Emperor: Time's Tapestry Book One by Stephen BaxterEmperor: Time's Tapestry Book One by Stephen Baxter

Emperor: Time's Tapestry Book One

byStephen Baxter

Mass Market Paperback | March 31, 2009

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The first novel in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed Time's Tapestry series.

“EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION laced with a science fiction premise...a vividly convincing picture of a past world.”—SFX

It is The Prophecy. Inscribed in Latin, the ancient scroll has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power. It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother’s belief in The Prophecy—and sides with the conquering Roman legions.
For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives, as does the family while Rome rules over the island. But loyalties are torn when Constantine, most powerful Emperor of them all, comes to Britannia.
And even as the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, the Prophecy is renewed—a message from an unknowable future promising the world to those who can decipher its cryptic words...
Stephen Baxter, author of the space duology featuring Proxima and Ultima, is the national bestselling author of Ark and Flood. He is a winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year, and he won the Philip K. Dick Award twice, for ...
Title:Emperor: Time's Tapestry Book OneFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.7 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441017037

ISBN - 13:9780441017034

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A fascinating look back in time I'll say this for the guy; he knows his stuff. The research was impeccable. I felt like I was really there. The information I gained from reading this book was excellent. When it comes to entertainment value however, the book was lacking. It felt more like reading reading a textbook than having a story told to you. There was little to no depth to the characters. The action sequences were short and never seemed to reach a high point before they ended. And most importantly, I never felt like part of the story, like I was there or that I could care for the characters. On the other hand, the tempo and pace of the book was excellent. it moved along quickly, never lingering too long and skipping over something that needed to be observed. And as I said, his research was excellent. If for nothing else, I kept reading for the value of what I would learn. It's not a terrible book, it's just not a terribly entertaining book. If you have an interest in history, especially that of Rome and or Britain, it's definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2009-09-16

Editorial Reviews

“Baxter produces something new and subtly different in the time travel genre. A multi-generational story of how an idea can permeate time and change the parameters of human existence…with a large cast of Romans, ancient Britons, and colorful settings.”—S. M. Stirling   “Epic historical fiction laced with a science fiction premise…a vividly convincing picture of a past world.”—SFX   “Strong imagination and a capacity for awe abound in the work of Stephen Baxter.”—The London Times Literary Supplement   "Formally audacious, constantly surprising, clinically subversive of the genre norms, cosmic irony always at hand to awe and undercut the reader."—Locus   "Baxter at his best."—The Guardian (London)