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Download All the Windwracked Stars Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (479 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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It all began with Ragnarok, with the Children of the Light and the Tarnished ones battling to the death in the ice and the dark. At the end of the long battle, one Valkyrie survived, wounded, and one valraven - the steeds of the valkyrie.

Because they lived, Valdyrgard was not wholly destroyed. Because the valraven was transformed in the last miracle offered to a Child of the Light, Valdyrgard was changed to a world where magic and technology worked hand in hand. 2500 years later, Muire is in the last city on the dying planet, where the Technomancer rules what's left of humanity. She's caught sight of someone she has not seen since the Last Battle: Mingan the Wolf is hunting in her city. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen | 2/16/2014

    " For angels, these people sure are mopey and melodramatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/16/2014

    " I really liked this book much more than I expected to. It was a bit hard starting out. The writing style is different than a lot of the book I've read recently, but once I got going, I really enjoyed everything about it. Good themes of loneliness, isolation, forgiveness and redemption, and having the courage to do more than just exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/27/2014

    " If your looking for fantasy NOT based on Celtic mythology this one is a nice change. The last Waelcyrge (Valkyrie) is in the end days of Valdyrgard after 2 Ragnaroks. The world is dead but for one human city and a Technomancer is sucking the essence out of even the gods to keep it alive for only the few. Its a world one can relate with as the humans have killed all other life with virus wars and other horrible weapons, making this also sic-fi but still filled with magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/25/2014

    " Mixed feelings- good story, interesting ideas. In general I am not a fan of fantasy- fantasy can sometimes be a lazy form of science fiction where the rules are made up with no connection to reality. Nonetheless I liked the main character Muire and read the book in two days. I like books with tragic but noble characters. I liked this better than Dust which I read the next week. First read Elizabeth Bear in the great short story collection "Lovecraft Unbound". I will be reading some more of her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 12/5/2013

    " Bear keeps outdoing herself. Exquisite world-building. Fascinating characters.Next time I set foot in a bookstore, I'm not leaving without the next one in this series: By the Mountain Bound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/4/2013

    " A stellar, if difficult read from Elizabeth Bear. In a book with no clear villain, and a hero that is sometimes difficult to root for, the lines are hard to draw. Betrayal is the word of the day. Still, in the end, E-Bear pulls off a satisfying, happy, cathartic ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre | 11/17/2013

    " An interesting take on norse mythology and Ragnarok. I liked how the protagonist was a survivor of it and that her journey to atone for it made for an interesting personal story. I found the world around her to be a bit thin but it did not detract me from the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth | 11/9/2013

    " Thoughtful and amazing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 11/1/2013

    " ??? i definitely wish i could have my time back. i powered through this book, but even at the end, i have no idea what this book was about. it reminds me of this trippy, highly-symbolic, lousy-with-mythological-gods fairy tale i had to read in college -- that also flew straight over my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/27/2013

    " After reading nothing bunch young adult books it is nice to read something with a little more bite to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 9/22/2013

    " I put this book on my "fantasy" shelf, but it was harder to classify than that. It has a lot of fantasy elements, but it's also set in a future setting with a lot of technological elements as well. Great blend of mythology, magic, and science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/10/2013

    " I really, really enjoyed this book. Well-written characters, interesting post-apocalyptic setting. Can't wait for the second one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherril Johnston | 10/27/2012

    " This author reminds me of China Mieville - not content, but something about the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 8/13/2011

    " I loved the premise of this book, but a list of characters would have greatly improved my reading experience. (Please correct me if this feature is, in fact, included; I am reviewing after long-having returned the book to the library.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 5/4/2011

    " It started out slow for me, because the pacing is epic (the Beowulf/Gilgamesh kind of epic), but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 1/30/2011

    " A lot of great ideas, but the writing and story didn't do much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/21/2011

    " Amazingly written. So tightly packed I'll probably have to read it three more times before I get it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 1/5/2011

    " I loved the premise of this book, but a list of characters would have greatly improved my reading experience. (Please correct me if this feature is, in fact, included; I am reviewing after long-having returned the book to the library.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/9/2010

    " Good but not good enough to look for the next in the series. I did like the melding of hard science fiction with the scandinavian mythos but the writing was awkward and the characters just didn't grab me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherril | 7/12/2010

    " This author reminds me of China Mieville - not content, but something about the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bobbi | 7/10/2010

    " Too hard to follow, and too depressing. I couldn't finish it. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear, also known as Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky, is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards, she is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also won a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series.