By Stephen Baxter
Retail ePub ~ ebook 2 of four within the sequence Time's Tapestry: an alternative background Epic
The moment novel in an exhilarating alternate-history series-from nationwide bestselling writer Stephen Baxter.
Three centuries have handed for the reason that Rome fell, because the Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is within the arms of a tender woman, 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 heritage will name the Conqueror, rises to energy, once again the destiny of the land rests on activities encouraged via these age-old words.
But as time passes, reminiscence of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled woman struggles to appreciate her historical past earlier than all wisdom of the long run should be misplaced to the previous.
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Jacqui asked, jarring Caitlyn out of her thoughts. ” They’d come to Caitlyn’s street. She hadn’t heard a word either of her friends had said for the past fifteen minutes. “Someone’s lost in romantic daydreams,” Jacqui said. ” Sarah and Jacqui laughed and waved good-bye. “See ya,” Sarah said. “Yeah. ” Caitlyn walked the last half mile alone, her thoughts all on the letter that might, or might not, be waiting for her at home. S. Postal Service could deliver to the mailbox any day but Sunday. Which would it be today?
Caitlyn’s half brothers cared only that there would now be one more bedroom available in the house, and began fighting over who would get it. It hurt a little to see everyone’s lives closing over the small hole that would be created when she left. They’d already started to move on. But so had she, she realized. Part of her had already boarded the plane, flown over the pole, and landed in Europe. Spring Creek was no longer home. But France was not yet home, either. She was in limbo, and it was eerily uncomfortable and disquieting.
But she could nudge, and implant an impulse. Coupling this with old-fashioned verbal persuasion and Eugenia’s extensive training in psychology, there were few who could resist bending to her will. When Eugenia at last found the heart of Fortune’s wheel and the Sisterhood’s source of power was unbound, though, she was certain that her powers would be doubled. Trebled, even. With greater power, no one would even think to obstruct her, and she could begin in earnest her work to bring the Sisterhood to eminence.
Conqueror (Time's Tapestry, Book 2) by Stephen Baxter