Empress of Eternity
by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Cover Artist: Daniel Dociu
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765326645
Date: 09 November 2010 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
On a far future and very different Earth, civilizations rise and fall. During three different epochs, pivotal points are reached and the fate of each civilization rests on a few researchers. The climates of each time are at crisis points. Each period has different technology and societal norms. The story progresses mostly by cycling through each time in turn. From official release/information:
Product Description: In the far future, an indestructible and massive canal more than 2,000 miles long spans the mid-continent of Earth. Nothing can mar it, move it, or affect it in any fashion. At its western end, where it meets the sea, is an equally indestructible structure comprising three levels of seemingly empty chambers.
(Source: Tor Books)