Bronze Summer by Stephen Baxter
The Northland Trilogy (Northland series)

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For me Bronze Summer proved rather tedious despite the introduction of combat and war which often enlivens proceedings. In this case, it was brutality and cruelty by the numbers with little emotional significance. I can’t say this is worth reading unless you're bridging from the better Stone Spring to the hopefully equally good concluding volume.
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Stephen Baxter’s “imaginative [and] bold” (Daily Mail, UK) Stone Spring drew readers into an alternate prehistoric scenario. Now, thousands of years have passed, and a wall that was built to hold back the sea must now hold back the advancing armies of a reviving Troy.... 

Created by the building of the Wall, Northland has become a society of prosperous, literate, and self-sufficient people. Inhabited from end to end, the Wall is a linear city stretching for hundreds of miles, and a wonder of the world.
 
For millennia, the Wall has also kept the growing empires of the Bronze Age at bay. But a new and turbulent age is dawning. For any wall, no matter how strong, can be breached—particularly from within.…
 

About Stephen Baxter

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Stephen Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and two Philip K. Dick Awards. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year. Author website: stephen-baxter.com
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Roc. 464 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Feb 22 2013

For me Bronze Summer proved rather tedious despite the introduction of combat and war which often enlivens proceedings. In this case, it was brutality and cruelty by the numbers with little emotional significance. I can’t say this is worth reading unless you're bridging from the better Stone Spring to the hopefully equally good concluding volume.

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