Shards of Empire by Susan Shwartz

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In tenth-century Byzantium, as a power struggle erupts between Christianity and the old gods, Leo Ducas, a young soldier in the service of the emperor and Christ, is betrayed in battle and travels the length of the empire is search of solace.

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Susan Shwartz is the author of such acclaimed novels as "The Grail of Hearts", "Shards of Empire", and "Hostile Takeover". She lives in Forest Hills, New York.
Published December 1, 1996 by Tor Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Historical fantasy set in the Byzantine Empire of the 11th century, from the author of Empire of the Eagle (1993, with Andre Norton).

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Medieval fantasy has proved the literary making of Schwartz, whose acclaimed last novel, Grail of Hearts, was set primarily in the Arthurian cosmos. Now this talented author turns to 10th-century Byza

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