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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    Ben Jeapes
  • ISBN:
    0385750137
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385750134
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  • Publisher:
    David Fickling Books; First Edition edition (March 8, 2005)
  • Pages:
    448 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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0385750137 (ISBN13: 9780385750134).

Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the powerful Holekhors as alien airships fly in the skies over seventeenth century London. This is an extraordinary and thrilling novel, entirely original, and based in one of the most interesting periods of English history. Read about what MIGHT have happened in the seventeenth century - life could have been very different for us all

Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the .

Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the powerful Holekhors as alien airships fly in the skies over 17th-century London.

You would be excused, perhaps, for thinking that this is the introduction to a thrilling historical novel. However, in the middle of battle, a third force has emerged with weaponry much more powerful than that of either combatant even combined.

Ben Jeapes is the author of The Xenocide Mission, The Ark, Winged Chariot, and 18 short stories, most of which can be found at his Web site: ww. ff.

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. Ben Jeapes is the author of The Xenocide Mission, The Ark, Winged Chariot, and 18 short stories, most of which can be found at his Web site: ww. He lives in Oxfordshire, England. Published January 1, 2004 by David Fickling Books. 336 pages Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.

Despite various interpretations of this term, it is primarily associated with the ideological notion of global governance only in the sense of new collective efforts to identify, understand, or address worldwide problems that go beyond the capacity of individual nation-states to solve.

He runs his own science fiction publishing company, Big Engine, and lives in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Country of Publication.

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Only the completely original and unalloyed Jeapesian imagination could think of launching a full-scale alien invasion right into the middle of the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, as well as a young King Charles II, face the full might of the powerful Holekhors as alien airships fly in the skies over 17th-century London. This is an extraordinary and thrilling novel, entirely original, and based in one of the most interesting periods of English history. Read about what might have happened in the 17th century—life could have been very different for us all. . . .

Fast Lovebird
Stupid title aside, this book is an excellent alternate history. The author has really shown his work about the actual history of the period. Characters are believable and not caricatures and the story flows at a good pace, doing justice to his setting.
Bolv
I must confess that the premise of this book took a bit of getting used to: an alien invasion - more correctly, an alternative world invasion - during the English Civil War. I was also disappointed that Jeapes made no serious attempt to make the dialogue sound authentic; true 17th century speech may have been a bit difficult for some modern readers to contend with (the era is just post-Shakespeare) but a compromise would have been good.

Once the story really gets going, however, it is excellent. I was impressed by the efforts Jeapes has made, after the admittedly extreme variation of introducing alternate-world dwellers and advanced technology into the 17th century, to keep as close as possible to the actual history of England. He even adds an historical postscript to explain the difference between his version and the real history - though incorporating a clever bit of fiction as well.

The characters - both historical and fictional - are well depicted, their concerns and their moral dilemmas are explained well, and the plot is both logical and enthralling.
Cae
The prior review by "Harriet Klausner" is plainly by someone who has not read the book. At best she had read the jacket notes and merely rewritten them. Her description applies to about the first three chapters of the book. There's lots more after that.

Anyway, the book is written for a young adult reader. As such I'd call it a decent read. Probably a 5-star read if I were still a teenager, but the characters and plot were perhaps a little slight and the idea not enirely original. But there's some interesting historical background which an American kid would never get in school but which would be stock stuff for an English kid.

The basic idea is, at first, introduction of advanced technology (rifles, airships, etc.) into the English Civil War. Turtledove tends to get credit for this idea (see his Guns of the South), but the idea's been around since at least the late 1960s and was perhaps best done by de Camp in his Lest Darkness Fall. However, in Jeapes' book the advanced tech doesn't come from the future, it comes from... well, you'll have to read a bit to get the first glimpse of that. Read on and you'll figure out exactly where it is that "John Donder" et al come from.

Donder isn't the only main character of the book. The lost son, whom he finds right away, is just as important. And as major supporting characters we have the Stuart royal family, Cromwell, Monk, and others. Also Donder's compatriots from wherever it is that they come from. Much of this book turns on John Donder's conflicted loyalties and on the efforts of the Englishmen to overcome their divisions and fight off the mutual enemy.
Zehaffy
The civil war between the forces of Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II has devastated the countryside, but by May looks like it's nearly over with the monarch barley escaping recently with his life. However, in the middle of battle, a third force has emerged with weaponry much more powerful than that of either combatant even combined.

Observing a battle, John Donder recognizes the rifle that has not been invented for another two plus centuries. The Holekhors are influencing the war on land, at sea, and for the first time fighting from the air. John having been stranded here before seeks the woman he loves and left behind years ago though he knows time and space are linear when he first fell through a portal. Now in the present of mid seventeenth century England, a late nineteenth century army led by General Dhon Do has invaded the countryside, but learning that he previously sired a child before his earlier timely departure has shocked and awed him.

This is a terrific alternate history tale with a powerful science fiction cut that changes English history at a pivotal moment with time traveling aliens. The story line is action-packed, but also brings to life the reality of the era by comparing it to later weaponry and tactics and through some of the key historical figures. Though targeting a teenage crowd, Harry Turtledove fans will appreciate Ben Jeapes brilliant novel of THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

Harriet Klausner
jorik
Excellent read, engaging plot with unexpected twists.