The Pillars of Hercules

The Pillars of Hercules

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by David Constantine
     
 

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Alexander, Prince of Macedon, is the terror of the world. Persia, Egypt, Athens… one after another, mighty nations are falling before the fearsome conqueror. Some say Alexander is actually the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the living incarnation of Hercules himself. Worse yet, some say Alexander believes this…

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Alexander, Prince of Macedon, is the terror of the world. Persia, Egypt, Athens… one after another, mighty nations are falling before the fearsome conqueror. Some say Alexander is actually the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the living incarnation of Hercules himself. Worse yet, some say Alexander believes this…

The ambitious prince is aided in his conquest by unstoppable war-machines based on the forbidden knowledge of his former tutor, the legendary scientist-mage known as Aristotle. Greek fire, mechanical golems, and gigantic siege-engines lay waste to Alexander's enemies as his armies march relentlessly west—toward the very edge of the world.

Beyond the Pillars of Hercules, past the gateway to the outer ocean, lies the rumored remnants of Atlantis: ancient artifacts of such tremendous power that they may be all that stands between Alexander and conquest of the entire world. Alexander desires that power for himself, but an unlikely band of fugitives—including a Gaulish barbarian, a cynical Greek archer, a cunning Persian princess, and a sorcerer's daughter—must find it first… before Alexander unleashes godlike forces that will shatter civilization.

The Pillars of Hercules is an epic adventure that captures the grandeur and mystery of the ancient world as it might have been, where science and magic are one and the same.

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Marching west across the known world, Prince Alexander of Macedon and his army head to the Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the outer ocean, where the ruins of Atlantis are rumored to hold powerful weapons that draw on long-lost magical and scientific knowledge. Also seeking these treasures is a group of adventurers who hope to keep them from the most dangerous conqueror the world has known. VERDICT Set in an alternate version of the ancient world, this tale of warfare waged with mechanical golems, monstrous siege engines, and magic is a period fantasy with a distinctive feel that will appeal to historical and steampunk fantasy fans looking for something different.

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ISBN-13:
9781597804103
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,279,279
File size:
1 MB

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