Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce – 1635

An Exciting Installment in the New York Times Best-Selling Ring of Fire Series – the Most Popular and Best-Selling Alternate History Series

The Thirty Years’ War continues to ravage 17th-century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the United States of Europe, a new nation led by Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. While the old entrenched rulers and manipulators continue to plot against this new upstart nation, everyday life goes on in Grantville, the town lost in time, with librarians, firefighters, and garbage collectors trying to make do under unusual circumstances. And what better place for an undercover spy from France than working with the garbage collectors, examining 20th-century machines that others throw out and copying the technology (though he wishes one device – the paper shredder – had been left behind in the future)?

There are more sinister agents at work, however. One of them, Ducos, almost succeeded in assassinating the Pope, but his plan was ruined by quick action by a few Americans. Now, the would-be assassin not only has a score to settle but has also decided on two excellent targets: Grantville’s leader, Mike Stearns, and his wife, Rebecca….

Author: Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce
Narrator: George Guidall
Duration: 19 hours 33 minutes
Released: 15 Dec 2010
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

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The book provides some much needed social setting background and interactions but at a point of being too much.
Who should slog through this is anyone who is faithful to the Ring of Fire series but be forewarned it is definitely not a capture your attention, where your wanting and being held in suspense for the next action or activity.