By somtow sucharitkul, S. P. Somtow

On this trade Earth, Rome ideas all...including the hot international, 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 kingdom, is a Roman senator. yet authentic 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 pass.

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

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

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His partner, a slightly taller, slender man, stepped forward. “Many foreign visitors live near each other in one neighborhood. ” “We would,” said Hunter. ” “It is near the palace,” said the guard, pointing. “Eight blocks east along this avenue, then turn to your right. ” He grinned ingratiatingly. ” Hunter turned, gesturing for his team to follow. He led the way up the avenue in silence until they were out of the hearing of the guards. ” “Yes. ” Steve looked up and down the streets as they walked.

You are together? ” The innkeeper looked in surprise at Jane and Hunter but said nothing else. “Yes,” said Steve. “My wife and I are hosting two guests from another country. ” The innkeeper nodded eagerly. “Perhaps you would like a private bungalow, then? We have several in the courtyard behind the main building for special guests. ” Steve glanced back at Hunter, who nodded. ” Steve had no idea if that was a fair price or not, but he suspected the innkeeper assumed he would bargain. Casually, he glanced back at Marcia, who shook her head slightly.

Jane asked. ” “No,” said Marcia. “He wouldn’t have accepted if he could get a better price from someone else. It’s late now and this bungalow would probably go empty tonight without us. ” Steve was surprised. ” “For his time, he was very enlightened,” said Marcia. “But the Mongol emperors were not good rulers economically. The first issue of paper money from Kublai Khan, made in 1260, was recalled three years ago in 1287, on a one-to-five basis—your money was only worth twenty percent of its face value.

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