Eternity Road by Jack McdevittEternity Road by Jack Mcdevitt

Eternity Road

byJack Mcdevitt

Mass Market Paperback | March 4, 1998

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The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins! Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend,too -- a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where even now the secrets of their civilization might still be found.

Chaka's brother was one of those who sought to find Haven and never returned. But now Chaka has inherited a rare Roadmaker artifact -- a book called A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court -- which has inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Gathering an unlikely band of companions around her, Chaka embarks upon a journey where she will encounter bloodthirsty rirver pirates, electronic ghosts who mourn their lost civilization and machines that skim over the ground and air. Ultimately, the group will learn the truth about their own mysterious past.

Jack McDevitt is the author of A Talent for War, The Engines of God, Ancient Shores, Eternity Road, Moonfall, and numerous prize-winning short stories. He has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the U.S. Customs Service in North Dakota and Georgia.
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Title:Eternity RoadFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.04 inPublished:March 4, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0061054275

ISBN - 13:9780061054273

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent In the future, human civilizations may go through several iterations as one falls and another begins. This tale examines how a post literate and post technological society deals with the discovery of remnant technology left behind by the "road builders" . While many resist the temptation of searching for the truth, others set out to explore and find answers. Its a great adventure.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eternity Road The pursuit of artifacts and books from the lost civilization of the Roadbuilders leads to a second exploration by citizens from The League, a five city entity from the mid-Mississippi.
Date published: 2014-04-06

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Concrete highways, broken towers, cups and jewelry are all that remain of the Roadmakers. But in Eternity Road there is a legendary secret sanctuary named Haven, where a few Roadmakers escaped the mysterious Plague that ravaged their world. Now, inspired by a rare Roadkmaker artifact, Chaka decides to follow in his footsteps. With a misfit crew, Chaka embarks on an expedition through dragon-haunted Chicago and thundering Nyagra, encountering bloodthirsty river pirates, electronic ghosts and ground-skimming, air-travelling machines.