Lion's Blood (A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America)

Lion's Blood (A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America)

by Steven Barnes

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In this alternate world where the center of culture and power shifted to Africa, white slaves work for black masters. Set in the mid nineteenth century in a primarily Islamic America, LION'S BLOOD tells of a bond between Kai, son of a powerful leader and plantation owner, and Aidan, brought from the British Isles by slave traders to work on the planation. As both grow to manhood, conflicts arise, and both are caught up in a war with invading Aztecs to the South. Kai's conflicted feelings and Aidan's longing for freedom are part of the broad canvas in this fascinating story of an alternate America. "LION'S BLOOD is Barnes' masterwork as a solo flight." - Larry Niven

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013813601
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 12/07/2011
Series: Insh'Allah series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 456,133
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Steven Barnes has published twenty-three novels and over three million words of science fiction and fantasy. He has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Cable Ace awards.  His television work includes Twilight Zone, Stargate and Andromeda; his “A Stitch In Time” episode of The Outer Limits won the Emmy Award; and his alternate history novel LION’S BLOOD (a tale of Islamic Africans colonizing the Americas prior to Europe) won the 2003 Endeavor. GREAT SKY WOMAN  and SHADOW VALLEY, adventures set 30,000 years ago in East Africa, were published by Ballentine/One World Books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Tananarive Due and son Jason.

Customer Reviews

Lion's Blood 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better alternative histories I've read. It's a clever way to reverse role the slavery of the Colonial New World without being preachy. Barnes adds some smart touches to build a believable world that might have been closer than imagined.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impeccably researched and fascinating alternative history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book caused me to reflect on the American slavery experience from a different point of view. Barnes once again produces a masterful work that holds a readers interest from beginning to end.
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