This is the second book in S.M. Stirling's Change series. I enjoyed it, but I did not like it as much as I did "Dies The Fire" (first book in the series).Part of the problem was the shifts in date and perspective. Even though they were clearly delineated in chapter sub-heads, it was not until more than halfway through the book that Stirling let the reader know that the incidents were being related during a group conversation. Once that happened, it made much more sense.This book takes place nine years after the first one, and it is interesting to see how the characters have grown, developed, and adjusted to a world where modern technology has been rendered useless.I have just started the third book in the series and am looking forward to seeing what happens next.