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The Gates of Hell (The Shards of Heaven, Bk. 2)

Author: Livingston, Michael

Publisher: Tor Books


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The Gates of Hell (The Shards of Heaven, Bk. 2) : <p>Alexandria has fallen, and with it the great kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra is dead. Her children are paraded through the streets in chains wrought of their mother's golden treasures, and within a year all but one of them will be dead. Only her young daughter, Cleopatra Selene, survives to continue her quest for vengeance against Rome and its emperor, Augustus Caesar. </p><p>To show his strength, Augustus Caesar will go to war against the Cantabrians in northern Spain, and it isn't long before he calls on Juba of Numidia, his adopted half-brother and the man whom Selene has been made to marry -- but whom she has grown to love. The young couple journey to the Cantabrian frontier, where they learn that Caesar wants Juba so he can use the Trident of Poseidon to destroy his enemies. Perfidy and treachery abound. Juba's love of Selene will cost him dearly in the epic fight, and the choices made may change the very fabric of the known world. </p><p><i>The Gates of Hell </i>is the follow up to Michael Livingston's amazing <i>Shards of Heaven, </i>a historical fantasy that reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.</p>

Category   Subject
Fiction   Alternative History
Fiction   Fantasy

ISBN 13:9780765380333
ISBN 10:0765380331
Size:8.55" l x 5.80" w x 1.23" h
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