Ice and Fire

Ice and Fire

David Wingrove / Jan 25, 2020

Ice and Fire Spring Spring The T ang who make up the ruling Seven are struggling to maintain stasis and prevent change as the War That Wasn t A War is fought within the levels of Chung Kuo s great world

  • Title: Ice and Fire
  • Author: David Wingrove
  • ISBN: 9781848877290
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spring 2201 Spring 2203 The T ang who make up the ruling Seven are struggling to maintain stasis and prevent change, as the War That Wasn t A War is fought within the levels of Chung Kuo s great world spanning City a war fought not with armies on battlefields but with an inventive evil with bombs and betrayals, brutal assassinations and sly poisonings.Adding to the pSpring 2201 Spring 2203 The T ang who make up the ruling Seven are struggling to maintain stasis and prevent change, as the War That Wasn t A War is fought within the levels of Chung Kuo s great world spanning City a war fought not with armies on battlefields but with an inventive evil with bombs and betrayals, brutal assassinations and sly poisonings.Adding to the pressure for change is the existence of a document that charts the true history of this world, not the version invented and policed by the Ministry the Thousand Eyes who have, for so long, maintained this dark shadow at the very heart of Chung Kuo Its discovery by the Dispersionists will fuel their ardent desire for change and for an end to Han rule.Lined up against the Dispersionists are a handful of men utterly loyal to the Seven men like General Tolonen, along with the two men he has recruited from the Lowers, Gregor Karr and Kao Chen When Tolonen destroys the newly built generation starship, The New Hope, he will change Chung Kuo for good by declaring war on the Dispertionists.

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      • David Wingrove

        David Wingrove born September 1954 in North Battersea, London is a British science fiction writer He is well known as the author of the Chung Kuo novels eight in total He is also the co author with Rand and Robyn Miller of the three Myst novels.Wingrove worked in the banking industry for 7 years until he became fed up with it He then attended the University of Kent, Canterbury, where he read English and American Literature.He is married and, with his wife Susan, has four daughters Jessica, Amy, Georgia, and Francesca.Between 1972 and 1982 he wrote over 300 unpublished short stories and 15 novels.He started work on a new fictional project called A Perfect Art Between 1984 and 1988, when it was first submitted, the title was changed twice, becoming first A Spring Day at the Edge of the World and then finally Chung Kuo, under which title it was sold to 18 publishers throughout the world.A prequel to the Chung Kuo series, called When China Comes, was released in May 2009 by Quercus Publishing, which also re released the entire series The series has been recast in nineteen volumes, including a new prequel and a new final volume After a series launch in May 2009, Quercus will embark on an ambitious publishing programme that will see all nineteen volumes available by the end of 2012 He has plans for a further a novels, a a first person character novel called Dawn in Stone City and three very different novels The Beast with Two Backs, Heaven s Bright Sun, and Roads to Moscow.


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    1. Ice and Fire is the fourth book in the Chung Kuo Recast series, I just started over a month ago reading this series and was blown away with the introduced concept and how David Wingrove started plotting this story of epic proportions. So far the prologues were a great start to the series I learned a lot about the comings and goings of the universe in which the series takes place, and even more so with The Middle Kingdom, where the story really took off with in the “current” state of affairs. [...]


    2. Well I have done it again, I read this series many years ago. And when I got a hold of it there were a few of the books to still come out. Well here it is again, stopped until the next volume comes out. Now I do actually have the next book, but from the last issue of the series. I can tell there are subtile differences in some of the book, where he has chopped up the novel from the original versions. So while I wait for the next book, and I think I will try to find out what those differences are [...]



    3. David Wingrove’s Chung Kuo originally appeared in eight large volumes between 1989 and 1997. Now Wingrove has started to ‘recast’ the entire series, spreading it across an epic twenty not so large volumes, adding completely new material in two prequel volumes and two more at the end. Ice and Fire originally formed the second part of the original first volume (The Middle Kingdom); The Art of War was the first part of the former book two, The Broken Wheel.The vast majority of the Earth’s p [...]


    4. This book was better than The Middle Kingdom in several ways. There was more action taking place and the setups that took place in the last book are coming into play now. The plots and subplots in the story are becoming more complex and it will be interesting to see how they connect with each other. New plots and characters are introduced and the book widens the scope of the world, letting us see what goes on in the farmlands and other areas outside the city. There is even a very disturbing scen [...]


    5. In the 4th volume of David Wingrove's rebooted Chung Kuo series, 'Ice and Fire', the consequences of the dramatic ending to Vol 3 are explores, as the Seven's policy of passivity 'wuwei' fails to deliver fruit. The Dispersionist star waxes, and in the climax, action replaces inaction to restore the balance. The tales of Kim Ward, Ben Sheppard and Li Yuan are advanced, and we are in no doubt that each has a role to play as the narrative unfolds. Wingrove's Chung Kuo series is an overlooked classi [...]


    6. It’s in this fourth book in which the series seems to hit its stride. The main players become more defined and there is finally more focus on character development rather than world building. The three previous books feel like they were just a long introduction into what looks like will be the main storyline. Now that we have a sense of the world in which Chung Kuo is set, Wingrove seems to settle in. The concurrent plots begin to breathe a little and come to life.


    7. Still liking it!!The series was good when it came out I the early 90's, and is still good. The addition of the early years to the story, however, takes away from the amazement of the characters discovering the truth in the middle / end of the series.Hope the rest of it comes out on Kindle.


    8. In Chung Kuo, the dispersionists lead by DeVore and the loyalists forces are starting a war that will decide the fate of the world. New players appers and we are given a hint of a larger plan masterminded by Amos Sheperd when he agreed to the Han taking over the world. What a joy to read such books.


    9. A solid entry in this great series, but not the best so far. A little too broken up, I think, and most of the story feels like set up for the next novel. That being said, I look forward to reading the next one, so I guess this one did a good enough job.


    10. Love this series. Started reading it years ago, never completed it because I couldn't find any more of them. Now reading on the Kindle!


    11. Another installment of intrigue, loyalty, and betrayal. The question is, do I wait for the next installment or dig into my old copies of the original publication?


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