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1634 The Bavarian Crisis (Assiti Shards, Book 6) by Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

By Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce

Publish yr note: First released October second 2007

The Thirty Years battle keeps to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is collecting energy and effect: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20 th century led by means of Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the previous through a mysterious cosmic accident.

The CPE has the information of twentieth century expertise, yet wishes iron and metal to make the machines. The iron mines of the higher Palatinate have been rendered inoperable by means of wartime harm, and American knowledge is required instant to pump them out and get the steel flowing again--a challenge that would turn out extra complex than a person expects. within the maelstrom that's Europe, even a twentieth century replica of the "Encyclopedia Britannica" can precipitate a hindrance, while readers research of the 1640 Portuguese rebel, a obstacle that might contain Naples in addition. one other issue: Albanian exiles in Naples, encouraged by way of the americans, are plotting to recuperate misplaced Albanian turf, so one can precipitate another concern within the Balkans.

This stricken century was once choked with revolutions and plans for extra revolutions sooner than the americans arrived, and gave each would-be progressive an instance of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns could have his arms complete due to the fact it doesn't boil over directly to Grantville and the CPE.

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