Second in a thrilling new series of counter-factual historical thrillers from an SF master and, with Terry Pratchett, co-author of the Long Earth books.
It begins with the death of the last Roman and ends with the crowning of a king, the birth of a new order.
As the centuries between these two events pass, as Britain emerges from the ruins of Roman rule to become a vibrant, rich power in its own right, as invasions ebb and flow and Kings rule and die, a single thread is spun and stretched.
A prophecy found in the shadow of Hadrian's crumbling wall, a prophecy preserved by the monks at Lindisfarne. A prophecy remembered, a prophecy handed down.
A prophecy that speaks of the cross, of dragons from the north. Of a new world and of a new empire.
A prophecy fulfilled in one remarkable year: 1066.
CONQUEROR is a fast moving historical thriller that casts a bright light onto a shadowy period of British history and brings it to vibrant life. Steeped in blood and violence this was also a time of artistic endeavour, a time of nation building and law-giving.
And it is a time of chance, where history can be shaped by the Weaver ...
Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.