By S. M. Stirling
Against the Tide of Years keeps the adventures of the Nantucket citizens who've been transported via time to the Bronze Age. within the years for the reason that their arrival, the fledging Republic of Nantucket has striven to higher the primitive global within which they now exist. Their best issues are developing a structure and dealing with the waves of immigrants from the British Isles. yet a renegade time vacationer plans his personal destiny through forging an empire for himself according to conquest via glossy expertise. The Republic has no replacement yet to stand the inevitable struggle caused by one in all their own....
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The sudden brightness gleamed off spearheads, ax-heads, swordguards, shield bosses, where weapons rested near the entry. Men, crowding the great room, grew still and watchful, as did the womenwho had been bringing them horns of ale. Whoo-oo said the wind, a noise as cold as itself. Hathawulf and Solbern trod through. Their mother Ulrica strode between them, and the look upon her face was no less terrible than the look on theirs. The three of them halted for a heartbeat or two, a long time for those who awaited their word.
On your calendar, remember, you've years to go before you're established. Why delay? Seek the house of Zakar-baal and report to the Zorachs. " For my part… well, it'll take me a few days yet to wind up my stay at the palace in graceful and plausible fashion. Meanwhile, Bronwen and I -Everard sighed, with a wistfulness of his own. Pum was gone. Feet flying, kaftan flapping, the purple wharf rat sped to the destiny he would make for himself. THE SORROW OF ODIN THE GOTH. ' " –William Morris,Sigurd the Volsung 372 Wind gusted out of twilight as the door opened.
Everard paid him in beads, after desultory haggling. Foot traffic swarmed and babbled up and down the street on which the shop intruded, but at this hour men were generally busied. They'd relax here, those who could afford to, when cooling shadows had fallen between the walls. Everard sipped the thin, sour drink and grimaced. D. Beer was worse. No matter. "Speak, son," he said. "And you needn't waste breath or time calling me the radiance of the universe and offering to lie down for me to wipe my feet on.
Against the Tide of Years (The Change, Book 2; Nantucket, Book 2) by S. M. Stirling