The Magic Fleet

The Magic Fleet

by John Strang

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The Magic Fleet, set in the years 1792-1798, continues the themes of the author's Plans of the Deathless Gods (Xlibris, 2002). It recounts the arrivals in the settlement of Fridericus, South New Zealand, of New Prussia Company ships Hera and, after significant delay, Apollon and Hephaistos. Meanwhile, Hermes, returning to Europe, discovers that war has broken out between Prussia and revolutionary France--threatening the continued existence of the Company.

As Europe commences an era of conflict destined to last nearly a quarter-century, 'New Prussia' enters a period of isolation--The Great Interruption--in which its diminutive population must become self-sustaining. Philosopher Adam Sixtus, who has joined his brother Robert (director of the settlement), finds his predictions about the violent course of modern history confirmed--but envisions yet worse events to follow.

In the climate of war and uncertainty Robert learns that his wife and sons have left the old world to join him. After adventures extending over the Orient, South Africa and North America, the remaining Company vessels and their passengers unexpectedly find themselves reunited and able to proceed to their destination--The Magic Fleet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493199952
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 08/27/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 842 KB

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