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1635: The Eastern Front
     

1635: The Eastern Front

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by Eric Flint
 

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A new addition to the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a place for itself among the struggling powers of 17th century Western Europe, the “out-of-time” modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must throw up its eastern bulwarks against Dark Age domination.

Alternate history master Eric Flint returns to top

Overview

A new addition to the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a place for itself among the struggling powers of 17th century Western Europe, the “out-of-time” modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must throw up its eastern bulwarks against Dark Age domination.

Alternate history master Eric Flint returns to top form with an epic addition to the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. A cosmic accident sets the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia, down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe and a new nation is forged. Now after carving a place for itself among the struggling powers of Western Europe, Grantville must throw up its eastern bulwarks against Dark Age domination. But the challenge for the down-time Eastern European horde is just as great: how to crawl out of a deeper feudal shadow than any in the west–and step into the light of freedom.

About Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series:
“This alternate history series is...a landmark...”—Booklist

“[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”—Booklist

“...reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis...”—Publishers Weekly

“...each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat...terrific.”—Midwest Book Review

“[C]ombines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451637649
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Series:
Ring of Fire Series , #12
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
215,146
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with over three million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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1635 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cheyguy More than 1 year ago
Between Turtledove and Flint, some of the most interesting stories ever. Flint (and co-authors') series are a marvel of alternate history. "What if..." is always difficult to get beyond the initial concept, but they have done a masterful job. Based on real people, not all of which are historically well-known, but whose characteristics are, these "could have been" tales are fascinating to me. Not your typical sci-fi, time travel fare, the characters are well-developed, and a good balance between realistic action, intrigue, and the mundane. Papal Stakes continues the series with the known threat of the powerful Borgias (sp) to the Papacy becoming overt. No super-power, the USE still has technological advantages it tries to exploit in a very real Renaissance world, and their survival depends on learning to utilize their knowledge and limited resources in a warring world without much of what we are accustomed to. The history books can only help so much, since they are being rewritten by (fictional) real events. I am (I admit) addicted....
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GhostBuckeye More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read the series then some of the references may not mean as much. Story can stand alone but read the other books. Looking forward to the next one in the series, they can't come fast enough