The Waters Rising

The Waters Rising

Her first new novel since The Margarets, The Waters Rising marks the glorious return of the extraordinary Sheri S. Tepper, the award-winning contemporary master whom Locus has called, ?one of sf?s most distinctive voices.? The Waters Rising tells a gripping story of a future already ravaged and now in even graver peril when a dreadful, awesome killing power is resurrected Her first new novel since The Margarets, The Waters Rising marks the glorious return of the extraordinary Sheri S. T...

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Title:The Waters Rising
Author:Sheri S. Tepper
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Waters Rising
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:498 pages pages

The Waters Rising Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Dec 25, 2010
    In this follow up to the ridiculous genre mishmash of A Plague of Angels, let's just say I didn't have high hopes. It started out stronger - a young girl is tasked with carrying the soul of a dead princess back to her home country, and is assisted by Abasio, the hero of A Plague of Ang...
  • Laura
    Jun 29, 2010
    Initially, this book seems to be set in a different era, in a place that could possibly have been the world we know. There is little technology, clothing seems to be vaguely medieval, there's belief in curses and soul bearers, and there are dynastic issues regarding who rules what. I'v...
  • Sara
    Jan 17, 2018
    I jumped into this trilogy right in the middle -- and having read this, I don't think I'll necessarily go back or forward. It works perfectly well as a standalone novel. I was recently complaining about a different sci-fi book not being "alien enough" -- you rarely have to worry abo...
  • Jessica
    Dec 05, 2010
    I love the way Sheri writes! i like the way she looks at the way the world is heading and what may happen to it and us if we want to survive. I also like that she subtlety makes me look at some pretty stupid behavior but groups that always think that everyone should think or conform to...
  • Lisa
    Jul 13, 2010
    I really like Sheri S. Tepper's books, but this one was not one of my favorites, which was particularly disappointing because the previous book set in this world with one of the same characters ("A Plague of Angels") is an engrossing, thought-provoking novel. "Waters" got off to a supe...
  • Janice
    Sep 18, 2010
    I loved the first 3/4's of this book. The author does a wonderful job of creating a future world after the earth has experienced a series of cataclysmic events due to environmental changes; she has wonderful descriptive details of both the changes in the landscape and the various kingd...
  • Suzanna
    Oct 01, 2010
    Slow and not very coherent. Not my favorite Tepper novel. ...
  • Darla
    Sep 16, 2010
    A new Sheri Tepper, I'm all aflutter. I did not realize when I started this that this was part two. I must admit that I don't remember Plague of Angels enough to say much BUT I did enjoy this one, it was a little harder to get into, but it still has that Tepper flair. I would recomm...
  • Barb
    Jun 29, 2010
    I don't really care if Sheri S. Tepper wrote a note to the mail carrier to let him/her know where to leave her mail, I would read it. Her grocery lists I know would fascinate me and I'm sure would provide access to her thought processes. So, this wasn't her best book, who cares? I enjo...
  • Laura
    Sep 25, 2010
    I read about 3/4 of it and put it down ... I felt the whole time like I *should* be liking it but I just never had any idea what was going on or why. It was just boring, which is sad because usually I love Tepper. ...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Nov 26, 2011
    My thoughts: This book was strange, but wondrous strange. But then all Tepper books I have read have been like that, she takes in things and turns into something utterly amazing and weird. First, yes it is book two, but book 1 does not have to be read to understand this book. The o...
  • David Hebblethwaite
    Apr 30, 2012
    Reviewed as part of the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist. The Waters Rising is a loose sequel to Sheri Tepper?s 1993 novel A Plague of Angels (the two books share a protagonist, but pretty much stand alone). In a distant future where, after collapse, society has reverted to a...
  • Kris
    Dec 28, 2010
    I stopped reading a couple of chapters from the end, because I wasn't enjoying the book and didn't even care how it ended or what happened to the characters. I've really loved many of Tepper's books, so this was very disappointing. ...
  • Kelly
    Jun 30, 2010
    Like my fellow FantasyLiterature.com reviewer, Ruth, I spent about a month trying to read The Waters Rising; and, like Ruth, I found it hard to concentrate on it for more than a few pages. I gave up when I realized I was now a month behind on everything else I wanted to read, and that ...
