Friday, October 7, 2016

Book review: Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale

Year published: 2015
Date I finished reading: Jan 15, 2016
Genre: Science fiction
Rating:  A
Review: What if Rome never fell?  And what if Rome "discovered" the new world? Those are the premises behind Clash of Eagles by Alan Smale.

It's about the year 1200 in the calendar of the "Christ risen" (one of several calendars in use in Imperial Rome) and the Romans have sent a legion across the great ocean to Nova Hesperia. to explore and, most of all to find gold. They meet (and fight) with several tribes, and their leader becomes part of the Cahokia, who live in the middle ranges of the Mizipi river.

I don't usually like alternative history that much, but this was intriguing and enthralling from the first page. Great stuff.

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