By somtow sucharitkul, S. P. Somtow
On this trade Earth, Rome ideas all...including the recent global, recognized in different dimensions as the US yet right here as Terra Novo.
General Titus Papinianus is governor of that untamed land, and Aquila, leader of the savage Lacoti state, is a Roman senator. yet professional titles apart, their responsibility is to Caesar. So while Caesar sends them on a quest for the fabled land of China, regarded as someplace in Terra Novo, off they cross.
They are hardly ever ready for bloodthirsty Aztecs, flying machines, time-traveling extraterrestrial beings, or Bigfoot—and Aquila's problem-solving options are unconventional to claim the least!
Before they realize it, their adventures lead them into the palms of the Time legal, who's bent on changing all of the a number of universes to fit his personal evil whims. one way or the other they need to cease him...before their international is destroyed!
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He asked. " Raj swallowed. "Perfectly serious, my lord. " He looked down at the map again, blinking. It was still a little unsettling, seeing the physical reality of the parchment overlain with the shining colored lights of Center's projection, moving unit-counters to Raj's command and finger-tip. " Klostermann said sharply. Raj looked up, and smiled with an expression copied from the Chancellor's cool malice. "Bribe the Skinners," he said flatly. Barholm grunted in interest and leaned forward, his eyes locked on the map.
The rank of Gendarmerie troopers was walking ahead of him, in their white "field" uniforms. Reload! over the screams of the mob—the people—below. Metallic clicks, tinging as the spent brass and paper cartridges bounced on marble and the fresh rounds clacked home. By platoons, volley fire—fire! And the CRASH of two hundred rifles, the rippling and thrashing along the line of the crowd where the heavy 11mm bullets struck. The bodies on the steps were dead, mostly; the blood flowed in little rivulets that made the bottoms of his boots stick to the stone with little tak-tak sounds.
Aquila in the New World (Aquiliad, No. 1) by somtow sucharitkul, S. P. Somtow