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Monday, September 1, 2008

The Thousand Cities by Harry Turtledove (Book III of The Time of Troubles Series)

The third book in the Time of Troubles Series which deals with a Byzantine Empire time period goes back to the point of view of the Makuran’s general Abivard. In the first book Abivard’s viewpoint as one of the barbarous hill people looked at the Empire and the nomadic tribes. The second book was written from the perspective of the Videssos Empire. Turtledove shows how perspective so clearly shows who is right, who is wrong, who is good and who is evil, from their own perspective. To carry this a step further one might suspect that Turtledove is trying to make a point that there are two sides to every conflict and the ability to see another’s point of view might help in conflict resolution. Of course, it may just be a good story. The political intrigue, the erratic nature of the rulers all make for an interesting read.

Body of work of Harry Turtledove



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