Synopses & Reviews
TIME TRAVEL ALTERNATE HISTORY FROM A MASTER.
A new tale of time-displaced persons fighting for their lives in the ancient world, from 1632 and Boundary series creator Eric Flint.
It's been more than a year since the cruise ship Queen of the Sea was transported in time and space to the ancient Mediterranean not long after the death of Alexander the Great.
Captain Lars Floden and the other "Ship People" are trying to plant the seeds of modern civilization. It's not an easy task, to put it mildly, even if they have a tacit alliance with the co-regents of Alexander's empire, his widow Roxane, and Eurydice, the wife of his half-brother.
For they have plenty of enemies, too. Cassander is using every foul means available to turn Macedonia and Greece into his own empire. The brutal general Antigonus One-Eye is doing the same in Mesopotamia. And Ptolemy, the cleverest of them all, is expanding his Egyptian realm to the Red Sea.
Things aren't any easier in the colony that passengers from the cruise ship founded on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. President Allen Wiley is trying to build a twenty-first century democratic nation, but the people he has to work with aren't the most suitable for the task: oldsters from the future, local tribesmen, and third-century BCE immigrants from Europe and Africa.
War, religious strife, assassinations, espionage, poisonings and other murders--and a fair amount of love, too--all mix together with the Ship People's knowledge from the 21st century to form a new weaving of the fates. Hopefully, that will lead to a bright new future. If it doesn't kill everyone first.
About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Series:
"This alternate history series is . . . a landmark . . ." --Booklist
" Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians." --Booklist
". . . reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis . . ." --Publishers Weekly