Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale's gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people--whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny.
In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to conquer North America and turning it into a Roman province. But outside the walls of the great city of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the only one spared. In the months and years that follow, Marcellinus comes to see North America as his home and the Cahokians as his kin. He vows to defend these proud people from any threat, Roman or native.
"In Alan Smale, speculative fiction has been dealt a winning hand. Part historian, part anthropologist, part scientist, Smale is a Renaissance man with a storyteller's gift for letting tireless research inform the narrative without overwhelming it. Smale entertains, educates, and enraptures."--Myke Cole, author of Javelin Rain
" Eagle in Exile] has the pace and scope of a Michener or Uris epic. . . . Smale's action scenes slash across page after page, intense and bloody. . . . Grab your dagger and sword, for the battle continues."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Warfare, political conflict, family strife--these are all presented in an epic scope where any decision or wrong move can forever change society."--Tech Times
"Thoroughly believable . . . Marcellinus is a complicated man, a hero we can all get behind."--Historical Novels Review
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- ISBN-13: 9781101885314
- ISBN-10: 1101885319
- Publisher: Del Rey Books
- Publish Date: August 2016
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.2 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
- Page Count: 624