WANDERER by Donald E. McQuinn


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 Sequel to Warrior (1990--not seen), McQuinn's fantasy/science- fiction hybrid saga of religious warfare set in a Pacific Northwest five hundred years after a nuclear and biological war. The struggle between the orthodox Church and the visionary Rose Priestess Sylah continues, the latter now aided by two survivors from our own times--the soldiers Tate and Conway, who have spent the intervening centuries in cryogenic sleep. McQuinn's huge, theologically dense yarn is dauntingly difficult for newcomers to approach, nor will they find much sympathy in his psychotic remnant populations caught up in a whirl of New Age barbarism and witchcraft. Presumably, however, Warrior fans will wish to investigate.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-345-37840-7
Page count: 560pp
Publisher: Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1993