Time’s Tapestry Book One

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  • ISBN 9781101208915
  • 384 Pages
  • Ace
  • Adult


The first novel in Stephen Baxter’s acclaimed Time’s Tapestry series.

“EPIC HISTORICAL FICTION laced with a science fiction premise…a vividly convincing picture of a past world.”—SFX

It is The Prophecy. Inscribed in Latin, the ancient scroll has resided in the hands of a single family for generations, revealing secrets about the world that is to come, and guiding them to wealth and power. It begins when a Celtic noble betrays his people at the behest of his mother’s belief in The Prophecy—and sides with the conquering Roman legions.
For the next 400 years, Britannia thrives, as does the family while Rome rules over the island. But loyalties are torn when Constantine, most powerful Emperor of them all, comes to Britannia.
And even as the sun begins to set on the Roman Empire, the Prophecy is renewed—a message from an unknowable future promising the world to those who can decipher its cryptic words…


Written by: Stephen Baxter


“Baxter produces something new and subtly different in the time travel genre. A multi-generational story of how an idea can permeate time and change the parameters of human existence…with a large cast of Romans, ancient Britons, and colorful settings.”—S. M. Stirling
“Epic historical fiction laced with a science fiction premise…a vividly convincing picture of a past world.”—SFX
“Strong imagination and a capacity for awe abound in the work of Stephen Baxter.”—The London Times Literary Supplement
“Formally audacious, constantly surprising, clinically subversive of the genre norms, cosmic irony always at hand to awe and undercut the reader.”—Locus
“Baxter at his best.”—The Guardian (London)

From the Paperback edition.


Time’s Tapestry