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The Stolen Throne (Time of Troubles #1)

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THE BORDER WARS
An uneasy peace had prevailed these last few years between the Empire of Videssos and rival Makuran. But now Makuran's King of Kings alerted his border holdings--even the small fortress where Abivard's father was lord--to prepare for barbarian raids. But Abivard himself received a warning of a different sort: an eerie prophecy of a field, a hill, and a shiel
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Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published May 31st 1995 by Del Rey (first published 1995)
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Hannelie
Dec 13, 2016 Hannelie rated it it was ok
So I have started this book... It is important to note that I have never read one of Harry Turtledove's books before. Unfortunately it did not start well. I find that the sentences are a bit too long, when I finally finish with it, I have to go back to read it again just to mame sense of it. I also do not understand why there is a whole new measuring system, I now have no idea about how much I should imagine it. I feel that the book has a bit of a steep learning curve, something which the author ...more
Brentman99
Dec 07, 2013 Brentman99 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like Turtledove's Videssos books.
The Time of the Troubles series was quite good. Another addition to the World of Videssos saga, this series keeps exploring different aspects of something Turtledove has developed quite well.

Overall, I enjoyed the series.
Pam Bales
Jan 22, 2016 Pam Bales rated it really liked it
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Book one of the Time of Troubles, this is Videssos early on. If you a re a fantasy fan and haven't found Harry Turtledove, give him a try. The Misplaced Legion series is many centuries later. An excellent read.
Craig
Jun 15, 2007 Craig rated it liked it
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Action takes place in a land with customs similar to those of Islamic countries. Concerned primarily with political intrigue and war with a neighboring kingdom - a bit of magic thrown in. Decent plotting and interesting characters.
Diana Sandberg
Jun 21, 2009 Diana Sandberg rated it did not like it
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Oh blech. Boring, boring, boring. This guy is so dreary I don’t understand how he can have so many books published. Dropped this one at page 30. Zzzzzzzzzz.
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Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History". Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce
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