Krusanov, Pavel. Ukus Angela
Title trans.: Angel's Bite
What if: Russia conquered the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century and went on to dominate Asia and Central Europe.
Summary: A Russian nobleman who uses magic to become tsar-emperor unleashes great forces to stave off Muslim rebels and the Western alliance which would topple the empire.
Comments: Contains numerous allusions to Vladimir Nabokov's Ada.
Published: Amfora 2000.
Original in: Russian.
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