By Eric Flint
The West Virginia city of Grantville, torn from the 20th century and hurled again into 17th century Europe has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, within the usa of Europe. So, while Gustavus invades Poland, handling to unite all of the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost american citizens need to fear approximately getting dragged into the struggle besides the Swedish forces. yet Mike Stearns has one other challenge. He was once top Minister of the USE until eventually he misplaced an election, and now he’s considered one of Gustavus’s generals; and he has validated that he’s excellent at being a normal. And he’s approximately to actually desire all his army flair. Gretchen , who by no means observed a revolution she didn’t like, has been arrested in Saxony, and might be achieved. The innovative teams which she has been operating with will not be approximately to allow that take place, and abruptly there’s rioting within the streets. Saxony’s ruthless normal Baner is set to suppress the rebellion by means of the known “kill all of them and permit God style them out” technique, which merely provides gasoline to the fireplace. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to visit Saxony and fix order. yet he makes one mistake. He didn’t inform Mike to take his troops alongside at the project. yet he didn’t inform him to not, both . . . Praise for the hot York occasions Best-Selling Series:“. . . gripping and expertly distinctive . . . a deal with for enthusiasts of action-SF or trade historical past . . . conflict scenes depicted with strength . . . distinguishes Flint as an SF writer of specific notice, one that can entertain and edify in equivalent, and significant, measure.” —Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) “[This] alternate-history saga . . . is unquestionably a landmark in that subgenre. . . . A ultimate instance of character-centered alternate-history, it is a needs to learn for its sequence' becoming fandom.” —Booklist (Starred Review) “. . . takes ancient hypothesis to a brand new point in a story that mixes actual ancient study with daring leaps of the mind's eye. fanatics of exchange background and army sf should still take pleasure in this rousing story of event and intrigue.” —Library Journal “This trade background sequence is already the best round and every new access appears to be like larger than the former one, a probably very unlikely feat . . . marvelous. . . .” —The Midwest publication evaluate
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Officially, she was simply one of the members of the USE parliament elected from Magdeburg province. Unofficially, especially in the absence of her husband Mike Stearns, she was one of the FoJP’s most prominent and influential leaders. She’d paused for a moment to let the implications of her last statement sink in. Then she added: “And the chancellor of Sweden is most definitely the sort of human material from which ruthless counter-revolutionaries are made. He is and always has been an advocate—I should better say, a true believer—in the principles of aristocratic privilege.
The reason he got away with it was because his subordinates had complete confidence in him. Jeff would have been surprised, in fact, had he known just how deep that confidence ran. Not much of it was due to his status as Gretchen Richter’s husband, either, although that certainly didn’t hurt in a regiment as CoC-heavy as the Hangman. No, it was Jeff himself. Or rather, the Colonel Higgins who had emerged from the battles at Zwenkau and Zielona Góra. Jeff was only vaguely aware of it, but he was one of those people who became calm and unflappable under stress.
Nichols cocked his head slightly. ” Hand shook his head. “No. I decided to stop off here on my way to Berlin. ” He hesitated; then, added: “I would appreciate it if you would not mention this visit to anyone, Doctor Nichols. ” Nichols studied him for a moment. The Moor’s dark eyes seemed very shrewd, as Hand had feared they might be. He’d been hoping that Europe’s greatest medician would be a naïf in all other matters. No great hope, though, given what he knew of the doctor’s history. Suddenly, Nichols smiled.