Continues the fantasy epic of "The Shadow of Ararat", following increasingly dangerous conflicts both military and sorcerous as the sorceror Dahak in his hidden citadel plots to regain the Peacock Throne.
"The Gate of Fire" continues Tom Harlan's remarkable fantasy epic, following the increasingly dangerous conflicts both military and sorcerous. The sorcerer Dahak plots from his hidden citadel to regain the Peacock Throne. Prince Maxian, having raised both Julius Ceasar and Alexander the Great from the dead, now considers how to use them to free Rome from the curse of the Oath. Thyatis has fled with the widowed Queen of Persia to a hidden island; Dwyrin's thaumaturgic unit is shattered as Zoe discovers the destruction of Palmyra and, as its new queen, vows revenge against Rome. And in Mecca, Ahmet's friend and Palmyra's lieutenant Mohammed receives a vision, and a command, and the power to strive against the forces of darkness.
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"Harlan's command of military strategy and tactics is thorough and vividly realized. When Roman and Persian armies clash in these pages, we can feel the dust sting our eyes and the ground shake beneath the rush of cavalry charges . . . . The Shadow of Ararat is not only an ambitious debut novel, but a first-rate alternate history by any standard."--"Amazing Stories"
About Thomas Harlan
Thomas Harlan is the author of the highly regarded "Oath of Empire" fantasy series, as well as being an internationally-known game designer. He lives in Salem, Oregon.
The Gate of Fire by Thomas Harlan
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St Martin's Press
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