The award-winning author of Clash of Eagles and Eagle in Exile concludes his masterly alternate-history saga of the Roman invasion of North America in this stunning novel. Praetor Gaius Marcellinus came to North America as a conqueror, but after meeting with defeat at the hands of the city-state of Cahokia, he has had to forge a new destiny in this strange land. A decade since his arrival, an unstable peace exists between the invading Romans and a loose affiliation of Native American tribes known as the League. But invaders from the west threaten that peace, plunging the continent into war: The Mongol Horde has arrived.Marcellinus and his Cahokian friends must summon allies both great and small in preparation for a final showdown. Alliances will shift and foes will rise as the dramatic final battle for the future of the continent comes ever closer.
ALAN SMALE is the author of numerous short stories, and has been published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and Realms of Fantasy. He won the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He grew up in Yorkshire, England, but now lives in the Washington D.C. area. He works at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a professional astronomer.