Navigator (Time's Tapestry Series #3)

Navigator (Time's Tapestry Series #3)

by Stephen Baxter
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Navigator (Time's Tapestry Series #3) by Stephen Baxter

The third novel in Stephen Baxter's Time's Tapestry series.

“We’ve come to expect excellence from Stephen Baxter and that’s what we get it in Navigator.”—SciFiDimensions

As William the Conqueror’s men attempt to stamp out the flames of rebellion, a prophecy is uttered. A bedraggled woman in a ruined chapel speaks of civilizations in conflict, armed by the engines of God…
 
And that prophecy proves to be true as the fearsome war between Christianity and Islam leaves its mark across the land. In Spain, a rogue priest dreams of the final defeat of Islam, for he has found a rent in the tapestry of time, a point where agents from the future used diabolical weapons of destruction to change history. Centuries later, in 1492, as men of vision weary of the strife and are drawn to the unknown West, one such explorer seeks the funding for his voyage—while a mysterious Weaver plots to unravel the strands of time and stop him…


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440633768
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Series: Time's Tapestry Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 367,326
File size: 846 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stephen Baxter, author of the space duology featuring Proxima and Ultima, is the national bestselling author of Ark and Flood. He is a winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award. His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for the best alternate history novel of the year, and he won the Philip K. Dick Award twice, for The Time Ships and for Vacuum Diagrams. He was also a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for The Time Ships.

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I Musta¿rib AD 1085. In northern Spain, English teenager Robert wants to become a holy warrior until he meets and falls in love with intelligent Muslim Moraima. At the same time, scholar Father Sihtric and the Vizier of Cordoba hate their symbiotic relationship as the Christian is forced by the Moors to build God¿s weapons from the Eadgyth of York prophesy he possesses while the Vizier is forced to rely on the priest to obtain the wine he needs to quench his alcoholic dependency. These two enemies work together on their personal needs, but will do anything to keep Robert and Moraima apart as cross religious love has no place under God. --- II Crucesignati AD 1242-1248. The Christian crusading armies force the Muslim Subh to flee Seville where she hid her shame of a Christian ancestor circa the late eleventh century. At the same time Joan the Christian fled the Christian Holy Land kingdom Outremer when it fell. Each possesses a segment of a prophecy that when combined will make God¿s engines drive the infidels out. When these two women meet, hell has come to Spain in the fury of these two enemy combatants. --- III Navigator AD 1471-1492. A new power has surfaced in Spain at a time when the Christian¿s Crusade against the Muslims proved successful. The middle class sees things more from an economic opportunity perspective than a godly viewpoint. This has led to a new religious fervor from within as the Spanish Inquisition weeds out heretics especially from the middle class. Talk is focused on womanizing Genoa baboon Columbus as he wants to sail west to reach the East instead of journeying through Islam. He might be the Dove named in a recently discovered prophesy or another heretic needing a fiery lesson. --- The third Time¿s Tapestry (see EMPEROR and CONQUEROR) covers the century between William¿s victory and Columbus¿ trip. The book is divided into three stanzas that accentuate the changes in fortune of the prime groups especially the fall of the Moors and the rise of the Christian middle class. Stephen Baxter continues to make his case that those who sit on their past glory by introspection lose over time to those who look beyond barriers for opportunities. A terrific tome that provides readers with a great thought providing alternate historical epic. --- Harriet Klausner