By J. Gregory Keyes
1722: A moment darkish Age looms. An asteroid has devastated the Earth, referred to as down via dire creatures who plot opposed to the realm of guys. The brilliant-- a few say mad--Isaac Newton has taken safe haven in historical Prague. There, along with his younger apprentice Ben Franklin, he plumbs the secrets and techniques of the aetheric beings who've so approximately destroyed humanity.But their safeguard is tenuous. Peter the nice marches his unstoppable forces throughout Europe. And part a global away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate gather a celebration of colonial luminaries to move the Atlantic and realize what has befallen the previous international. With them sails purple sneakers, a Choctaw shaman whose mysterious connections to the invisible international warn him that they're all relocating towards a war of words as violent because it is decisive . . .
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Soon enough they found many more bricks and building stones, most shattered and blackened. After a time they found something more. “Foundations,” Nairne observed. Red Shoes had guessed that as well, for here he noticed the land touched by white man’s squareness again, though now reduced to walls a few inches high. Some had lost their regularity, cut into pieces by something that had incised a furrow in the earth that went on for as far as they could see. In other places the ground was dished out, as if poked by a giant’s finger.
And then, of course, there was himself. “So you’ve discovered England,” Nairne whispered to him. ” Red Shoes grinned slightly. ” “We shall find the point, I hope,” Nairne said and took the lead. They kept to the higher ground, skirting the noisome fens on the west, and for a few hours found or saw nothing remarkable. But then Mather, who walked somewhat stooped, as if reading the ground, grunted. “Look here,” he said, and held up a brick. Soon enough they found many more bricks and building stones, most shattered and blackened.
I no longer follow you,” Red Shoes admitted, trying to keep anger from sharpening his tone. “Scholars have long pondered your existence on these shores—” “And we are much gratified by that interest,” Red Shoes assured him. The preacher glared briefly before going on. “It seems clear that Lucifer showed you the way to these lands that he might have whole continents of damned men and women. Those same powawes I have converted admit as much, and admit as well that their dark lord is angered by the presence of Jesus in these colonies.