The High Crusade

The High Crusade

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In the year 1345, an alien Wersgorix spacecraft transports Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville and the small English village of Ashby to a strange battle of unearthly enemies light-years away. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster

In the year of grace 1345, as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is gathering an army to join King Edward III in the war against France, a most astonishing event occurs: a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting ship it is, are quite expert at taking over planets, and having determined from orbit that this one was suitable, they initiate standard world-conquering procedure. Ah, but this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave-they've launched their invasion against Englishmen! In the end, only one alien is left alive-and Sir Roger's grand vision is born. He intends for the creature to fly the ship first to France to aid his King, then on to the Holy Land to vanquish the infidel!

Publisher: New York : Ibooks : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c3003
ISBN: 9780743475280
Branch Call Number: SF ANDERSON
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 21, 2017

"Benevolent dictatorship" oxymoron ending left a bad taste in my mouth.
Author revealed his pro-monarchy bias.
Wish fulfillment story given massive decolonization on Africa, Asia & Caribbean or European imperialism on the wane in the 1960s.
He didn't read the countless peasant uprisings & revolutions that overthrown countless monarchies.
Earth natives won't have another white man government & will rebel.
Not recommended.


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