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Krispos of Videssos (Tale of Krispos, No 2)
Krispos of Videssos - Tale of Krispos, No 2 Author:Harry Turtledove Against all expectations, Krispos had won the crown of Videssos. But how long could he hope to keep head and crown together? — For trouble was brewing in every, quarter. Civil war erupted under Petronas, the late Emperor's uncle. A brilliant general and a canny politician, Petronas had a very personal score to settle against the upstart Krispos.
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And even as rebel troops took the field against the untried Emperor, outland raiders swept down from the northlands in a tide of carnage. The power stemmed from foulest sorcery, and Videssos' wizards could not counter its evil curse.
Krispos reign showed every sign of being brief -- and very bloody...« less