By Alan Smale
Ever hungry for land and gold, the Emperor has despatched Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the thirty third Roman Legion into the newly stumbled on lands of North the USA. Marcellinus and his males anticipate effortless victory over the local population, yet at the shorelines of an enormous river the Legion clashes with a different civilization armed with guns and methods no Roman has ever imagined.
pressured to monitor his vaunted strength massacred via a shockingly tenacious enemy, Marcellinus is spared through his captors and stored alive for his army wisdom. As he recovers and learns extra approximately those proud humans, he can’t aid yet be drawn into their society, forming an uneasy friendship with the denizens of the city-state of Cahokia. yet threats—both Roman and Native—promise to assail his newfound kinfolk, and Marcellinus will fight to maintain the peace whereas the remainder of the continent surges towards yes conflict.
Praise for Clash of Eagles
“That rarest and better of substitute histories: the single you believe, the one who is smart. Alan Smale has a storyteller’s aptitude for personality, and offers an ensemble forged with a intensity of aspect of which George R. R. Martin could approve. it really works as a singular, as historic hypothesis, and as cultural extrapolation. yet its genuine price is singular: It’s a ripping sturdy yarn, and one who will preserve you studying gone your bedtime.”—Myke Cole, award-winning writer of the Shadow Ops series
“Just whilst it sort of feels there's not anything new in [alternate] heritage comes this debut.”—Library magazine (starred review)
“An intriguingly unique exchange history.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[Smale] breathes existence into the recent global civilizations and gives up a compelling view of what may have occurred had those continents collided. . . . i discovered the hot international of 1218 advert fascinating.”—Historical Novels Review
“Authoritatively researched, compellingly instructed, and with enjoyable echoes of L. Sprague de Camp, Clash of Eagles is a contemporary masterpiece of what-if speculation.”—Stephen Baxter, Philip okay. Dick Award–winning writer of The Time Ships
“Smale has performed awesome paintings with the worldbuilding in Clash of Eagles, dropping the only Roman survivor of a bloodbath into the complicated civilization of the Cahokian local american citizens within the 13th century.”—Harry Turtledove, New York Times bestselling writer of How Few Remain
“My favourite form of trade historical past: epic, bloody, and highly imaginative.”—John Birmingham, writer of Without Warning
“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
“The first booklet of Alan Smale’s trilogy introduces the sequence with a lightning bolt. Bracketed among breathtaking and meticulously strategized battles is a delicate evocation of a misplaced tradition, an act of literary archeology like no different I’ve read.”—James Patrick Kelly, Nebula Award–winning writer of Burn
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