Author(s): S M Stirling
In the tenth year of The Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. But a confrontation between the forces of those who would rebuild the world peacefully and the feared Protector, who will use whatever means at his command to extend his power, threatens to plunge the entire region into open warfare.
"[The story] resembles one of the cavalry charges the novel describes--gorgeous, stirring, and gathering such earth-pounding momentum that it's difficult to resist."
S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.