Legion of Videssos and Swords of the Legion (Videssos Cycle, Book 2)

Legion of Videssos and Swords of the Legion (Videssos Cycle, Book 2)

Harry Turtledove


The vintage delusion sequence from “one of alternative-history’s stalwarts” (The New Yorker) keeps within the experience of a lifetime.
 
Harry Turtledove’s extraordinary re-imaginings of significant global occasions have overjoyed lovers for many years, yet he first captured readers’ realization with the Videssos Cycle, a distinct mix of delusion and speculative background. during this two-book quantity, a Roman legion, thrown into one other international, fights its means via sorcery, intrigue, and epic conflict.
 
THE LEGION OF VIDESSOS
 
because the legion was once mysteriously transported to this magical realm, Roman army tribune Marcus Aemilius Scaurus has valiantly served the rulers of the war-torn urban of Videssos. in spite of the fact that, Fortune is a fickle goddess. Returning in triumph after defeating a well-entrenched military of insurgent mercenaries, Marcus is betrayed by means of a pal, seized as a traitor, and dragged earlier than the Emperor. just one individual are able to retailer him: the Emperor’s niece. yet consorting together with her may lead to exile . . . or worse.
 
SWORDS OF THE LEGION
 
As prisoner of the Emperor, Marcus Scaurus is in a determined scenario. He stands condemned for treason, until he can reclaim a insurgent province from a enthusiast usurper—without assistance from his Romans. Now, with only one centurion via his facet, Marcus units out to once more do the most unlikely. quickly the fates conspire opposed to the boys, riding them towards the torture chambers of an evil, deathless wizard-prince. yet an audacious final wish rallies at the back of them—the infantrymen of the legion are at the march.

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