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The Shadow of Ararat (The oath of the Empire) Mass Market Paperback – 15 May 2000

3.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Oath of Empire Series

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 793 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; New edition edition (15 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812590090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812590098
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 3.6 x 16.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,540,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"What lies in the shadow of Ararat, that mountain far to the east of Rome? I'll leave that for you to discover, along with the multitude of fascinations in this extraordinary debut." --"Locus" "Vivid, clever, and complex--war and treachery in a Rome where magic works!" --David Drake "Harlan's command of military strategy and tactics is thorough and vividly realized. When Roman and Persian armies clash in these pages, we can feel the dust sting our eyes and the ground shake beneath the rush of cavalry charges...."The Shadow of Ararat" is not only an ambitious debut novel, but a first-rate alternate history by any standard." --"Amazing Stories" "Thomas Harlan takes on the Roman Empire and wins! High and low, male and female, nice and supremely's all here in intriguing detail--including swift flashes of humor and a well-grounded feel for everyday life, whether in the bedroom or on the battlefield." --Ellen Kushner


In what would be AD 600 in our history, the Roman Empire still stands, supported by the twin pillars of the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Angustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Angustus Heraclius.

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