Stone Spring: The Northland Trilogy

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Penguin, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 512 pages
6 Reviews
Praised as “one of the most inventive writers that science fiction has ever produced” (SF Site), national bestselling author Stephen Baxter presents a new saga of a world that could have become our own....

Ten thousand years ago, a vast and fertile plain existed that linked the British Isles to Europe. Home to a tribe of simple hunter-gatherers, Northland teems with nature’s bounty, but is also subject to its whims.

Fourteen-year-old Ana calls Northland home, but her world is changing. The air is warming, the ice is melting, and the seas are rising. One day Ana meets a traveler from a far-distant city called Jericho—a town that is protected by a wall. And she starts to imagine the impossible....

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Review: Stone Spring (Northland #1)

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Slow start, but interesting character introductions. The middle seemed like it was building to something exciting. Then the book fell apart. Characters outright changed between massive time jumps rather than being developed and the plot disintegrated. Read full review

Review: Stone Spring (Northland #1)

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More like a long essay imagining Mesolithic life in Britain. It was the style of Baxter where his characters are just pawns for exposition and plot, not flushed out or developed. I found it really interesting but not emotionally engaging. Read full review

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Summer Solstice
Autumn Equinox
Chapter 49
Chapter 52
Chapter 24

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Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee sequence, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and "The Time Ship", a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic "The Time Machine". He lives in England.

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