The Winter of the World Author:Poul Anderson First came the ice - and a magnificent civilization collapsed beneath the glaciers. Then all men became barbarians living in a time of chaos. But out of confusion came new and perhaps, stronger cultures: the Seafolk, who were slowly rediscovering the precious knowledge which had long been forgotten; the Rahidian-Barommian Empire, determined t... more »o weave its web of power over the entire world; the Rogaviki, a nomadic people whom many named barbarians though they might h\prove to be the most advanced civilization of all.
Each of them had a destiny to fulfill. But if the Empire carried out all its plans, neither the Seafolk nor the Rogaviki would long survive. So Josserek Derrain came secretly to Andalin to meet with the Lady Donya of the Rogaviki. And when the Imperials were ready to march down their road of conquest, Josserek and Donya had made plans of their own. Thus it was that the masters of warcraft collided with the powers of science and a people not quite human in an explosive meeting which changed the future of their world . . .« less