Destiny's Shield by Eric Flint

By Eric Flint

EVIL FROM past TIMEThe Malwa Empire squats like a toad throughout sixth century India, commanded through ruthless males with wicked appetites. the article from the far away destiny that instructions them is way worse.AN consultant with no BODYThose who oppose the purulent Hell the Malwa will make of Earth have despatched a crystal, Aide, to halt their boost. Aide holds all human wisdom -- yet he can't act via himself.A CHAMPION FOR ALL TIMESCount Belisarius, the best normal of the age and maybe of every age, needs to outwit the evil empire -- after which, while there isn't any longer room to move, to satisfy it sword-edge to sword-edge, because,no topic what it costsEVIL can't be ALLOWED TO RULE males!

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Bouzes nodded. Coutzes snarled: “He says that doesn’t change regulations. ” Now, Baresmanas laughed. “My nephew wouldn’t know how to smuggle if his life depended on it! ” Belisarius spurred his horse into motion. “Let’s get to Callinicum. ” asked Coutzes. He seemed a bit aggrieved. Belisarius smiled. “Five, actually. ” “ ‘Deadly with a blade, is Belisarius,’ ” murmured Maurice. They entered Callinicum two hours later, in mid-afternoon. The general’s first order of business was to ensure that the last group of builders and artisans still with him were adequately housed.

How did this lunatic ever get to be a general, anyway? By the time we get there, a litter of kittens could whip us, we’ll be so worn out. Crazy fucking Thracian. How did this lunatic ever get to be a general, anyway? “You have been pushing them rather hard,” said Baresmanas. Belisarius snorted. ” He turned in his own saddle, scowling. “In point of fact, Bares-manas, the pace we’ve been maintaining since we left Constantinople is considerably less than my own troops are accustomed to. ” His scowl deepened.

Kurush drained his goblet and reached for one of the small amphorae on the table. He began speaking while in the process of pouring himself more wine. “There were hundreds of ships in the Malwa invasion fleet. Gigantic vessels, many of them. ” Kurush eyed him with respectful surprise. ” Belisarius chuckled. “I don’t. Or very little, at least. But one of my companions in Bharakuccha was Garmat, the chief adviser for the King of Axum.

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