1636: The Kremlin Games

1636: The Kremlin Games

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 in war-torn 17th century Europe, the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia continues its quest for survival. A Grantville resident helps Russia modernize, but he in turn must deal with 1600s Russian culture and politics—or wind up dead.

1636. Grantville has bounced back and established its new mission and identity, but it seems some have been left behind—people like Bernie Zeppi, courageous in the battle, but unable to figure out what to do with himself in a world that’s utterly changed. Then Russian emissary Vladimir Gorchacov arrives in Grantville and hires Bernie to journey to Moscow and bring the future to a Russia mired in slavish serfdom and byzantine imperial plots. Bernie jumps at the chance. He figures it to be an easy gig, complete with high pay and hot-and-cold running women.
But one thing Bernie hasn’t counted on is the chance to find his purpose in Mother Russia, from fighting the needless death of children from typhoid to building the first dirigible in Russian history. And then there’s love. Just as Bernie realizes his feeling for a certain Russian noblewoman may have gone way beyond respect, he finds them both enmeshed in the deadly politics of Kremlin power struggles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451638905
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Series: Ring of Fire Series , #14
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 508,671
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.80(d)

About 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 bestselling 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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1636 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
kDreamer More than 1 year ago
This is a good addition to the 1632 series. It shows what happens when an Emperor or King fails and the only heir is a young girl leaving a constitutional crisis with democracy and the rights of the average person being threatened over the privileges of the rich and noble ones. This series is great at showing how government of the people allows individuals to make huge differences to the whole society. One the other hand if you like learning how 20th century technology can be (or can't be) recreated using 17th century tools this is great as well.
superant on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
1636 the Saxon Uprising is a continuing novel in the Ring of Fire story world. As the title implies this story is set in 1636. King Gustav is mentally incapacitated and his second in command is actively launching a counter revolution to reverse the changes brought by the Americans to Germany and Europe. There are multiple story plots. I was not interested in some of the subplots, but perhaps different subplots will appeal to different people. Dresden becomes the central military focus of the story with the largest Swede army laying siege in the name of the counter revolution. Inside is Gretchen and a small unit of revolutionaries. Gustav's daughter the young princess is 8 years old and plays an important role in supporting the revolution. This novel was in the spirit and tone of the previous Ring of Fire stories and readable and well written. My only criticism is that most of the characters are the same person.
dswaddell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With Emporer Gustav in a coma from his wounds the USE is on the brink of a civil war. A fast paced fun book.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The emperor's debilitating head injury throws the United States of Europe into near-civil-war, as the reactionaries launch a counter-revolution.Another good entry in this long-running series. This volume comes to a satisfactory conclusion, but there are plenty of loose threads to be woven into more stories--and every reason to believe that there will be many more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. needs a better ending or hint that there will be a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book! follows the series story line well, enjoyable to read.