Emperor (Time's Tapestry #1)
A woman gives birth to her child in a village in Northern England, the cold northern edge of the Roman Empire. As she struggles through a painful labour she begins to scream out a series of words in Latin. A language she has never heard before, much less spoken. One of the family recognises the words for what they are. Only later does it become clear that the women has spoken a prophecy. A prophecy that relates to the death of the Emperor Constantine/ A prophecy that if enacted will change the fate of the Roman Empire and all of the future beyond it. Stephen Baxter's new series takes ordinary individuals living at history's tipping points and presents them with a prophecy that challenges everything they believe about their world and prompts them to take action that could change it forever. The fourth volume reveals the nature of the prophecies and reveals a battle that has been fought through the ages.
A new series of thrillers to appeal to lovers of Conn Iggulden and Michael Crichton Short, pacey thrillers full of action, prophecy and rich historical detail Baxter has shown a real flair for evocatve historical settings that reek of authenticity (Coalescent) An accessible idea perfect for non-SF readers Three stand alone books linked by a final volume that reveals the true nature of the conflict Key points in history; the decline of Rome, the Crusades, the discovery of America
Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.