Read The Alexander Inheritance Online Free - NEW TIME TRAVEL ALT. HISTORY FROM A MASTER: Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history. Here then, a new tale of persons displaced in time, fighting for their lives.
Twice before, mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space and back in time first, with the Grantville Disaster in West Virginia, and then again with a maximum security prison in southern Illinois.
Now, the planet is struck with yet another such cataclysm, whose direct impact falls upon the Queen of the Sea, a cruise ship in the Caribbean. When the convulsions subside, the crew and passengers of the ship discover that they have arrived in a new and frightening world.
They are in the Mediterranean now, not the Caribbean. Still worse, they discover that the disaster has sent them more than two thousand years back in time. Following the advice of an historian among the passengers, Marie Easley, they sail to Egypt or, at least, where they hope Egypt will be.
Sure enough, Egypt is there ruled over by Ptolemy, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty and one of Alexander the Great s chief generals.
Alexander the Great, it turns outs, died just two years ago. The western world has just entered what would become known as the Hellenistic Period of history, during which time Greek civilization would spread around the Mediterranean and beyond. But the first fifty years of the Hellenistic Period was the Age of Diadochi the Time of the Successors when Alexander s empire would collapse into chaos. By the time the Successors finished their strife, every single member of Alexander s dynasty would be murdered and only three of the generals who began that civil war would still be alive.
That is the new world in which the Queen of the Sea finds itself. Can Marie Easley and Captain Lars Flodden guide the crew and passengers through this cataclysm? Fortunately, they have some help: a young Norwegian ship s officer who forms an attachment to Alexander s widow; a French officer who is a champion pistol marksman; a canny Congressman from Utah and, most of all, many people of the time who are drawn to a vision of the better world of the future.
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July 10, 2017
An overall interesting and good book about a huge 21st century cruise ship that gets, for the lack better explanation, magically transported from said 21st century to the 4th. Some dates would make things easier to understand, especially since I didn't do things like include A.D. and B.C.
April 16, 2017
Very good, I read it in less than 1 day, nearly non-stop.
July 06, 2017
fast and ok'ish but no 1633/34, more like some of the mediocre sequels in the sprawling 163* multi-author series; the narrative fragmentation and lack of interesting characters beyond a few like Alexander's wife and Ptolemy are balanced here by the newness of the series and the world building set...
July 23, 2017
I'm a big fan of the Ring of Fire books that are actually BY Eric Flint--and some of the others are great too, but that depends on which of multiple authors wrote them. This one is actually by several authors. but it's a pretty good book. The bad news is that it has too many POV characters for my...
August 27, 2017
I made to about page 80 something before I decided I had enough. Page 80 something felt like 180 something, it seemed like I'd been reading for ages. It just seemed so slow going to me. I'd rather go on and try another book I might like better.
The concept of a cruise ship going back in time to 30...
April 26, 2017
This is a new world created by those aliens who's art keep moving parts of earth between different time periods. This time it is a cruise ship that goes from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. But they don't just change locations they change time periods and this time it is just after the death...
June 28, 2017
For somebody who is seriously interested in the political maneuverings after the death of Alexander the Great, this would doubtless be a fascinating book. For me, I'd rather have read more about how the people on the cruise ship adapted to being stranded in this time and how they affected the cul...
July 19, 2017
I liked the idea. The book was a little lackluster.
July 28, 2017
The Alexander Inheritance is technically a part of Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series begun with 1632. In the multiverse of the Ring of Fire (or Assiti Shards as it is sometimes called, though that name has kind of fallen out of use), an advanced alien species, the Assiti, practice an art-form of s...
February 01, 2018
I generally like the 1632 series and related books. They are generally a wonderful read and sometimes thought provoking. This is not a favorite. Certain aspects largely ruined it for me. First, it is clear that the authors are much less familiar with the Hellenistic era than Flint is with the 30...