By Poul Anderson
A younger guy from the 20 th century is recruited to struggle in a battle that rages all through time in a vintage technology fiction experience from a a number of Hugo and Nebula Award–winning master
university pupil, ex-marine, and martial artist Malcolm Lockridge is in felony looking ahead to his trial for homicide while he gets an unforeseen stopover at from an awfully attractive lady named hurricane. Claiming to be a consultant of the Wardens, a political faction from thousand years sooner or later, typhoon bargains the astonished younger guy a proposition: freedom in go back for his tips in recuperating an unspecified misplaced treasure. however it isn't lengthy earlier than Malcolm realizes that, honestly, he’s been recruited as a soldier within the Wardens’ ongoing warfare opposed to their competitors, the Rangers. And this battle isn't the same as any that has ever been fought, as the battlefield isn't really a spot yet time itself.
touring back and forth via corridors connecting old epochs separated via hundreds of thousands of years, Malcolm is quickly embroiled in a livid clash among the forces of fine and minions of evil. however the deeper he's pulled into this devastating time conflict, the clearer Malcolm’s final position in humankind’s future turns into, inflicting the afflicted younger soldier from the 20th century to question no matter if he’s been selected to struggle at the part of excellent or evil . . . and if this type of contrast even exists.