By Harry Turtledove
Count Hamnet Thyssen is a minor noble of the drowsy outdated Raumsdalian Empire. Its capital urban, Nidaros, started as a large hunters' camp on the fringe of the nice Glacier. yet that used to be centuries in the past, and as we all know, it is the nature of the nice Glacier to withdraw a number of ft each year. Now Nidaros is an previous and many-spired urban; and notwithstanding they nonetheless think the breath of the nice Glacier in each winter's winds, the ice cap itself has retreated past the horizon.
Trasamund, a extended family leader of the mammoth-herding Bizogots, the following tribe north, has come to city with unusual information. A slender hole has opened in what they might continually proposal used to be an unending and impregnable wall of ice. the nice Glacier doesn't pass on forever--and on its different facet are new lands, new animals, and doubtless new humans.
Ancient legend says that at the different aspect is the Golden Shrine, positioned there through the gods to protect the folks in their global. Now, possibly, the line to the mythical Golden Shrine is open. Who may well withstand the urge to move see?
For count number Hamnet and his numerous partners, the glacier has constantly been the boundary of the realm. Now they're going to be traveling past it right into a global that is greater than someone knew. Adventures would certainly be had...in Harry Turtledove's Beyond the Gap.
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Beyond the Gap: A Novel of the Opening of the World by Harry Turtledove