A Calculus of Angels

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Ballantine Publishing Group, 2000 - Fiction - 429 pages
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1722: A second Dark Age looms. An asteroid has devastated the Earth, called down by dire creatures who plot against the world of men. The brilliant-- some say mad--Isaac Newton has taken refuge in ancient Prague. There, with his young apprentice Ben Franklin, he plumbs the secrets of the aetheric beings who have so nearly destroyed humanity.

But their safety is tenuous. Peter the Great marches his unstoppable forces across Europe. And half a world away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate assemble a party of colonial luminaries to cross the Atlantic and discover what has befallen the Old World. With them sails Red Shoes, a Choctaw shaman whose mysterious connections to the invisible world warn him that they are all moving toward a confrontation as violent as it is decisive . . .

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User Review  - Isamoor - LibraryThing

Feb12: Characters: Still young Ben, very nice. I liked his friends a lot. Isaac could have been developed more, but oh well. And I loved the pirates. Plot: Still very good. Nice to transform into a post-apocalyptic nature. Style: Still very consistent with his other work. Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

This one picks up right where the previous book left off. In this alternate Earth, historical figures from the 1700's study science and magic and produce amazing new discoveries - but are they ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Greg Keyes was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to a large, diverse storytelling family. He is the author of The Briar King, The Charnel Prince, and The Blood Knight (Books One, Two, and Three of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone), The Waterborn, The Blackgod, the Age of Unreason tetralogy, and the Star Wars New Jedi Order novels Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Edge of Victory II: Rebirth, and The Final Prophecy. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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