Conqueror

Conqueror By Stephen Baxter, Conqueror The second novel in a thrilling alternate history series from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter Three centuries have passed since Rome fell as The Prophecy foretold Now The Prophecy s scroll
  • Title: Conqueror
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9780441014965
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Conqueror By Stephen Baxter, The second novel in a thrilling alternate history series from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold Now The Prophecy s scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the monks on the isleThe second novel in a thrilling alternate history series from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The Prophecy foretold Now The Prophecy s scroll is in the hands of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who received The Prophecy She lives in tranquility, disguisd as a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne until the Vikings come, deliberately destroying the final copies of the scroll But it remains in her memory, and when William of Normandy, who history will call the Conqueror, rises to power, once the fate of the land rests on actions inspired by those age old words But as time passes, memory of The Prophecy dims and the veiled girl struggles to understand her heritage before all knowledge of the future will be lost to the past.
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    About "Stephen Baxter"

    1. Stephen Baxter

      Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold Time His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year he also won the John W Campbell Award and the Philip K Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C Clarke Mr Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.

    155 thoughts on “Conqueror”

    1. The first book of this series did not hold my attention well, as it seemed to be a series of disconnected historical events with a weak prophecy storyline attempting to tie them together.With this second volume in the series, the prophecy storyline is starting to make a bit sense, and the narrative is becoming a battle through history by competing forces tying it together rather than a chain of isolated incidents.The vignettes of history are well handled enough, for the brief time they are giv [...]


    2. In the second book of of Time s Tapestry, I m starting to see what we re in for it s a guided tour of English history With that in mind, I think this book improves on the problems of Emperor, having convincing dialogue.


    3. And this is what you have brought me, this doggerel King Alfred re Prophecy, 184.That quote, in a nutshell, encapsulates the plot While this book was significantly easier for the reader to read, in contrast to the first book of the series, the multi generational stories can play tricks on the reader s mind if they do not remain vigilant in paying attention.Baxter is clearly a proficient author, and this book is further proof that he is a master when it comes to creating a stage to play the long [...]


    4. I enjoyed this book than the first in the series The Weaver plot was explained a bit and had a bit presence in the narrative We now have an idea what the Weaver is trying to accomplish, which was missing from the first book.I also enjoyed the depiction of England as its population was invaded over and over again, and the slow changes in the population as a result of mixing with the Saxons, the Angles, the Danes, and the Norse I was also impressed by the sense of history that exists in the lan [...]


    5. Good fictional book covering Anglo Saxon England in several parts, each a few hundred years apart Like the first book in the series, there is a prophesy that traces the course of the book, with the theory that some future person has sent this prophesy back in time to control the past view spoiler Annoying the prophesy, right at the very start, refers to an Aryan empire , which makes you immediately think that the end of book 4 is going to have nazis I m a bit annoyed at the author for sorta spoi [...]


    6. You really need to read Emperor first History still pretty on track in this one, though the characters talk a lot about the Weaver who is behind the prophecies, presumably someone from the future trying to change things I happen to like this period almost as much as the Romans this has episodes covering the last surviving Roman , the Viking raid on Lindisfarne, King Alfred in the marshes, and the Battle of Hastings The Prophecy is one uttered by Isolde from the last chapter of Emperor it revolve [...]


    7. Druh d l Baxterovy s rie za n p dem msk Brit nie a saskou invaz a prov d n s p es vikinsk n jezdy a k dobyt Anglie Vil mem Dobyvatelem ili stejn jako prvn d l mus obs hnut velmi dlouh obdob , nejde o p b h jednoho lov ka.Oproti prvn mu d lu ale jednotliv sti v ce dr pohromad a daleko v c vyvst v na povrch spojovac linka v podob proroctv o budoucnosti Brit nie a cel ho sv ta V echno to tak n jak za n d vat v t smysl, zd se, e se n m do d je za n m chat sci fi motiv cestov n asem Zd se toti , e se [...]


    8. I came across this historical novel by Stephen Baxter at local library I would say it is a very good novel to learn a little bit about British history from the fall of Roman Empire in the end of the 5th century to Norman conquest of England in 11th century.Nice thing about this novel is the fact that even though author s description of living conditions and brutality of dark ages are very vivid, he still managed to make it easy to read and digestible for modern readers Stephen Baxter managed to [...]


