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Videssos Cycle: Volume Two: Legion of Videssos and Swords of the Legion, Turtledove, Harry

Videssos Cycle: Volume Two: Legion of Videssos and Swords of the Legion

Authors: Turtledove, Harry
Series: The Videssos Cycle
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC032000, FIC040000, FIC028010
ISBN: 9780345545701, Related ISBNs: 0345542592, 0345545702, 9780345542595, 9780345545701
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 832
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The classic fantasy series from “one of alternative-history’s stalwarts” (The New Yorker) continues in the adventure of a lifetime.
 
Harry Turtledove’s brilliant re-imaginings of major world events have thrilled fans for decades, but he first captured readers’ attention with the Videssos Cycle, a unique blend of fantasy and speculative history. In this two-book volume, a Roman legion, thrown into another world, fights its way through sorcery, intrigue, and epic conflict.
 
THE LEGION OF VIDESSOS
 
Since the legion was mysteriously transported to this magical realm, Roman military tribune Marcus Aemilius Scaurus has valiantly served the rulers of the war-torn city of Videssos. However, Fortune is a fickle goddess. Returning in triumph after defeating a well-entrenched army of rebel mercenaries, Marcus is betrayed by a friend, seized as a traitor, and dragged before the Emperor. Only one person may be able to save him: the Emperor’s niece. But consorting with her could lead to exile . . . or worse.
 
SWORDS OF THE LEGION
 
As prisoner of the Emperor, Marcus Scaurus is in a desperate situation. He stands condemned for treason, unless he can reclaim a rebel province from a fanatic usurper—without the aid of his Romans. Now, with just one centurion by his side, Marcus sets out to once again do the impossible. Soon the fates conspire against the men, driving them toward the torture chambers of an evil, deathless wizard-prince. But an audacious last hope rallies behind them—the soldiers of the legion are on the march.

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