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Bridge of the Separator (The Videssos Books #12)

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Rhavas was a good, holy, and pious man-and the cousin of the Avtokrator. He would probably have become ecumenical patriarch of the Empire in the capital, Videssos the city . . . if his world had not suddenly and tragically fallen apart when the Empire of Videssos erupted into civil war and the Khamorth barbarians swarm over the borders. As the home he loved was brutally sa ...more
Paperback, 565 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Baen Books (first published 2005)
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D.w.
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Unless you are so engrossed in Videssos that you have to know all the thoughts rumbling in Turtledove's mind as to why things are what they are in the books he wrote previously. Don't read this book.

As said in other reviews, it is backstory.

Grim backstory.

For the dark side. But who cares? Are we not supposed to be connected to our stories. Don't we want some conclusion that leaves us with peace. Here we have something that fills in a gap that did not need it.

Turtledove is a historian first and m
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Paul Trembling
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good fantasy has a well developed background, making a realistic world that includes politics, economy, religion, etc. - as well as swords and sorcery! A lot of fantasy writers fall down on these sort of background details, and religion especially is often just sketched in if not ignored entirely. But not with Harry Turtledove. The Videssos Empire is richly detailed, and it's religion is central to the story. The main character, Rhavas, is a senior cleric, something of a high-flyer, an accompl ...more
Brentman99
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like Turtledove's Videssos series.
This was a good book that builds upon Turtledove's great Videssos world. This is a look into the dark side of the religion and I found it a good read.
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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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The Videssos Books (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • An Emperor for the Legion (The Videssos Cycle, #2)
  • The Legion of Videssos (The Videssos Cycle, #3)
  • Swords of the Legion (The Videssos Cycle, #4)
  • Krispos Rising (The Tale of Krispos, #1)
  • Krispos of Videssos (The Tale of Krispos, #2)
  • Krispos the Emperor (The Tale of Krispos, #3)
  • The Stolen Throne (Time of Troubles, #1)
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  • The Thousand Cities (Time of Troubles , #3)

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