Medieval Mars: The Anthology
A future terraformed Mars, where civilization crashed back into a Medieval Era. Christian Knights called “riders” patrol the Pilgrim Road from Olympus to New San Diego, on the Chryse Sea. The technological past is known as the “Age of Magic” and only a handful of people understand how the remaining ancient devices really work. Lighter gravity in dense air makes flying dragons and bird riders a reality; alloys of the past make “magic” swords; and masters of ancient knowledge wield wizard-like power.
Nine authors spin tales in this unique story world, one which combines elements of science fiction and high fantasy.
Alastair is a peasant working the lands of Lord Garath. When his beloved, Lynessa, is struck with the dreaded curse, he embarks on a quest to find an artefact from the distant ‘time of magic’ to save her life. In the jungles of Argyre Planitia, he faces dragons, giant birds and a tribe of warriors who will stop at nothing to protect the ancient artefact from those who would take it.