McDevitt, Jack Eternity Road

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The Roadmakers left only ruins behind -- but what magnificent ruins Their concrete highways still cross the continent. Their cups, combs and jewelry are found in every Illyrian home. They left behind a legend, too -- a hidden sanctuary called Haven, where even now the secrets of their civilization might still be found. Chaka's brother was one of those who sought to find Haven and never returned. But now Chaka has inherited a rare Roadmaker artifact -- a book called "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" -- which has inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Gathering an unlikely band of companions around her, Chaka embarks upon a journey where she will encounter bloodthirsty rirver pirates, electronic ghosts who mourn their lost civilization and machines that skim over the ground and air. Ultimately, the group will learn the truth about their own mysterious past.

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‘Magnificent vision’
Locus

‘Splendid. Not since Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama has the discovery of artifacts been treated so skilfully’
Baltimore Sun

‘Nail-biting tension… An incredible and memorable climax… This is what sf should be all about… .The best book I’ve read all year’
SFX

‘The big-vision, large-scale novel McDevitt’s readers have been waiting for’
Publishers Weekly

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In the far, far future, the 20th century is ancient history.
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Their archaeologists call us the Roadmakers, and believe us to be a civilization who found mythical significance in tarmac…They argue and conjecture over artefacts like the strange metal cans with the letters 'Pepsi' inscribed on both sides…And when they uncover an ancient book – a copy of Mark Twain’s 'A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur' – they wonder at the values and traditions of our society.

Chaka is obsessed by the lost race of Roadmakers: her brother vanished on an expedition to research them. He went looking for Haven, the sanctuary to which the Roadmakers fled when plague savaged their world. But Haven is a myth, so the scholars say, a tale created by poets. Chaka has other ideas and she sets out with a motley crew of amateur explorers to prove them wrong…

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