By Harry Turtledove
In the 21st-century country of Versailles, the roads are bad and Paris is a grimy little city. Serfdom and slavery are either universal, and nobody thinks that is improper. Why may still they? most folks spend their lives doing backbreaking farm paintings anyway.
But teenaged Khadija, daughter of a filthy rich kin of Moorish company visitors, is unfazed. that is simply because Khadija is de facto Annette Klein from 21st-century California, and her entire relations are mystery brokers of Crosstime site visitors, buying and selling for commodities to ship again to our personal timeline. Now it is time for Annette and her relatives to move domestic for the beginning of one other college 12 months, so that they sign up for a pack teach sure for his or her domestic base in Marseilles, the place the crosstime portal is hidden.
Then bandits assault whereas they're crossing the Pyrenees. Annette/Khadija is separated from her mom and dad and knocked out, and wakes as much as locate herself a captive in a caravan of slaves being taken to the markets within the south. She's in a good spot.
Then the fairly frightening factor occurs: her dealers take her, besides different newly bought slaves, to an unofficial crosstime portal…leaving open the query of even if Crosstime site visitors will ever be capable to get well her! Harry Turtledove's In excessive locations is the 3rd publication during this parallel experience series.
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