Kingdom River Author:Mitchell Smith INVASION FROM THE WEST — IN a world suffering from a new Ice Age, the Kipchak Khan and his mounted army have swept across a land bridge from Asia and down the western coast of what was once Canada and the United States. Now he is poised to strike deep into the heart of Middle Kingdom, a vast trade-driven nation rules from an island in the middle ... more »of the glacier-widened Mississippi River.
Queen Joan rules MIddle Kingdom with a heart as cold as the wall of ice that bordered her first home in Colorado. But to face the Khan, she needs the combordered skills of a young man, Sam Monroe- and to get them, she must pledge not only the hand of her daughter but her very throne.
From the far north, the elders of the ice-bound city of Boston send an ambassadress to Sam- a spay, as he well knows. Boston-town holds its ancient science close, and fears the growing strength of Middle Kingdom. Yet the elders fear the Khan's fierceness even more. Will they choose sides, or simply watch and wait?« less