Synopses & Reviews
Inscribed in Latin, The Prophecy has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power... It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother's belief in The Prophecy and sides with the conquering Roman legions. For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives-as does the family that contributed to Rome's reign over the island with the construction of Emperor Hadrian's Wall and the protection of Emperor Constantine from a coup d'A1/2tat, And even when the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, The Prophecy remains. For those capable of deciphering its signs and portents, the future of Earth is in their hands
BAXTER AT HIS BEST.
A multi-generational story of how an idea can permeate time and change the parameters of human existence.
A vividly convincing picture of a past world.
The first novel in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed Time's Tapestry series.
EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION laced with a science fiction premise...a vividly convincing picture of a past world. SFX
It is The Prophecy. Inscribed in Latin, the ancient scroll has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power. It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother s belief in The Prophecy and sides with the conquering Roman legions.
For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives, as does the family while Rome rules over the island. But loyalties are torn when Constantine, most powerful Emperor of them all, comes to Britannia.
And even as the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, the Prophecy is renewed a message from an unknowable future promisingthe world to those who can decipher its cryptic words..."
Set during the days when the Romans conquered the Celts, this first volume in a four-book series is an alternate historical epic about The Prophecy. For those capable of decipering its signs and portents, the future of Earth is in their hands.
A Celtic noble betrays his people and sides with the conquering Roman legionsall because of a prophecy that reveals secrets about the world that is to come, guiding those who hold it to wealth and power.
About the Author
Stephen Baxter was born in Liverpool, England, in 1957. He holds degrees in mathematics, from Cambridge University; engineering, from Southampton University; and business administration, from Henley Management College. He's a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
His first professionally published short story appeared in 1987. He has been a full-time author since 1995 and is currently Vice-President of the British Science Fiction Association.
His science fiction novels have been published in the UK, the US, and in many other countries including Germany, Japan, France. His books have won several awards including the Philip K Dick Award, the John Campbell Memorial Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany) and the Seiun Award (Japan) and have been nominated for several others, including the Arthur C Clarke Award, the Hugo Award and Locus awards. He has also published over 100 sf short stories, several of which have won prizes. He can be found at stephen-baxter.com.