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Clash of eagles : book 1 of the Hesperian trilogy
Clash of eagles : book 1 of the Hesperian trilogy
Smale, Alan2015
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This alternative history imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has not fallen and the North American continent has just been discovered. In the year 1218 AD, transported by Norse longboats, a Roman legion crosses the great ocean, enters an endless wilderness, and faces a cataclysmic clash of warriors, worlds, and gods. Ever hungry for land and gold, the Emperor has sent Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the 33rd Roman Legion into the newly discovered lands of North America. Marcellinus and his men expect easy victory over the native inhabitants, but on the shores of a vast river the Legion clashes with a unique civilization armed with weapons and strategies no Roman has ever imagined. Forced to watch his vaunted force massacred by a surprisingly tenacious enemy, Marcellinus is spared by his captors and kept alive for his military knowledge. As he recovers and learns more about these proud people, he can't help but be drawn into their society, forming an uneasy friendship with the denizens of the city-state of Cahokia. But threats -- both Roman and Native--promise to assail his newfound kin, and Marcellinus will struggle to keep the peace while the rest of the continent surges toward certain conflict.
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Imprint:
London : Titan Books, 2015.
Collation:
399 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399)
ISBN:
97817832940229781783294039
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionSMALAvailable
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