Aquila in the New World (Aquiliad, No. 1) by somtow sucharitkul, S. P. Somtow

By somtow sucharitkul, S. P. Somtow

On this exchange Earth, Rome ideas all...including the recent global, identified in different dimensions as the United States yet right here as Terra Novo.

General Titus Papinianus is governor of that untamed land, and Aquila, leader of the savage Lacoti state, is a Roman senator. yet reliable titles apart, their responsibility is to Caesar. So while Caesar sends them on a quest for the fabled land of China, regarded as someplace in Terra Novo, off they move.

They are not often ready for bloodthirsty Aztecs, flying machines, time-traveling extraterrestrial beings, or Bigfoot—and Aquila's problem-solving concepts are unconventional to assert the least!

Before they are aware of it, their adventures lead them into the fingers of the Time felony, who's bent on changing the entire a number of universes to fit his personal evil whims. in some way they need to cease him...before their international is destroyed!

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The bar was closed and locked; going to the window, she began tapping with a quarter. After an interval a shape made its appearance in the interior gloom: a paunchy, elderly Negro. Taft Eaton put his hand to the glass, surveyed her hostilely, then unlocked the door. ” she asked. ” “Home. ” She listened to the door latch slide into place, stood indecisively, and then entered the cigar shop. Squeezing by the men clustered at the counter, she found the pay telephone. With difficulty, balancing the heavy phone book, she located his number and then dropped a dime into the slot.

In the main part of the store the carpenters were hammering and pounding above the jangle of the phone. The electrician, surrounded by turntables and speaker systems, was trying vainly to hear the response of his amplifiers. Schilling caught up with the girl and took hold of her arm. “Be careful,” he warned her genially. ” Her arm was firm within his fingers. He was conscious of her clothing, the dry rustling of the green knit suit. Walking beside her, he could catch the faint edge of her perfume.

The electrician, surrounded by turntables and speaker systems, was trying vainly to hear the response of his amplifiers. Schilling caught up with the girl and took hold of her arm. “Be careful,” he warned her genially. ” Her arm was firm within his fingers. He was conscious of her clothing, the dry rustling of the green knit suit. Walking beside her, he could catch the faint edge of her perfume. She was really surprisingly small. She plodded along, eyes on the floor; all the way to the street she failed to speak.

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