By Poul Anderson

ISBN-10: 0345244044

ISBN-13: 9780345244048

ISBN-10: 0385055056

ISBN-13: 9780385055055

ISBN-10: 0812530799

ISBN-13: 9780812530797

Nebula and global myth Award Finalist: an attractive story of intrigue, love, battle, magic, and swashbuckling experience set in an alternative universe the place fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare’s fictional characters are real

Welcome to another civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a international the place Hamlet as soon as brooded and Othello jealously raged. the following faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race around the panorama whereas manned balloons waft above the nation-state, and the main revered historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.
 
The 12 months is 1644, and the battle among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. while Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive through Cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the attractive Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece. Escaping with assistance from his newfound liked and the dependable trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the woodland, the place the faerie people who reside there have a vested curiosity within the end result of the nice and bloody clash. even though the fans needs to quickly part—with the prince project a deadly undertaking for his magical benefactors that may flip the tide of war—Rupert and his girl love could be without end joined through the jewelry awarded to them via King Oberon and Queen Titania. And regardless of the unusual, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they're destined to come across, they are going to regularly have the ability to locate one another back . . . so long as their love continues to be true.
 
Nominated for the area delusion Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a monstrous achievement—a pleasant alternate-history delusion that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare’s performs to breathtaking existence with variety, wit, and unprecedented imagination.

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