The Alexander Inheritance - Ring of Fire Author:Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, Gorg Huff TIME TRAVEL ALT. HISTORY FROM A MASTER: Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history. Here then, a new tale of persons displaced in time, fighting for their lives. — CRUISE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE — Twice before, mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space ... more »and back in time. Now, the planet is struck with yet another such cataclysm, whose direct impact falls upon the Queen of the Sea, a cruise ship in the Caribbean. When the convulsions subside, the crew and passengers of the ship discover that they have arrived in a new and frightening world.
They are in the Mediterranean now, not the Caribbean. Still worse, they discover that the disaster has sent them more than two thousand years back in time, into what will become known as the Hellenistic Period. It is a time in which Greek civilization spreads around the Mediterranean and beyond. It is a time of chaos. A time of civil war. A time of bloodshed.
This is the new world in which the Queen of the Sea finds itself. Can Marie Easley and Captain Lars Flodden guide the crew and passengers through this cataclysm? Fortunately, they have some help: a young Norwegian ship?s officer who forms an attachment to Alexander?s widow; a French officer who is a champion pistol marksman; a canny Congressman from Utah?and, most of all, many people of the time who are drawn to a vision of the better world of the future.
About Eric Flint?s Ring of Fire series:
?This alternate history series is?a landmark???Booklist
?[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.??Booklist
??reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis???Publishers Weekly« less