Clash of Eagles

Clash of Eagles

Book - 2015
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"In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, a legion under the command of general Gaius Marcellinus invades the newly-discovered North American continent. But Marcellinus and his troops have woefully underestimated the fighting prowess of the Native American inhabitants. When Gaius is caught behind enemy lines and spared, he must reevaluate his allegiances and find a new place in this strange land"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780804177221
0804177228
Branch Call Number: SMALE A
Characteristics: 412 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 16, 2019

I respectfully disagree it was slow. It started running. Roman Empire fighting war against Mongol Empire? General wondered why Emperor wanted to expand to North America.
Novel reminded me of Kirk Mitchell & The Other time by Mack Renyolds with Dean Ing except former set in alternate modern time & latter a time travel to the past in Mexico.
Wildly original novel also reminded me of Cross Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski & Lest Darkness fall by L. Sprange De Camp. However, the protagonist bumbled along with making bricks, kiln, bronze, steel, wheel & wheelbarrow.
I went WTF on native American strategic technological surprise on Roman Legion
Had odd feeling Roman & Mongol Empire playing game of Risk.

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AlmadenAFS
Nov 08, 2015

Not bad but a slow read. Mind switches from past to present as names, places challenge actual history. If nothing else it will keep you guessing.

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Rumpel11
Sep 11, 2015

Noted with approval by Steve Mirsky in Scientific American's column "Anti-Gravity" (July, 2015)

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yo918
Jun 06, 2015

Personally, I love these "alternate history" novels, the "what if" fantasy. And this one is original if nothing else...a Roman soldier in Cahokia in a world where the Roman Empire is still going strong in the days just before real history saw Europeans begin their invasion of the American continent. Notice I didn't say "discovery"? Aren't I politically correct? Anyhow, all I will say is that this novel makes me really want to see the next installment in the series.

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