By S. M. Stirling
Against the Tide of Years keeps the adventures of the Nantucket citizens who've been transported via time to the Bronze Age. within the years considering that their arrival, the fledging Republic of Nantucket has striven to raised the primitive global within which they now exist. Their best matters are developing a structure and dealing with the waves of immigrants from the British Isles. yet a renegade time vacationer plans his personal destiny by means of forging an empire for himself according to conquest by way of glossy know-how. The Republic has no replacement yet to stand the inevitable warfare attributable to one in every of their own....
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He doesn't want deserters getting away and setting up in opposition, does he? The road takes a right bend here towards the bridge, and there's a road joins it from the right. " "Right, do what I told you. Take a tip from that ambulance we passed. All right, Martha, my sweet? " As they rounded the bend, Timberlane slumped over the wheel, trailing his right hand out of the window. Pitt slumped beside him, the other two lolled back in their seats. Steering carefully, Timberlane negotiated their vehicle in a drunken line towards the public house Pitt had mentioned.
Giving him a searching glance, Timberlane said, "You're sick, man. " The revolver jerked. "Just get her rolling. " He coughed, and ran a hand heavily over his face. One of his eyelids developed a nervous flutter and he glanced over his shoulder at Martha. " With Timberlane hugging the wheel, they crawled down a little dead side street. Two Cowley Fathers in black habits were carrying a woman between them, moving with difficulty under her weight; her left hand trailed against the pavement. They stood absolutely still as the truck came level with them and did not move until it had gone past.
They climbed into a Windrush. Under Pitt's control, the motor faltered and caught, and they moved slowly across the parade ground and through the gates with a wave at the sentries. The new day had brought no improvement in Oxford's appearance. Down Hollow Way, a row of semi-detacheds burned in a devitalized fashion, as though a puff of wind might extinguish the blaze; smoke from the fire hung over the area. Near the old motor works, there was military activity, much of it disorganized. They heard a shot fired.
Against the Tide of Years (The Change, Book 2; Nantucket, Book 2) by S. M. Stirling