By J. Gregory Keyes
1722: A moment darkish Age looms. An asteroid has devastated the Earth, referred to as down by means of dire creatures who plot opposed to the realm of guys. The brilliant-- a few say mad--Isaac Newton has taken safe haven in old Prague. There, together 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 good 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Blackbeard the pirate gather a celebration of colonial luminaries to move the Atlantic and notice what has befallen the outdated international. With them sails pink 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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Frisk did not even pause but swept past him, launching the edge of his saber at the burly fellow approaching behind. The Muscovite cried out and swiped wildly with his sword; Frisk beat the blade away as if it were a toy wielded by a child and pressed on. The fellow fell back, grunting, cut viciously at the Swede’s head; but Frisk wasn’t there, was instead skipping to the side, bolt upright, sword flicking like a snake’s tongue despite his shirt and waistcoat being drenched in his own blood. And then the larger man was down, wrapped around his own belly and its deep new navel.
Yes, me. I am the only man of science among you, the only member of the Royal Society. We have here a puzzle, gentlemen, and it is, I believe, a scientific one. ” “Well, the whole council represented on foot then,” Blackbeard noted. ” There was, of course, only one answer to that. The earth beneath the grass was as black as charcoal. In fact, it was charcoal, as Mather noticed almost immediately. “Evidence of conflagration,” he murmured. “You mean ‘twas burnt,” Tug said, looking about worriedly at the featureless landscape.
I see. ” “Governor, we have seen no goods from France or England in several years now. We should like new muskets, powder, shot—wherever it may come from. ” “You are an honest man,” Bienville said. “I have heard you are, as well,” Red Shoes answered. ” Bienville chewed his lip for a moment, and then drew his musket from its place at his saddle and laid it across his lap. ” Bienville nodded absently. “Everything that I’ve said in the meetings is true. I do have ships, and my oaths concerning the voyage are good.
A Calculus of Angels (The Age of Unreason, Book 2) by J. Gregory Keyes