By Alan Smale
Perfect for fanatics of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale’s gripping trade historical past sequence imagines a global during which the Roman Empire has survived lengthy adequate to invade North the USA 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 existence and destiny.
In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to overcome North the US and turning it right into a Roman province. yet outdoors the partitions of the good urban of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the single one spared. within the months and years that stick with, Marcellinus involves see North the USA as his domestic and the Cahokians as his family. He vows to guard those proud humans from any danger, Roman or native.
After effectively repelling an invasion by means of the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes susceptible and fractured North the United States 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 so much united and powerful. Marcellinus is decided 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. basically with the hearts and souls of a country at his again can Marcellinus wish to grasp triumph.
Praise for Alan Smale and Eagle in Exile
“In Alan Smale, speculative fiction has been dealt a profitable hand. half historian, half anthropologist, half scientist, Smale is a Renaissance guy with a storyteller’s reward for letting tireless learn tell the narrative with out overwhelming it. Smale entertains, educates, and enraptures.”—Myke Cole, writer of Javelin Rain
“[Eagle in Exile] has the speed and scope of a Michener or Uris epic. . . . Smale’s motion scenes cut down throughout web page after web page, extreme and bloody. . . . seize your dagger and sword, for the conflict continues.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Warfare, political clash, relatives strife—these are all provided in an epic scope the place any choice or fallacious circulation can perpetually switch society.”—Tech Times
“Thoroughly plausible . . . Marcellinus is a classy guy, a hero we will be able to all get behind.”—Historical Novels Review
From the Hardcover edition.