“STIRLING HAS SURPASSED HIS PREVIOUS WORK,” raved Science Fiction Chronicle of his bestselling novel Island in the Sea of Time, and George R. R. Martin hailed it as “an utterly engaging account of what happens when the isle of Nantucket is whisked back into the Bronze Age.” Now, the adventure continues...
In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to recreate the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a twentieth-century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own game: war.
Awesome book, reading it right now in print. Not your typical "we're lost in time, not what are we going to do?" It's got wars, betrayals, conquering of ancient cultures, sex and everything else that comes along with dumping a bunch of 21st century people into the 13th century. It's raw and dirty and he's not afraid to cover the ugly details.
Politically correct tripe
The author's slavish dedication to political correctness taints the whole story. Strained portraits of unrealistic heroines result in one huge plot hole. Preachy garbage.
Excellent book. Couldn't put it down, very engrossing tale. Read the 1st book to get started. unique storyline.