Conqueror (Time's Tapestry, Book 2) by Stephen Baxter

By Stephen Baxter

Retail ePub ~ publication 2 of four within the sequence Time's Tapestry: another background Epic

The moment novel in an exciting 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 fingers of a tender woman, the final surviving family member who acquired The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy one of the clergymen 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 background will name the Conqueror, rises to energy, once again the destiny of the land rests on activities encouraged through these age-old words.

But as time passes, reminiscence of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled woman struggles to appreciate her history earlier than all wisdom of the longer term should be misplaced to the prior.

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Three summers ago. ” That stopped me short. I had been in Guatemala then. As I took my time sorting through my books, I racked my brain. Three summers ago, I had tagged along with my parents’ university training program to a remote, rural area in Guatemala. My parents were college professors specializing in organic farming and, during the summers, they organized trips to destinations around the world, teaching local farmers’ methods to increase production in an earth-friendly manner. Not exactly the jet-setting world travel that Missy probably envisioned.

But the rush felt almost familiar. Like I was in one of my nightly dreams, flying high above the town below. Panting, Michael broke away first. We looked into each other’s pale, pale eyes, and I saw a hunger in his matched only by my own. I never knew that kissing could be like this. Not even from the movies. “I think we should stop,” he said. I’d never dreamed of feeling so much, so quickly. I didn’t want it to stop. ” And I reached for him. ” He placed his hand on mine to keep me at bay. Still, I wanted more.

Ever punctual and organized, it wasn’t like her to be late. Not to something like this. I didn’t dare take one of the few remaining chairs without her; she’d be furious at having to sit alone. Ruth. Just thinking about her reminded me that I hadn’t mentioned Michael. Our somewhat conflicting schedules meant that she hadn’t seen me with him. And I hadn’t felt like telling her about our conversations yet. I just didn’t want to bump up against that overprotectiveness of hers when I wasn’t even sure that there was anything between Michael and me for Ruth to protect.

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