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Burdens of the Dead

(2013)
(The fourth book in the Heirs of Alexandria series)
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Sequel to Much Fall of Blood, book 4 in the Heirs of Alexandria series. Civilization at the crossroads. In an alternate Renaissance where magic works, a captain of Italian forces must deal with gods, goddesses and warfare in order to save his daughter at the siege of Constantinople - and prevent a new dark age.

In an alternate 15th century where magic still is part of life, the Holy Roman Empire rules Europe. Constantinople is under siege by the Venetians and their allies. Hekate, Goddess of Crossroads, presides over the conflict and carnage as alternate visions of civilization collide. And since Constantinople is the crossroad city of east and west, and it is here that Italian captain Benito Valdosta must deal with the powerful magical manifestation of the Weeping Woman, a disguised Hekate, in order to save his daughter and to destroy the fleets of the Chernobog assembling in the Black Sea before they can cut into the soft underbelly of Europe.

With land battles, naval action, cunning assassinations, and heartbreak aplenty - not to mention the ongoing conflict between Lord of the Dead and Benito for the love of a woman, civilization is at the crossroads and choices must be made that will bring victory and freedom for centuries to come - or a new Dark Age.

About the Heirs of Alexander series:
"In this world, broken off from ours in A.D. 349. . . Christian magic battles blackest sorcery. . . making for hours of old-fashioned reading fun . . . Lackey, Flint and Freer [are] mixmasters of nearly every heard-of myth." - Publishers Weekly

"[V]ast and absorbing . . . it is almost impossible to put it down while the tension remains high . . . Lackey and associates' areas of expertise, including naval history and classical mythology, are smoothly blended." - Booklist


The Heirs of Alexander Series:

The Shadow of the Lion
A Mankind Witch (stand-alone novel)
This Rough Magic
Much Fall of Blood
Burdens of the Dead

Genre: Fantasy    

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Used availability for Dave Freer's Burdens of the Dead

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Burdens of the Dead (Heirs of Alexandria)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer
ISBN: 1-4516-3874-4 / 978-1-4516-3874-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Burdens of the Dead (Heirs of Alexandria)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer
ISBN: 1-4767-3668-5 / 978-1-4767-3668-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Burdens of the Dead (Heirs of Alexandria Book 4)
Author(s): Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA