Eagle in Exile

Eagle in Exile

A Clash of the Eagles Novel

Book - 2016
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Alan Smale's gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people--whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny. In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to conquer North America and turning it into a Roman province. But outside the walls of the great city of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the only one spared. In the months and years that follow, Marcellinus comes to see North America as his home and the Cahokians as his kin. He vows to defend these proud people from any threat, Roman or native. After successfully repelling an invasion by the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes that a weak and fractured North America won't stand a chance against the returning Roman army. Worse, rival factions from within threaten to tear Cahokia apart just when it needs to be most united and strong. Marcellinus is determined to save the civilization that has come to mean more to him than the empire he once served. But to survive the swords of Roma, he first must avert another Iroqua attack and bring the Cahokia together. Only with the hearts and souls of a nation at his back can Marcellinus hope to know triumph.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804177245
0804177244
Branch Call Number: SCIFI SMALE...A
Characteristics: 556 pages : map ; 25 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 16, 2019

Ah, yes. Involuntary road trip in America via longboat.
Series starting to be like Game of Thrones.
Mongol pissed off because Roman got European Russia & Khwarrezm & resisted the hordes. Ditto India? So Mongol went squirrelly.
Should have realized something was up with Roman Emperor with elite army ,but not looking for revenge & not interested in conquering Mexico like Cortes.

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 17, 2019

"Strong on tactics, weak on strategy. Not a general of long term vision."
Roman General on protagonist.

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