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On an alternate Earth irrevocably transformed by a violent spray of comets in the 1870s, the planet is controlled by two superpowers--the British Empire and Russia--who appear to be heading for a deadly showdown, unless superspy Captain Alfred King can stop it. By the author of On the Oceans of Eternity.
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"A wonderfully evocative adventure, told by an absolute master."--Mike Resnick
"Stirling set up his world superbly....It has color, vibrancy, and boldness."--Santa Fe New Mexican
"An irresistible read."--Booklist
"A remarkable alternate history."--Library Journal
"Splendidly detailed world building...with state-of-the-art-action."--Roland Green
"Aimed at readers who thrill to King, Empire, and the fluttering Union Jack...a nifty premise."--Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
S. M. Stirling is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change (including Prince of Outcasts, The Desert and the Blade, The Golden Princess, The Given Sacrifice, Lord of Mountains) and the Shadowspawn series (A Taint in the Blood, The Council of Shadows, Shadows of Falling Night).
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