Sentry Peak

Sentry Peak

by Harry Turtledove

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When Avram became King of Detina, he declared he intended to liberate the blond serfs from their ties to the land. The northern provinces, where most of the serfs lived, would not accept his lordship. The hot north was a land of broad estates, whose noble overlords took the serfs' labor and gave back next to nothing. Those provinces left Detina, choosing Avram's cousin, Grand Duke Geoffrey, as their king in his place.

Avram said he had inherited all of the kingdom, not just a part. He refused to let Geoffrey rule the north without a challenge. And the southron provinces, full of merchants and smallholders stood solidly behind him. So he sent armies clad in gray against the north. Geoffrey raised his own army, and arrayed his men in blue made from the indigo much raised on northern estates to distinguish them from the southrons.

Avram held the larger part of the kingdom, and the wealthier part, too. But Geoffrey's men were bolder soldiers. And the north, taken all in all, had better wizards than the southrons did. The war raged for almost three years, until Avram's General named Guildenstern and his great lieutenant, Doubting George, moved against the northern army under Count Thraxton the Braggart and his commander of unicorn-riders, Ned of the Forest, which held the town of Rising Rock, close by Sentry Peak. . . .

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148521709
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: War Between Provinces , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Harry Turtledove is known for his historical fantasy and alternate history. His novels include The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, Sentry Peak, Marching Through Peachtree, The Guns of the South, and the Great War and World at War series. A Hugo winner and Nebula finalist, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Sentry Peak (War Between the Provinces Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Just like mine at 'pegasus'. No one's been there for over a month!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soooo inactive this place is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A girl looked about, a notebook in hand, pencil balancing on her ear. She looked about worriedly with green eyes, contrasting with her white skin and red hair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suddenly, she became a different person. She grew the pony-like ears and wings. She had black skin, eyes that were one purple and one green, black hair wih a red streak and a tail-like rainbow extension. She was wearing a neon orange tank top, black cardigan, black Twilight-style skirt with a neon rainbow explosion on it, and black bloots with mirror-like rainbow shingles on the front.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Sat on bench and drinking water.* Boy. I am tired.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She plays Pokemon X.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Well, since none of the competitors are around, and I tied with them, I hereby proclaim myself princess of the Fall Formal!" She gently placed the crown on her head. Immediatly she grew pony-like ears, and her hair spiraled into a tail-like style. <br> "I am a wielder of Generosity!" She proclaims.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like to think of this as the shorter, better version of his World at War series. The characters come alive with their faults and frustrations as they try to cope with a kingdom torn in two and a battlefield that hotly contested by both sides. Turtledove's focus is one the battle for a small piece of land during a relatively short piece of time and it works for him. This story is an obvious take off on the American Civil War and the battle very similar to that fictionalized here. Some of Turtledove's weaknesses show here as in some of the peripheral characters come across as flat and some of the larger motivation is either simplistic or lacking in interest. These weaknesses are less apparent in the book. I give it a B+ on the StuPage.