  • Heather
    May 07, 2014
    This book's great potential floundered hard, if you'll pardon the pun. This speculative-fiction blend of fantasy and science ultimately failed on every front, despite getting off to a strong start. Tepper often starts well, with strong characters, interesting plots, and really deliciou...
  • Andy Bird
    Sep 13, 2010
    Better than some of her more recent books, but still not quite up to her old standard. It started off quite frantic with a lot going on, loads of characters and scenario setting (often required in fantasy novels). The middle section was very good, very much old style Tepper. Near the e...
  • carol.
    Dec 02, 2010
    Similar to many Tepper books in themes of environmentalism, feminism/humanism, and very future consequences of modern society. Her extrapolations are always fascinating, and horrifically, seem somewhat possible. Occasionally The Waters Rising is heavy-handed in message, but I found it...
  • Kathy Davie
    Apr 01, 2014
    Second in the Plague of Angels dystopian fantasy series set in a possible future Earth. In 2012, The Waters Rising was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. My Take It's a story of war and collaboration between peoples and species set in a world that has lost ...
  • Autumn
    Dec 07, 2010
    Tepper is my favorite author. She doesn't ride on the coat tails of other author's book ideas, her created worlds are her own. How many authors can say that? Don't get me wrong, I have no problems with authors that take certain elements or inspirations from another book, but there are ...
  • Acetylcoa
    Feb 13, 2012
    In a world of talking animals and soul carriers, you find...machines. Yep, you can't ask for much else. Except the story would progress a few hundred hours better if the descriptions were surgically hacked down, with hate and critical spite, and if all those explanations were cut do...
  • Metaphorosis
    Jul 16, 2012
    The Waters Rising is good, but not Sherri Tepper's best work. It tells the story of Xulai, the soul carrier for a foreign princess, trying to get back home. It is set mostly in a post-apocalyptic America that is substantially covered by rising waters. Aside from the immediate adventure...
  • Jrubino
    Jul 03, 2019
    A mostly generic tale of neo-feudal futuristic landscape, talking animals (why?), and a mundane cast of characters The first 50 pages of this novel does nothing to grab my interest. It?s not bad, but simply a retread of ideas and style. ...
  • Leslie
    Aug 05, 2012
    Perhaps for someone who hasn't enjoyed the first book, A Plague of Angels, this would be a 3 star book. Both books have parts that are perhaps a tad preachy but since I tend to agree with the message being preached, it doesn't bother me. This book isn't quite as good as the first one b...
  • Terry
    Jan 10, 2018
    Sheri Tepper writes Science Fiction with a humanist touch. Her characters are usually facing some ethical issue or crisis that is cleverly woven with deft plotting and interesting characters. Always a enjoyable journey. ...
  • David Johnston
    Mar 10, 2017
    I started out kind of liking the pseudo-fantasy created by nano/bio technology. The problem is contained in the title. Where the heck is all that water coming from? We're getting to the end and the explanation for what's really going is all about how the land is all going to be submerg...
  • Fraser Sherman
    May 21, 2017
    I'm a huge admirer of Tepper's work, though it does get very heavy-handed on The Message at times. I never thought I'd give a book of hers such a low rating, but this it uber-tedious. It starts off well with two characters returning from an earlier book, but Tepper can't stop infodumpi...
  • Tim
    Sep 07, 2013
    Talking horse. Talking horse. Talking freaking horse. TALKING FREAKING IN A YOGHURT POT TALKING HORSE! In serious science fiction? NO! NO! NO! I paraphrase. Maybe even exaggerate slightly. But this is more or less how Grand Old Man of British SF Christopher Priest reacted to the inc...
  • Katie Bennett
    Sep 27, 2018
    Amazing book full of very thought provoking concepts. I related to the characters and had a very hard time putting it down. ...
  • Sharon J
    Jul 31, 2017
    Quitting at page 65. Normally Sheri W. Tepper is an engaging author, drags you into her stories very early on and has you up reading all night. Not so with this one. Too many characters, too soon, spending WAY too long setting up the backdrop for what will happen later (maybe). I ha...
  • Sarah
    Sep 02, 2019
    I consider mysleft to be a Sheri S Tepper fan. I loved Beauty, it was my favourite book for years, and I loved almost everything else I read of hers as well. I say this because I really wanted to love this book and I just coudn't. I thought it was me, that I was having trouble concentr...