By J. Gregory Keyes
1722: A moment darkish Age looms. An asteroid has devastated the Earth, referred to as down by means of dire creatures who plot opposed to the realm of fellows. The brilliant-- a few say mad--Isaac Newton has taken safe haven in historic Prague. There, together with his younger apprentice Ben Franklin, he plumbs the secrets and techniques of the aetheric beings who've so approximately destroyed humanity.But their safeguard is tenuous. Peter the nice marches his unstoppable forces throughout Europe. And part an international away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate gather a celebration of colonial luminaries to go the Atlantic and become aware of what has befallen the outdated global. With them sails purple footwear, a Choctaw shaman whose mysterious connections to the invisible global warn him that they're all relocating towards a war of words as violent because it is decisive . . .
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Ben was certain he knew where the new laboratory was: a floor below the old one, in the Mathematical Tower. He was certain, too, that the key that would open its mysterious lock was somewhere in Newton’s private chambers. ” Pondering this, he selected a shirt of white linen and struggled into it. It felt good against his bare skin, better than the rough linsey-woolsey of his childhood, and he reminded himself that he owed such luxuries to Newton. As he turned to select a suit, someone rapped at the door.
I have perhaps neglected your education, somewhat. ” “But, sir, to be barred even from your new laboratory—” “My current endeavors are of too delicate a nature to disclose. This is as much for your sake as anyone’s, I promise you. ” “Making toys for the emperor? Scientifical baubles for the archduchess? Forgive me, sir, but I had hoped for more. ” “Perhaps I did, but we must suit our actions to the times. Had I all leisure, I would devote myself to your education. ” “I don’t understand,” Ben said, feeling a little angry.
London should lie in that direction,” Nairne replied, pointing. “We are to be as quick as we can,” a third man reminded them, one Lieutenant du Rue, a rather frail-looking Frenchman in a plain blue coat. His hand stayed nearly constantly on the wire-wound hilt of his colichemarde as his eyes picked suspiciously at the landscape. They were ten in all. Nairne, Tug, and a compact black man named Fernando made up Blackbeard’s portion; du Rue and two stocky Normans, Saint-Pierre and Renard, the French.
A Calculus of Angels (The Age of Unreason, Book 2) by J. Gregory Keyes