By Philip Jose Farmer
Resurrected at the lush, mysterious banks of Riverworld, besides the remainder of humanity, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) has a dream: to construct a riverboat that would rival the main awesome paddle-wheelers ever navigated at the powerful Mississippi. Then, to guide it up the unending waterway that dominates his new domestic planet--and ultimately realize its hidden source.
But earlier than he can perform his plan, he first needs to adopt a deadly voyage to unearth a fallen meteor. This undertaking will require extraordinary an uneasy alliance with the bloodthirsty Viking Erik Bloodaxe, treacherous King John of britain, mythical French swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac, Greek adventurer Odysseus, and the notorious Nazi Hermann Göring. focused on the aim of storming the ominous stone tower on the mouth of the river, the place the omnipotent overseers of Riverworld--and their secrets--lie in wait . . .
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