Conqueror

Conqueror

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
The second novel in a thrilling alternate-history series-from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter.

Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne-until the Vikings come, deliberately destroying the final copies of the scroll. But it remains in her memory, and when William of Normandy, who history will call the Conqueror, rises to power, once more the fate of the land rests on actions inspired by those age-old words.

But as time passes, memory of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled girl struggles to understand her heritage before all knowledge of the future will be lost to the past.

Baker & Taylor
The second installment of a four-book alternate history epic traces the rise of a powerful family whose successes are linked to an ancient prophecy that guides their financial and political choices.

Blackwell North Amer
It begins with the death of the last Roman and ends with the crowning of a king, the birth of a new order. As the centuries between these two events pass, as Britain emerges from the ruins of Roman rule to become a vibrant, rich power in its own right, as invasions ebb and flow and Kings rule and die, a single thread is spun and stretched.
A prophecy found in the shadow of Hadrian's crumbling wall, a prophecy preserved by the monks at Lindisfarne. A prophecy remembered, a prophecy handed down. A prophecy that speaks of the cross, of dragons from the north. Of a new world and of a new empire. A prophecy fulfilled in one remarkable year: 1066.
Conqueror is a historical thriller that casts a bright light onto a shadowy period of British history. Steeped in blood and violence this was also a time of artistic endeavour, a time of nation building and law-giving. And it is a time of chance, where history can be shaped by the Weaver.

Baker
& Taylor

Three centuries after the fall of Rome, the Prophecy's scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of her family, who lives disguised as a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne, until the Vikings attempt to destroy the scroll, but when William of Normany rises to power, the fate of the land once again depends on the ancient revelations of the Prophecy.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2007
Edition: Gollancz hardcover ed. Ace hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780441014965
0441014968
Characteristics: 302 p. : map ; 24 cm

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