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By Harry Turtledove

Foul sorcery had slain the Emperor. Now the military of Videssos, betrayed by way of one man's craven folly, fled in panic from the savage victors. yet there has been no panic within the Legion, mysteriously displaced from Gaul and Rome into this unusual international of magic.

Wearily, Tribune Marcus Scaurus led his males in the course of the chaos and enemy hordes looking for iciness quarters, to regroup and search to affix up with Thorisin Gavras, now rightful ruler of Videssos.

But in Videssos town, capital of the beleaguered realm, Ortaias Sphrantzes, whose cowardice had prompted their defeat, now sat upon the throne. There, at the back of nice partitions that had continuously made town impregnable to typhoon or siege, he governed with the aid of evil sorcery. Overthrowing him appeared impossible.

Grimly, Marcus Scaurus begun the lengthy march via antagonistic state towards that probably hopeless test.

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This discipline was indebted to him for quite remarkable discoveries, and in 1853 A Treaty of Transcendental Crystallography by Professor Otto Lidenbrock had appeared in Leipzig, a large folio with illustrations which, however, did not cover its expenses. Add to all this that my uncle was curator of the museum of mineralogy established by Mr. Struve, the Russian ambassador, a valuable collection whose reputation is known throughout Europe. This, then, was the person who called me with such impatience.

1877 Les Indes noires (The Child of the Cavern) and Hector Servadac are published. Verne buys his last yacht, the Saint- Michel III. 1880 Verne cruises to Scotland and Ireland. 1881 Verne cruises to Holland, Denmark, and Germany.  1883 Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island is published.  1885 Victor Hugo dies. English novelist Henry Rider Haggard publishes King Solomon’s Mines. 1886 Verne’s deranged nephew, Gaston, shoots him in the leg, laming him for life. This personal disaster, and his growing cynicism about industrialization, marks a turn toward pessimism in Verne’s outlook and writing.

Verne himself gave his novels the general title Voyages extraordinaires: Les mondes connus et inconnus (Extraordinary Journeys: Known and Unknown Worlds). In an age of colonial expansion and geographical exploration all over the world, the blank spaces on Europeans’ maps of the globe were shrinking fast. Verne’s novels look forward to a time when exotic countries will be too familiar to warrant further exploration, and turn instead to other unknown realms and other kinds of exploratory journey in the air, under water, inside the Earth, or in outer space.

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