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D'Arc (The War With No Name)

Robert Repino

ISBN: 9781616956868

Published: May, 2017

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The startling saga of Mort(e) continues . . .

In the aftermath of the War With No Name, the Colony has been defeated, its queen lies dead, and the world left behind will never be the same. In her madness, the queen used a strange technology to uplift the surface animals, turning dogs and cats, bats and bears, ...

The startling saga of Mort(e) continues . . .

In the aftermath of the War With No Name, the Colony has been defeated, its queen lies dead, and the world left behind will never be the same. In her madness, the queen used a strange technology to uplift the surface animals, turning dogs and cats, bats and bears, pigs and wolves into intelligent, highly evolved creatures who rise up and kill their oppressors. And now, after years of bloodshed, these sentient beasts must learn to live alongside their sworn enemies—humans.

Far removed from this newly emerging civilization, a housecat turned war hero named Mort(e) lives a quiet life with the love he thought he had lost, a dog named Sheba. But before long, the chaos that they escaped comes crashing in around them. An unstoppable monster terrorizes a nearby settlement of beavers. A serial killer runs amok in the holy city of Hosanna. An apocalyptic cult threatens the fragile peace. And a mysterious race of amphibious creatures rises from the seas, intent on fulfilling the Colony’s destiny and ridding the earth of all humans. No longer able to run away, Sheba and Mort(e) rush headlong into the conflict, ready to fight but unprepared for a world that seems hell-bent on tearing them apart. In the twilight of all life on earth, love survives, but at a cost that only the desperate and the reckless are willing to pay.

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“"From Cordwainer Smith's Underpeople to David Brin's Uplifted dolphins; from Puss in Boots to Brian Jacques's Redwall, science fiction and fantasy are replete with sentient beasts, some more humanized than others. But there has never been another series with quite the punch and heft of Robert Repino's War With No Name saga. Its visceral palpability, hypnotic fatedness, and emotional gravitas make it the War and Peace of beast fables. The latest installment, D'Arc, carries forward the future history of this posthuman world with searing action, unexpected twists and brilliant new characters. Think Margaret Atwood crossed with Robert Stone, and you are maybe halfway to Repino's virtues." ”
—Paul Di Filippo, author of Lost Among the Stars, Ribofunk and A Mouthful of Tongues, among others
“Think The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with advanced weaponry. Charlotte's Web, with armed combat. The Wind in the Willows, with machetes. D'Arc is all this and way more besides. Weaving together threads from dozens of ideas, Robert Repino tops his Mort(e) with an epic allegory at once strange, frightening, funny, and altogether remarkable. Repino's dog, cat, and beaver soldiers are nakedly real, as honest as any characters in modern fiction. As horrible as it may sound, may The War With No Name never end.”
“This follow-up to Mort(e) finds Repino’s humanized animals learning to navigate a new world as they work alongside humans, mourn their past, and deal with intricate emotions, pleasing old and new readers alike.”
—Library Journal on D'Arc