This is a follow-up to New York Times best-seller Eric Flint and ace historian Virginia DeMarce’s 1634: The Bavarian Crisis. Here DeMarce follows Flint’s “alternate timeline” and delivers another entry in the hugely popular Ring of Fire alternate history series. Freedom-loving modern Americans thrown back in time must carve out lives in war-torn 17th century Europe – a time and place that’s got one foot firmly planted in the Dark Ages.
Long-time Eric Flint collaborator and Stanford-educated historian Virginia DeMarce delivers an intricate web of interrelated adventures in alternate history master Eric Flint’s hugely popular “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 bewildered down-timers and freedom-loving future folk who lived near the “displaced” form the future must learn to weave their lives together. 21st century ideals run head-on into medieval skullduggery – along with a few admirable ancient customs that aren’t going to crumble overnight. Or ever. Up-timer and down-timer alike fight it out, strike deals, and forge a new nation. To do so, both sides must break a few mind-forged manacles in the process.
About 1634: The Bavarian Crisis by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce:
“. . . fascinating reading. . . . It is especially refreshing to read…how modern ideas of human rights, education…and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Years War.” —Publishers Weekly
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