true. Human children were permitted to live but, if they were not true men, were called dwarf or polymuf.

Chapter Five Beyond the Burning Lands. Chapter Seven The Bayemot. The dwarfs were a breed apart and respected as craftsmen.

We rode in a chatter of voices that measured the tenseness there had been before. We reached a river and forded its shallow, tepid waters. This was greeted with a roar of laughter, all the louder as the rider picked himself up, cursing and dripping, and berated his mount’s stupidity.

Beyond the Burning Lands book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Beyond the Burning Lands as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 96. Chapter Six King Cymrus Daughter. John Christopher was the pseudonym of Samuel Youd, who was born in Lancashire, England, in 1922. He was the author of more than fifty novels and novellas, as well as numerous short stories. His most famous books include The Death of Grass, the Tripods trilogy, The Lotus Caves, and The Guardians. Библиографические данные. Beyond the Burning Lands Sword of the Spirits (Том 2).

Beyond the Burning Lands. 0 5 Author: John Christopher. Luke encounters rage, treachery, and revenge in the second book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. As the Prince in Waiting, Luke has been protected by the High Seers since his father’s murder and his half-brother’s ascension to the throne of Winchester. But after hiding for months in the underground Sanctuary, Luke discovers a shocking secret: in a world where mechanical devices have been forbidden, the Seers themselves are secret technologists

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New Found Land is a young adult alternate history novel by John Christopher, the second in his Fireball series. It was first published in 1983. In the first novel, Fireball, Simon and Brad are cousins who are mysteriously transported to an alternate history Earth, where the Roman Empire did not break up and Europe remains in pre-Dark Ages technology

Beyond the Burning Lands ONE OUT OF SANCTUARY THE SANCTUARY ITSELF LAY IN empty downland; ordinary men did not dare approach such a holy place.

Beyond the Burning Lands ONE OUT OF SANCTUARY THE SANCTUARY ITSELF LAY IN empty downland; ordinary men did not dare approach such a holy place. The nearest habitation was at Amesbury in the Avon Valley, three miles to the east, and it was there that the white horses were kept, on which the High Seers, when they had reason to travel abroad, would ride forth. To the townspeople this was evidence of the magic of the Spirits which was at the Seer’s command. For how, except by magic, could the Seer of Amesbury know when the High Seers required their mounts? No messenger had come across the empty land to the west, and the Seer had no pigeons.

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Of course, one can't help but compare this trilogy to the author's more famous Tripods trilogy and yes, the trilogy this book belongs to (The Swords of the Spirits) does fall short. But having said that, I enjoyed reading about this much darker, less hopeful world, where politics and personal gain rule the lives of the protagonists. Our main character, though young, must combat enemies and keep his wits about him. A future where men live to fight and women are clearly in a secondary role (well at least the author included a few women here, in Tripods, there were hardly any mentioned and barely worth remembering) seems pretty backward to me but then again it is a apocalyptic future. I'm looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.
The story is well written and enjoyable maybe not on the level as Harry Potter or Game of Thrones as epic long stories. But well written and contained.
As a series it ends... well... abruptly. So don't think you will have a neat conclusion. However it is an interesting story.
The story is well written and enjoyable a continuing of the first book but could be read as a stand alone if needed.
Dark. Luke is the least likable protagonist I have ever read, but the story holds up.
John Christopher made me love the end of the world. When I was a child, someone (I've forgotten exactly who) gave me a copy of Christopher's Tripods Triology, a YA romp through an earth dominated by towering, three-legged, metallic creatures. The mélange of post-apocalyptic survivalism and science fiction completely captivated me, but as the years rolled on I lost track of Christopher. Seems I wasn't the only one. Despite steadily writing under a variety of pseudonyms since the early 1950s, Christopher (whose real name is Samuel Youd) has garnered little notice. The trilogy that first attracted me remains in print, and The Death of Grass got a new edition from Penguin this year, but the majority of his oeuvre remains forgotten. That's a shame, because his novels display an enviable economy of style and tight-as-a-drum plotting. Both are certainly on display in 1970's The Prince in Waiting.

Summers slide by and winters linger in Winchester. Luke Perry knows this wasn't always so, knows that the ancients enjoyed fairer skies before they offended the Spirits with their abominable machines and brought down destruction on the entire globe. Now men dwell in isolated city states, avoiding the great ruins and warring with one another for grain and gold. Laws are few but absolute. No matter how battles go, cities themselves are inviolate. The deformed, dubbed polymufs, must be destroyed if they are animals or condemned to perpetual servitude if human. And any attempt to construct a machine requires the death penalty. So say the Seers, cloaked mystics who commune with the invisible Spirits and teach men their commands. The Seers have frightened Luke at times, but now they have good news for him: His father is destined to become Winchester's prince -- and Luke himself a prince of princes.

The Prince is remarkably seamless. Christopher rolls the action from adolescent worries to near-future exposition to royal intrigues to bone-jarring battles with nary a hitch. Indeed, even his action scenes, which often feel tacked on to many children's reads, are organically integrated. Sharp words and clenched fists fit with Luke's angry impulsiveness. Also, the powers that steer Winchester may not be entirely invisible, and while the ending doesn't come as a complete surprise, it has enough of a twist to make it enjoyable. Prince is worth excavating from the ruins of history.
Very good read, but not on a par with Christopher's TRIPODS series. Perhaps the sense of urgency is lost because so much time elapses in this book, instead of the plot pursuing its course remorselessly day after day. But John Christopher fans will want to complete this futuristic series set in a medieval England.
Thirteen-year-old Luke Perry, the son of a commoner (promoted to Captain) hears a prophecy of the Seers (priests of the Spirits) that he will become the next Prince-in-Waiting for the city of Winchester. But treachery from enemies, friends and even his own family stalk him as he impatiently waits to come into his own. Besides, Luke is confused about the very existence of the Spirits; he wants to scoff and deny this national religion, but their prophecy suits his ambition perfectly. Does a young teenager possess the intelligence, wisdom and skill to defeat adult rivals for the throne?
Luke's adventures continue as he learns about the Seers and their scientific discoveries in their underground sanctuary near Stonehenge. Although he realizes that the national religion is pure bunk, Luke wants to use it to further his own ambitions. But he is too young and restless to wait for years until the Seers--who study and recreate ancient Technology on the sly-- are ready.
The hot-headed hero sets off on his own to explore the lands beyond the volcanic barrier to the England of the medieval Future. Seeking the mythical city of Klan Gothlam in the country of the Wilsh, Luke meets a fair princess and a huge sea monster. Again he must evaluate an entirely new lifestyle, but despite the dangers of this journey, Luke must confront the greatest challenge to his Crown Prince status when he returns home. Not on a par with PRINCE IN WAITING: a good story but unevenly paced.