Against the Tide of Years (The Change, Book 2; Nantucket, by S. M. Stirling

By S. M. Stirling

Against the Tide of Years maintains the adventures of the Nantucket citizens who've been transported via time to the Bronze Age. within the years on the grounds that their arrival, the fledging Republic of Nantucket has striven to higher the primitive international during which they now exist. Their leading matters are constructing a structure and dealing with the waves of immigrants from the British Isles. yet a renegade time traveller plans his personal destiny by means of forging an empire for himself in keeping with conquest via glossy know-how. The Republic has no substitute yet to stand the inevitable struggle attributable to one in every of their own....

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