By Harry Turtledove
What if heritage had taken a distinct course, made a detour, and deviated a little bit from the line it selected? right here, Harry Turtledove explores such "what ifs" in twenty alternate-history tales starting from precedent days to the some distance, far-different future.
Persia has conquered Greece; Athens is in ruins. but even less than Persia's rule, the facility of the folks can by no means be thoroughly damaged. . .
A werewolf boy tears via Cologne's medieval stretts looking for sanctuary from the indignant mob. yet who will take care of a creature so hated and feared?
A scholar from the far away destiny units off on a box journey to review Genghis Khan -- and reveals him within the 20th century?
And many more!
"He's one of many best explorers of trade histories ever." -- Locus
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Tom, a shy but cheerful man who had appeared only the day before, right after they'd encountered Jennsen, looked to be a merchant who hauled trade goods. Hauling goods in his wagon, Kahlan and Richard had learned, gave him an excuse to travel where and when he needed as a member of a covert group whose true profession was to protect the Lord Rahl from unseen plots and threats. Speaking in a low voice, Jennsen leaned closer to Kahlan. "Vultures can tell you, from a great distance, where a kill lies—by the way they circle and gather, I mean.
Such an upbringing seemed exotic to Kahlan, who had grown up in a palace in the Midlands. She loved learning about nature from Richard, loved sharing his excitement over the wonders of the world, of life. Of course, he had long since come to be more than a woods guide. It seemed a lifetime ago when she'd first met him in those woods of his, but in fact it had only been little more than two and a half years. Now they were a long way from Richard's simple boyhood home or Kahlan's grand childhood haunts.
It seemed obvious enough to Kahlan, though, that if the races really were tracking them it would have to involve conjuring of some sort. It was the questions raised by that assumption that so worried her. " Kahlan lifted an eyebrow at the young woman. "Jennsen, we're in the middle of the Old World. " "I guess you're right," Jennsen admitted. " Despite the heat, she rubbed her arms as if a chill had just run through her. " Kahlan smiled to herself. " Jennsen watched Richard a moment as he filled the buckets with water from barrels carried in the wagon.