Saint Antony's FireBook - 2008
In our universe, Ponce de León is remembered for his fruitless search for the mythical fountain of youth. But, in an alternate universe, his quest found something very different--and very dangerous. After his return to Spain, bizarre rumors flew about what he had found there, and what had come back with him. Eighty-five years later, Spain sent a fleet of ships against England. The English were confident that they could repel the threat--but England's fleet was annihilated by weapons shooting beams of fiery light, weapons which seemed to employ the blackest of sorcery, even if they were wielded by odd-looking beings in monk's garb. The Queen herself was forced to flee to the New World on Captain Thomas Winslow's ship,Heron, accompanied by her advisor Dr. Dee, whom some called a sorcerer, and an odd fellow named Shakespeare, hoping there to find the source of Spain's powerful weapons. But they would find far stranger matters there than they had expected, such as a grown woman who had been only an infant a year before, and eerie tales of a gate to another world populated with beings who were not human . . .
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: SCI-FIC WHITE 2008
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: St. Antony's fire