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Navigator: Time's Tapestry, Book Three by Stephen Baxter
Review by Paul Haggerty
Ace Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015597
Date: 02 January 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

There are wars of men and ideas that wash across the landscape. There are wars of words that seek to bend people to a particular way of life. And in the Time's Tapestry series, there's a war of time itself where those in the distant future continually meddle with the time stream, trying to rewrite history itself to serve their purposes. In the 11th century A.D. the war between Islam and Christianity is a never ending series of battles that continually shifts the front lines across Europe, each side ascending in power, then wilting under the opposition onslaught. But there are other powers in the world, empires and hordes that could wash over Europe and make the whole feud moot. And for those whose families have been pawns to the prophecies of the meddlers from the future, the true history of the world is becoming more and more in doubt.

From official release/information:

From publicity material: In a war between Christianity and Islam at the end of the 15th century, the tapestry of time's prophecy proves to be true when a rogue priest dreams of the final defeat of Islam. This is the first image of the tapestry. The priest dreams of agents coming from the future to tamper with the past and change history and religion forever. At this point in time, different nations are fighting for global control until one explorer dares to stretch the boundaries of the earth to find the new world. Christopher Columbus is just at the beginning of his voyage and is desperately seeking funding for his adventure. But what if some mysterious agent unravels the strands of the time tapestry and stops Christopher from his destiny?

(Source: Ace)

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