By Alan Smale
Perfect for enthusiasts of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale's gripping trade background sequence imagines a global during which the Roman Empire has survived lengthy adequate to invade North the US in 1218. Now the beautiful tale contains hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the tradition of a rare people-whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity perpetually switch his lifestyles and destiny.
In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to overcome North the United States and turning it right into a Roman province. yet outdoors the partitions of the nice urban of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the one one spared. within the months and years that persist with, Marcellinus involves see North the United States as his domestic and the Cahokians as his family. He vows to guard those proud humans from any risk, Roman or native.
After effectively repelling an invasion by means of the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes susceptible and fractured North the USA won't stand an opportunity opposed to the returning Roman military. Worse, rival factions from inside of threaten to rip Cahokia aside simply whilst it has to be such a lot united and powerful. Marcellinus is set to save lots of the civilization that has come to intend extra to him than the empire he as soon as served. yet to outlive the swords of Roma, he first needs to stay away from one other Iroqua assault and convey Cahokia jointly. merely with the hearts and souls of a country at his again can Marcellinus desire to understand triumph.
Advance compliment for Eagle in Exile
"[Eagle in Exile] has the speed and scope of a Michener or Uris epic. . . . Smale's motion scenes cut back throughout web page after web page, excessive and bloody. . . . seize your dagger and sword, for the conflict continues."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for Alan Smale's Clash of Eagles
"Epic, bloody, and highly imaginative."-John Birmingham, writer of the Dave vs. the Monsters series
"Epic in its sweep, interesting in its narrative, and eyeball-kick-sharp in its details."-Nancy Kress, Nebula and Hugo award-winning writer of Beggars in Spain
"Authoritatively researched and compellingly informed, Clash of Eagles is a latest masterpiece of what-if speculation."-Stephen Baxter, Philip okay. Dick Award–winning writer of The Time Ships
"Alan Smale has performed awesome paintings with the world-building in Clash of Eagles. but what follows is greater than a customary clash-of-cultures yarn, for there are different forces in play during this exchange North the USA. Can the decision and ingenuity of 1 guy switch the destiny of a continent? I'm desirous to locate out."-Harry Turtledove, New York Times bestselling writer of How Few Remain
"Just while it kind of feels there's not anything new in [alternate] background comes this debut."-Library Journal (starred review)
"Intriguingly original."-Kirkus Reviews
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Author Description: Francis Edward Wintle, top identified less than his pen identify Edward Rutherfurd, used to be born within the cathedral urban of Salisbury. proficient in the community, and on the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he labored in political learn, bookselling and publishing. After a variety of makes an attempt to jot down books and performs, he eventually deserted his occupation within the booklet exchange in 1983, and again to his formative years domestic to put in writing SARUM, a old novel with a ten-thousand yr tale, set within the sector round the old monument of Stonehenge, and Salisbury. 4 years later, while the booklet was once released, it turned an fast foreign bestseller, last 23 weeks at the manhattan occasions Bestseller record. considering the fact that then he has written 5 extra bestsellers: RUSSKA, a singular of Russia; LONDON; THE woodland, set in England's New wooded area which lies nearby Sarum, and novels which conceal the tale of eire from the time prior to Saint Patrick to the 20th century. His books were translated into twenty languages.
Edward has lived in London, ny, New Hampshire and eire. He at the moment divides his time among New England and Europe. He has children.
Edward Rutherfurd is a lifestyles Member of the buddies of Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Civic Society, and the chums of Chawton condominium, that's positioned in Jane Austen's village and devoted to the examine of girls writers. he's additionally a customer of the nationwide Theatre of eire (the Abbey Theatre) in Dublin.
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