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by Paul O. Williams


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Paul O. Williams's fascinating and optimistic vision of an America long after a series of cataclysmic events has enthralled readers . From my first reading of Paul Williams' Pelbar Cycle 10 years ago I find myself going back to one or another book in the series because they speak to my life.

Paul O. Williams's fascinating and optimistic vision of an America long after a series of cataclysmic events has enthralled readers for decades. There is much singing going on in the world unheard by the ears.

The Song of the Axe: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Six (Beyond Armageddon) (Bk. 6) by Paul O. Williams . I already own the first 5 books, and I actually had book 6 but lost it somewhere so I bought a replacement and was happy to learn there was a seventh book

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). I already own the first 5 books, and I actually had book 6 but lost it somewhere so I bought a replacement and was happy to learn there was a seventh book. It's a series about a post-apocalyptic United States where the survivors have reverted back to bows & arrows and grouped into tribes. Each of the books takes some different characters through their adventures to rebuild civilization and re-unite the peoples.

The Song of the Axe: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Six (Beyond Armageddon) (B.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). In addition to the Pelbar series, Paul O. Williams's (1935-2009) works include The Man from Far Cloud, Outside Robins Sing: Selected Haiku, The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics, and several other books. Series: Beyond Armageddon (Book 4). Paperback: 216 pages. Publisher: Bison Books (October 1, 2005).

Unlike the previous books, the focus of this book is not on Stel and his family and the cities of Pelbar. The focus is instead on one of their allies, Tor the Axeman. Civilization is coming to the area around Pelbar, but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of adventure to be found. Karlstar, March 25, 2009. Electrode, Comp-505166034, ralus-5, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-29. 2, f770, 578d683b476, Generated: Sat, 03 Aug 2019 12:56:21 GMT.

Book in the The Pelbar Cycle Series). The Dome in the Forest: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Three (Beyond Armageddon). com User, March 14, 2004. The Song of the Axe" is book six (of seven) in Paul O. Williams' "The Pelbar Cycle. Select Format: Paperback. The Fall of the Shell: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Four (Beyond Armageddon). Unlike the others in the series, in this volume Stel Westrun is not the main character, but merely a minor one, as this is the story of Tor, one of the last "Axemen" of the Shumai tribe, and his nephew Tristal.

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This is the sixth book in the series of post-apocalyptic novels about the people of Pelbar. Country of Publication.

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Twenty years after the great battle at Northwall, the disparate warring tribes are moving toward a peaceful unity for the first time since before the Time of the Fire. With the comfort of peace, the running bands of nomadic Shumai Axemen are settling down and forgoing their traditional ways. So Tor, last of the great Shumai Axemen, takes his nephew Tristal on a last run to teach the boy the Way of the Axeman. But Tristal will have to survive deadly encounters, endure a seductive captivity, and even suffer enslavement before he learns that there is more to the Axeman's skill than just a sound arm and a handy opponent. The Song of the Axe is the sixth book in the classic series of postapocalyptic novels about the people of Pelbar. Paul O. Williams's fascinating and optimistic vision of an America long after a series of cataclysmic events has enthralled readers for decades.

Comments: (7)

Inabel
I read these when they first came out, and they are still just as good. With so much junk getting five star reviews, it's amazing that this series goes unnoticed. Maybe 250 pages is a "novella" these days?

In this book, Tor, who is one of the last of the great Axemen, takes his reluctant nephew exploring new lands before the nephew gets too civilized and forgets the old ways of his people. On the way, they meet new groups of people who are still isolated after the holocaust. As with prior books, these peoples are all fragments of what used to be "us", so it's interesting to see what the new peoples believe, what they have been able to salvage from the past, and how open they are to strangers and new ideas.

As usual, Paul O. Williams creates interesting possibilities about what would happen if the U.S.A. lost all the technology we take for granted and then 1,000 years had passed. He uses different cultures in the book to represent "factions" within our current society. As the series progresses, the peoples in touch with each other can start rebuilding a broader society that can use the strengths of each people. This book is at the end of the series starting with The Breaking of Northwall: The Pelbar Cycle, Book One (Beyond Armageddon), so be sure to start with that one.
Grinin
P.O. Williams takes Tor and Tristal the rest of the way to the west coast via Canada. More that any other book in the Pelbar series this one is a perfect tale of generational differences. Tristal has of course grown up in the 'new' world and Tor is a left over from the old one. While journeying, Tor only wants to bring his world to Tristal. One that Tristal can't understand or accept. Self growth and finally his inability to lean on Tor in the end gives him the insight that losing the old world would be as bad as accepting the new one.
Original
I have loved reading these books from when I was a kid. I cannot go a few years without reading the entire series again.
Seevinev
I love this series because it presents a post-apocalyptic vision that does not shy away from the danger and depredation but also does not let go of hope. Love the re-imagining of the American West, too.
Bu
"The Song of the Axe" is book six (of seven) in Paul O. Williams' "The Pelbar Cycle."
Unlike the others in the series, in this volume Stel Westrun is not the main character, but merely a minor one, as this is the story of Tor, one of the last "Axemen" of the Shumai tribe, and his nephew Tristal. Although the position of axeman, leader of one of the hunting bands of the Shumai, is fading as the new peace of the Heart River Federation causes them to move away from hunting and gathering toward a more agricultural lifestyle, Tor hopes to teach Tristal the principles of leadership once essential to the title. In spite of having lost his hand in the opening of the Dome of the ancients (see "The Dome in the Forest," book three in the series), Tor is still a warrior, but he has become both more introspective and more aware of the bigger picture of the land that is once more being reunited after being shattered by the "Time of Fire" a thousand years before. He leads Tristal on a quest toward a seemingly trivial objective, to see the walls of ice to the northwest described by a group of wanderers they had met a few years earlier, but in the process he is hoping to pass on the ability to listen to the subtleties of life around him that makes an axeman a great leader, because he sees in Tristal the potential to bridge the gap between the old ways and the new.
Successfully making their way to the glaciers, and beyond them to the "Shining Sea of the West" (that Stel had set out to see but never reached in book two, "The Ends of the Circle"), Tor and Tristal sometimes find their master/student relationship more troublesome than the hostile peoples they encounter on the way. Indeed, it takes something unexpected in the usual "coming of age" quest before Tristal finds the Axeman in himself.

From the back cover:
"Spring - and Civilization - were bringing new life to the valley of the Heart River. But the Old Ways of Urstadge's nomads were dying.

So Tor, last of the great Shumai Axemen, took his nephew Tristal on a last run to teach the boy the Way of the Axeman.

But TristaI would have to survive deadly encounters, endure a seductive captivity, and even suffer enslavement before he learned that there was more to the Axeman's skill than just a sound arm and a handy opponent."
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Great series. I already own the first 5 books, and I actually had book 6 but lost it somewhere so I bought this replacement. It's a series about a post-apocalyptic United States where the survivors have reverted back to bows & arrows and grouped into tribes. Each of the books takes some different characters through their adventures to rebuild civilization and re-unite the peoples.

This book mainly covers Tor and his son Tristal as they venture northwest and encounter people that live along the glaciers that have once again covered the area formerly known as Canada.
Sardleem
A great book in a great series. As another reviewer said this series should be required reading in high schools.
The Song of the Axe: The Pelbar Cycle, Book Six (Beyond Armageddon) (Bk. 6) download epub
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Author: Paul O. Williams
ISBN: 0803298463
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Bison Books (May 1, 2006)
Pages: 250 pages