By Poul Anderson
Welcome to an alternative civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a international 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 warfare among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. while Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive by way of Cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the attractive Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece. Escaping with assistance from his newfound loved and the unswerving trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the wooded area, the place the faerie people who live there have a vested curiosity within the consequence of the nice and bloody clash. although the fanatics needs to quickly part—with the prince project a deadly venture for his magical benefactors which may flip the tide of war—Rupert and his woman love should be endlessly joined by way of the earrings awarded to them via 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 constantly have the capacity to locate one another back . . . so long as their love is still true.
Nominated for the area fable Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a tremendous achievement—a pleasant alternate-history fable that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare’s performs to breathtaking lifestyles with kind, wit, and extraordinary imagination.
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