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Lion's Blood
Lion's Blood
Author: Steven Barnes
Lion's Blood deals with an alternate history universe in which Africa colonized the Americas, bringing European slaves here. The history of this world stretches back to 400 B.C., when Socrates refused to drink the hemlock that killed him, escaping Athens to Egypt, where he opened a school of philosophy. The novel takes place in approximat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446612210
ISBN-10: 0446612219
Publication Date: 2/2003
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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buzzby avatar reviewed Lion's Blood on + 6062 more book reviews
From what I read, I'll give him credit for a comparitively well-thought out alternate world. But I found the writing, specifically character development, too shallow.
lisareinke avatar reviewed Lion's Blood on + 123 more book reviews
Another out of tune instrument on the alternate American history bandwagon.
darcyjo avatar reviewed Lion's Blood on + 79 more book reviews
For those with a taste for alternate history, (a la Harry Turtledove), Steven Barnes' "Lion's Blood" is a look at what might have happened if the tables were turned in the Old South. If Rome had been overcome by Egypt and African nations, who would have been the civilized countries? In this book, North America has been colonized by African nations, and the south is Islamic and African ruled. And, to complete the picture, slaves are white Europeans, shipped in from Western Europe and the British isles.
If you enjoy "What if?" and history turned around, this is an excellent read.

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