London, 1870. The Confederate South won the Civil War but cannot win the peace. Ambassador Robert E. Lee attempts to gain British support, but Britain refuses to treat with slavers.
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"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page." —San Francisco Chronicle"Never forget, Llewelyn, that the world's greatest fool is a Welshman who trusts an English king."His father's words haunt Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, who…
A midnight meeting with a shadowy official gives Lee one chance. Duty to country demands Lee defend slavery; duty to self demands he forsake it. Which the higher duty? The answer lies somewhere East of Appomattox.
Sidewise Award for Alternate History Finalist Lee Allred (DC Comics, Baen Books, Asimov’s) gives us a riveting tale of the price of duty and the cost of pride.
Dubbed the "Master Sergeant of Alternate History," Lee Allred's award-winning short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine and several science fiction anthologies. He’s also written for DC Comics and Image Comics.