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This classic novel pits Martin Padway, a twentieth-century archaeologist inexplicably removed to 535 AD, against the Byzantine military, fierce Gothic warriors, and a generally superstitious society. This is a critical period of time; in our time line, the Byzantines and Goths fought each other to exhaustion over ownership of Italy, and it is this that Padway is trying against hope to change.
The review of this Book prepared by Ken Norlie








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Really long ago

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   archaeologist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Mountains Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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