Summary

A transdimensional anthropologist can't keep herself from interfering with Earth's darkest period of history in this brilliant science fiction debut.
In medieval Italy, Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from an alien world racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death.
Habidah discovers that neither her home's plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio's ravaged planet are as she's been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain
©2018 Tristan Palmgren (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Angelos Sfakianakis on 12-05-18

<br />Captivating

Such an interesting and captivating story. Impossible aspects of the multiverse theory are being explored and all this is blended in a fictional setting at a dark period of European history.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Edward Filistowicz on 27-04-18

A very good 1st book

I really liked the originality of the ideas and the subject matter. Until I was mostly halfway through when I the thought came to me that most of the book was just a set up for one or two chapters at the end of the book. Slightly disappointed but I still enjoyed the ride you probably will too!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Philip on 19-03-18

A Unique view of a Multiple Universe Empire

The setting is an Empire which spans multiple universes. Among these universes, Communication, Trade, Travel and Expansion are controlled by an 'Amalgamation' of AI's. The Humans of this Empire are highly technologically enhanced to be able to control their minds, bodily functions, their senses, tools and communication. They are also being afflicted by an unknown and undetectable plague which affects their technology and eventually kills them. To learn to cope with this plague, the AI's use teams of Anthropologists to study primitive universes which are also suffering their own plagues. The story follows one such team studying the Black Plague in medieval Italy. The team is not allowed to interfere with the society - only to observe. To insure this rule, they are not allowed to have any knowledge of a cure. The team leader is stricken by the horror of suffering and her inability to do anything about it. She breaks the rules and saves a monk from death by wolves, starvation and freezing. Thus begins the unfolding of a mysterious conspiracy and events which shake the Empire to it's core! This is a very well thought out story that will keep you guessing to near the end. At one point, I thought it would wind up being some kind of 'Matrix' type virtual reality universe but it goes way beyond that. Character development is good. World building is excellent. In fact, the trip through this primitive, plague ridden world in contrast to high technology was very engaging for me. The exposure of the multi-faceted conflict and resolution has really great timing. Nothing boring for me. There are also subtle hints; a single word or sentence, that will clue you in to what's coming. All well placed to make me feel smart! The narrator quickly fades into the background. I didn't notice anything but the story he is telling. I feel that is the mark of an excellent narrator and story. In all, I really enjoyed this unique take on the 'multi-verse' thing.

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