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The Legion of Videssos (Videssos Series #3)
     

The Legion of Videssos (Videssos Series #3)

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by Harry Turtledove
 

Since the Roman legion had been mysteriously transported to this world of magic, tribune Marcus Scaurus had served the rulers of war-torn Videssos well. He had been largely responsible for ousting the Pretender and putting Thorish Gavras on the throne. That, of course, made him a hero.
Rome or Videssos, however, Fortune was a fickle goddess.
Now he and the

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Since the Roman legion had been mysteriously transported to this world of magic, tribune Marcus Scaurus had served the rulers of war-torn Videssos well. He had been largely responsible for ousting the Pretender and putting Thorish Gavras on the throne. That, of course, made him a hero.
Rome or Videssos, however, Fortune was a fickle goddess.
Now he and the legion were returning in triumph to Videssos the city after defeating a well-entrenched army of rebel mercenaries. But Marcus, betrayed by the one closest to him, was returning to be seized, dragged before the Emperor, and questioned under truth-drug like a traitor.
Of the court, only Alypia Gavra stuck by him — but consorting with the Emperor's niece was dangerous. It could lead to exile — or death!
Yet Alypia was attractive. And Marcus was lonely . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345330697
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1987
Series:
Videssos Series , #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,359,867
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.95(h) x 0.95(d)

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Meet the Author

Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler’s War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d’Etat, and Two Fronts; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, and Striking the Balance;the Colonization books: Second Contact, Down to Earth, and Aftershocks; the Great War epics: American Front, Walk in Hell, and Breakthroughs; the American Empire novels: Blood & Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, and Victorious Opposition; and the Settling Accounts series: Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, andIn at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.

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The Legion of Videssos (Videssos Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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His knowledge of history is impeccable and his ability to draw conclusions about another culture that parallels the Roman empire is phenomenal
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