Clash of Eagles
New from Del Rey in March 2016: EAGLE IN EXILE, book II of the CLASH OF EAGLES trilogy, by Alan Smale.
Alan Smale’s gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people—whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny.
After successfully repelling an invasion by the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes that a weak and fractured North America won’t stand a chance against the returning Roman army. Worse, rival factions from within threaten to tear Cahokia apart just when it needs to be most united and strong. Marcellinus is determined to save the civilization that has come to mean more to him than the empire he once served. But to survive the swords of Roma, he first must avert another Iroqua attack and bring the Cahokia together. Only with the hearts and souls of a nation at his back can Marcellinus hope to know triumph.
CLASH OF EAGLES and EAGLE IN EXILE continue on from the novella, “A Clash of Eagles”, winner of the 2010 Sidewise Award for Alternate History. EAGLE AND EMPIRE, the final volume from Del Rey in 2017, will complete the continent-spanning ancient American saga.