Under the Yoke (Stirling novel)

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For the classic Bulgarian book, see Under the Yoke. For the 1918 film starring Theda Bara, see Under the Yoke (film).
Under the Yoke
Author S. M. Stirling
Country United States
Language English
Series The Domination
Genre Dystopian, Alternate history, Novel
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date
September 1, 1989
ISBN 0-671-69843-5
OCLC 20412565
Preceded by Marching Through Georgia
Followed by The Stone Dogs

Under the Yoke is the second of four books of S. M. Stirling's alternate history series, The Domination. It was first published in the United States on September 1, 1989.

Plot summary[edit]

Tanya von Shrakenberg established a plantation in formerly-French Touraine Province. Her slaves include Marya Sokolowska and Chantal Lefarge, formerly a Polish nun and a French Communist respectively. Fred Kustaa, agent for the Alliance secret service (the OSS), is involved in the effort to keep a resistance movement alive in Europe. He smuggles weapons to guerillas in Finland, and later attempts to smuggle out the German professor Ernst Oerbach, who has vital knowledge on nuclear fusion. Marya Sokolowska is Fred's contact in this second mission. Chantal Lefarge meanwhile is raped by Tanya's husband, and impregnated with twins. Fred attempts to flee but things go wrong leading to the deaths of Fred, Marya, and Ernst. Chantal manages to escape to the United States on a submarine. In New York City, she gives birth to Fred and Marya Lefarge (named after her rescuers), who would be the protagonists of the next book The Stone Dogs, and who - though biologically the children of a Draka father - would be staunch enemies of the Draka.