The world of “Emberverse” after the “Change”
There are times when publishing “rights” and “contracts” and “fanfiction” need to get tossed in the frickin’ bucket. This is one of those times.
You will never find this “book” in a store, or even in e-reader format. It is a fanfiction work set in S.M. Stirling’s “Emberverse” series and due to licensing and other stuff, the ONLY place you’ll find it is here:
“Wildfire by Pete Sartucci”
This Author has got serious game, and even if you’ve never read ANY of the Emberverse books, this is still one awesome story. (It is in the same ‘verse as Mr. Stirling’s books, but is separate so no prior reading required.)
I reviewed it on facebook, but I’m sitting here still just blown away. I liked this story better than just about anything I’ve read in the last year, and that is saying something.
Not only is this an outstanding story, but the background research was outstanding. (The story is set in Colorado, and I had many “AHAH! I’VE BEEN THERE!” moments.)
To make my life simpler (I hate reading from web pages) I copy/pasted the work into a libreoffice document, exported as a pdf file and then converted it via Calibre into an epub format for my tablet.
The novel (it is that size) was too big for one long link, so it was broken up into three parts:
3. Back Draft
Here is my facebook review a few minutes after reading “finis” to this work:
Well. Damn. Okay, review of Wildfire. That story isn’t fan fic. It is far more and far better than that limited classification. It is a VERY great pity it has to be classed as such. If I had never read Dies the Fire, this would be the author/series I would anxiously be awaiting new work from. From start to finish, this story sucked me in and kept me from editing/writing and filled every down point in the taxi for the last couple days.
When I get a good book, I tend to inhale and get taken away. This is one of those books.
If I could wish for one thing from a “fan” perspective, it would Stephen and Peter collaborating on a title set in this universe.
5 stars out of 4. period.