on the lush, mysterious banks of Riverworld, along with the rest of
humanity, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) has a dream:
to build a riverboat that will rival the most magnificent
paddle-wheelers ever navigated on the mighty Mississippi. Then, to
steer it up the endless waterway that dominates his new home
planet--and at last discover its hidden source.
But before he can carry out his
plan, he first must undertake a dangerous voyage to unearth a fallen
meteor. This mission would require striking an uneasy alliance with
the bloodthirsty Viking Erik Bloodaxe, treacherous King John of
England, legendary French swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac, Greek
adventurer Odysseus, and the infamous Nazi Hermann Göring. All for
the purpose of storming the ominous stone tower at the mouth of the
river, where the all-powerful overseers of Riverworld--and their
secrets--lie in wait . . .