Book Review: Agent of Byzantium

Book Review: Agent of Byzantium by Harry Turtledove.

 

I’ve always been a fan of alternate histories and time travel tales, and this book does not fail to deliver.

Seven novelettes about a secret agent, Basil Argyros, working for the Roman Empire in the 1300s where Islam never occurred. Basil travels the empire, performing work that makes one think James Bond took lessons from him. That being said, some of his successes did seem a bit too convenient.

Ratings: (poor, average, or good):

Writing was good.

Background information was good.

Character Development was good.

4 out of 5 stars.

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