By Alan Smale
Perfect for lovers of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale's gripping trade historical past sequence imagines an international within which the Roman Empire has survived lengthy adequate to invade North the United States in 1218. Now the lovely tale incorporates hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the tradition of a unprecedented people-whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity without end switch his existence and destiny.
In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to beat North the United States and turning it right into a Roman province. yet open air 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 USA as his domestic and the Cahokians as his relatives. He vows to protect those proud humans from any probability, Roman or native.
After effectively repelling an invasion through the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes vulnerable and fractured North the US won't stand an opportunity opposed to the returning Roman military. Worse, rival factions from inside threaten to rip Cahokia aside simply while it should be such a lot united and robust. Marcellinus is set to avoid wasting 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 produce Cahokia jointly. basically with the hearts and souls of a kingdom at his again can Marcellinus wish to understand triumph.
Advance compliment for Eagle in Exile
"[Eagle in Exile] has the velocity and scope of a Michener or Uris epic. . . . Smale's motion scenes curb 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 advised, Clash of Eagles is a contemporary masterpiece of what-if speculation."-Stephen Baxter, Philip ok. Dick Award–winning writer of The Time Ships
"Alan Smale has performed outstanding paintings with the world-building in Clash of Eagles. but what follows is greater than a regular clash-of-cultures yarn, for there are different forces in play during this exchange North the USA. Can the choice and ingenuity of 1 guy swap the destiny of a continent? I'm wanting to locate out."-Harry Turtledove, New York Times bestselling writer of How Few Remain
"Just while it sort of feels there's not anything new in [alternate] historical past comes this debut."-Library Journal (starred review)
"Intriguingly original."-Kirkus Reviews
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Eagle in Exile (Clash of Eagles, Book 2) by Alan Smale