    9. Another good historical novel, especially in the way it describes a fairly brutal period of the history of England, climaxing with the Battle of Hastings I especially enjoyed seeing the invention of zero come in The only problem with these longitudinal novels is that you have to connect to a whole new bunch of characters every time the novel jumps to a new time period But the author does this fairly well And now I am extremely suspicious about the mysterious Weaver Can t wait to find out who he [...]


    10. I didn t connect very much with any of the characters, but I still enjoy Baxter s writing, and I m going to slog through this series because I really do want to find out who what the Weaver is I will be the first to admit that I would probably have enjoyed this if I d known or anything about this time period.One thing is for certain the majority of Baxter s characters continue to die horrible, devastating deaths.


    11. Didja you know the NY Public Library has hundreds of copies of parts 1, 3 and 4, and NO copies of part 2 Weird I had to track this down through the Brooklyn library Even better than part 1, it takes place during the German and Scandinavian period in Britain AD 600 1066 , and concludes with the Battle of Hastings in which William the Conqueror might very well lose.


    12. This is the second in the Weaver series.The story starts with the death of the last Roman and concerns the arrival of the Vikings, Norsemen and Saxons into Britain and ends in 1066.As with the previous book the story follows the descendants involved in the Prophesy, the second delivered at the end of the previous book.I found it compelling than the first book.


    13. Asi nejslab kniha, kterou jsem v posledn ch dnech etl s kvalitou prvn ho d lu rozhodn srovn vat ned Nepop r m, e byl p b h nap nav By ta doba nejsp e takov byla, je v e l eno naturalisticky a brut ln Sam vra dy, sek n d , zn sil ov n a do toho tlupy n silnick ch opilc V m, e by kniha m la po zfilmov n obdobn sp ch jako Barbar Conan T et d l by snad m l b t lep.


    14. Wasn t able too reach me The idea is interesting However the characters are introduced and once you know them a bit then Baxter jumps ahead in time to a point where the just introduced characters are dead So he starts over again bringing in new personas Because of that it is very difficult to connect with the plot and be intrigued by it I will not go on reading this Time Tapestry series.


    15. It was good It gets a little samey toward the end By the time you reach the Battle of Hastings you feel like you ve done this before a few times, but it was good 3 5 starsInterested to see what the next book brings.


    16. Slightly better than the first book in the series because Baxter stays a bit longer with each generation of characters before moving to the next Still not the best Baxter, but kudos for trying something new A British history junkie would love this series 3 1 2 stars out of 5.


    17. Another enjoyable episode from this historical trilogy What I m enjoying most about this series is the filling in of some historical periods I ve always been a big vague about Good stuff, looking forward to the final instalment.


    18. This was a bit of a slog as there was just so much going on over a very long period of time I got a bit bored in some of the complexities but saying that I did still enjoy I kind of like the cameos of character from across the ages but it can be a bit confusing crossing over time.


    19. Slightly better than the first book in the series because Baxter stays a bit longer with each generation of characters before moving to the next Still not the best Baxter, but kudos for trying something new A British history junkie would love this series 3 1 2 stars out of 5.


    20. Just having trouble working up the enthusiasm for this series it has at least 2 books to go, but, the mcguffin from the first 2 is now done, so I m at least a little curious to see how the 3rd is linked in.


    21. it was like watching the history channel computer animated reenactments Entertaining but not high quality Taught me some history, but b c it led me to look things up, not because it actually taught it.


    22. Another good book in the series But i think the pace is starting to flag which is what i ve typically discovered with S.Baxters work over anything than a single entry




    23. a continuation of Stephen Baxter s Time s Tapestry series, this book focuses on a Britain for whom the Romans are but a distant memory roughly 400 1066 AD


    24. We move on now to Vikings and Germans That s what I m talking about Baxter waxes a bit philosopically in this one too which adds to its enjoyment.


    25. Interesting book set in Britain from 607AD through to 1066, culminating in the Battle of Hastings Historical speculative fiction.



    26. I m interested to see where the wearied goes than I was in the book itself Still an entertaining read, very tense at points 3.5 5



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