By Poul Anderson
Welcome to an alternative civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a global the place Hamlet as soon as brooded and Othello jealously raged. the following faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race around the panorama whereas manned balloons go with the flow above the nation-state, and the main revered historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The 12 months is 1644, and the battle among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. while Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive through Cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the attractive Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece. Escaping with the aid of his newfound cherished and the dependable trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the wooded area, the place the faerie folks who stay there have a vested curiosity within the final result of the nice and bloody clash. notwithstanding the fanatics needs to quickly part—with the prince venture a deadly undertaking for his magical benefactors that can flip the tide of war—Rupert and his girl love might be without end joined by means of the jewelry awarded to them through King Oberon and Queen Titania. And regardless of the unusual, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they're destined to come across, they're going to continually have the ability to locate one another back . . . so long as their love is still true.
Nominated for the realm fable Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a big achievement—a pleasant alternate-history myth that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare’s performs to breathtaking existence with kind, wit, and exceptional imagination.
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