By Stephen Baxter
Retail ePub ~ ebook 2 of four within the sequence Time's Tapestry: another background Epic
The moment novel in an exciting alternate-history series-from nationwide bestselling writer Stephen Baxter.
Three centuries have handed because Rome fell, because the Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is within the arms of a tender lady, the final surviving family member who acquired The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy one of the priests at the isle of Lindisfarne-until the Vikings come, intentionally destroying the ultimate copies of the scroll. however it is still in her reminiscence, and while William of Normandy, who background will name the Conqueror, rises to strength, once again the destiny of the land rests on activities encouraged through these age-old words.
But as time passes, reminiscence of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled lady struggles to appreciate her historical past earlier than all wisdom of the longer term could be misplaced to the previous.
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