The Years of Rice and Salt
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Three connected souls are born again and again through the course of a history in which the Black Death wipes out the Western world, and Asian and Muslim culture dominates.
If the medieval Black Death had killed 99 percent of the people in Europe, how would that shift world history? Robinson takes readers from the fourteenth century to the turn of the twenty-first, highlighting a series of important slices of time along the way. But it's also a reincarnation novel... Read More »
Three connected souls are born again and again through the course of a history in which the Black Death wipes out the Western world.
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In an alternate history world, the population of Europe is almost completely wiped out by the Black Death during the fourteenth century. Three superpowers - China, India, and the nations of Islam - battle for supremacy in a World War destined to create a new world order.
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