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City at the Edge of Time (Sacred Band Series Book 5) by [Morris, Janet, Morris, Chris]
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"Janet Morris, Tempus (1987), and, with Chris Morris, Tempus Unbound (1989), The Sacred Band (2010).
"A fantasy series about the Sacred Band of Stepsons, an elite army modeled on the fourth-century B.C.E. Sacred Band of Thebes. The stories explore the fraught personal relationships of mixed hetero- and homosexual troops, only sometimes paired, as they fight for their commander, the immortal Tempus. Morris includes archaeological and historical details, from physical items to social practices, religion, and philosophy, to create a fantasy world that is, in many ways, more historically accurate than many popular accounts of antiquity." -- Robert W. Cape, Jr, in Classical Traditions in Science Fiction, Brett M. Rogers & Benjamin Eldon Stevens, eds.,  Oxford University Press
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"Janet & Chris Morris have written a novel full of action, suspense, and human drama. Every main and major character is fully realized; we get inside their heads and their hearts; we understand their motives, sympathize with them,and even have some empathy for the weak and wayward Prince Macon. This novel is so rich in texture, so intricately plotted that I was hard-pressed to write a synopsis: what to leave in and what to leave out were tough choices to make. Politics and religion play important roles because they are integral to the characters and their city. Magic too is important, and it's used with a realism I find refreshing. Dialogue reveals and defines each and ever character; it propels the plot and stirs the action. Prose is, as always, crisp and lean, stark and elegant. In my opinion, Janet & Chris Morris may have topped themselves in this one [...] If you've read the other novels and stories of Tempus, Niko, and the Sacred Band, if you are a fan of Janet & Chris Morris' style of heroic fantasy, then add City at the Edge of Time to your reading list. Even if you haven't read the other novels in the series, this is a good place to start, I think. You won't be disappointed. -- Joe Bonadonna, Black Gate Magazine.
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"An exciting and brilliantly colored sortie . . ." - David Drake 

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"There is no such place as this," Jihan breathed as their horses walked out of a copse onto a rise from which the city stood revealed. "Not in the world of men. There cannot be." Her throaty voice was troubled, her copper head raised to the distance -- to the white and shining city and the blinding sea beyond.
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Where the ground swept upward on the plain's far side, a curving waterway shimmered. Beyond it gleamed other waterways, like wheels within wheels, concentric circles joined by spokes that ringed the city as if she were their hub. The outermost rim of the wheel had sunk deep into the sea at the edge of time.
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"This city like a wheel, Riddler, what you you mean when you say it is stuck?"
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City at the Edge of Time
Praise for THE SACRED BAND series:
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""Janet Morris, Tempus (1987), and, with Chris Morris, Tempus Unbound (1989), The Sacred Band (2010).
"A fantasy series about the Sacred Band of Stepsons, an elite army modeled on the fourth-century B.C.E. Sacred Band of Thebes. The stories explore the fraught personal relationships of mixed hetero- and homosexual troops, only sometimes paired, as they fight for their commander, the immortal Tempus. Morris includes archaeological and historical details, from physical items to social practices, religion, and philosophy, to create a fantasy world that is, in many ways, more historically accurate than many popular accounts of antiquity."
      -- Robert W. Cape, Jr, in Classical Traditions in Science Fiction, Brett M. Rogers & Benjamin Eldon Stevens, eds.,  Oxford University Press
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"... much more than great Heroic Fantasy: it is classic literature, filled with sub-plots, a fine cast of well-drawn characters, insight and wisdom and recurring themes of honor, faith, brotherhood and love." 
    -- Black Gate Magazine
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Product details

  • File Size: 1673 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0997758481
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Perseid Press (August 25, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0755P12F2
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