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Kings in Hell by C. J. Cherryh
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Kings in Hell (edition 1987)

by C. J. Cherryh (Author)

Series: Heroes in Hell (4)

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Title:Kings in Hell
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Info:Baen (1987), 377 pages
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This fourth installment in the Heroes in Hell series was all over the place. I recommend you be well steeped in knowledge of ancient history as well as classical literature (Aeneid, Iliad, etc.) to fully enjoy this. Armed with that knowledge, the events herein might make more sense than they did to me. It involved our heroes--Caesar, Kleopatra, Hatshepsut, Machiavelli, Alexander the Great and the rest--getting caught up in another version of the Trojan War. Much of it reads like a fever dream, as the topography of Hell shifts around the characters, and it is unclear what is hallucination and what is real at times, if such a distinction even need be drawn.

Note: The events in this book take place at the same time as the events in the third book, Rebels in Hell, except for the last story in that volume, "Graveyard Shift," which takes place after Kings In Hell. ( )
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