By Eric Flint
The West Virginia city of Grantville, torn from the 20th century and hurled again into 17th century Europe has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, within the usa of Europe. So, while Gustavus invades Poland, handling to unite all of the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost american citizens need to fear approximately getting dragged into the struggle in addition to the Swedish forces. yet Mike Stearns has one other challenge. He used to be top Minister of the USE till he misplaced an election, and now he’s one among Gustavus’s generals; and he has established that he’s first-class at being a normal. And he’s approximately to actually want all his army flair. Gretchen , who by no means observed a revolution she didn’t like, has been arrested in Saxony, and may be carried out. The progressive teams which she has been operating with usually are not approximately to enable that occur, and all of sudden there’s rioting within the streets. Saxony’s ruthless common Baner is decided to suppress the rebellion via the standard “kill all of them and permit God kind them out” process, which in simple terms provides gasoline to the hearth. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to visit Saxony and restoration order. yet he makes one mistake. He didn’t inform Mike to take his troops alongside at the undertaking. yet he didn’t inform him to not, both . . . Praise for the recent York instances Best-Selling Series:“. . . gripping and expertly exact . . . a deal with for fanatics of action-SF or trade heritage . . . conflict scenes depicted with energy . . . distinguishes Flint as an SF writer of specific be aware, person who can entertain and edify in equivalent, and significant, measure.” —Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) “[This] alternate-history saga . . . is unquestionably a landmark in that subgenre. . . . A appropriate instance of character-centered alternate-history, it is a needs to learn for its sequence' transforming into fandom.” —Booklist (Starred Review) “. . . takes ancient hypothesis to a brand new point in a story that mixes actual old learn with daring leaps of the mind's eye. lovers of exchange background and army sf should still take pleasure in this rousing story of event and intrigue.” —Library Journal “This trade historical past sequence is already the most effective round and every new access appears to be like greater than the former one, a likely most unlikely feat . . . incredible. . . .” —The Midwest ebook evaluation
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The rest of the division resumed the march to Prague early the next morning. Jeff and his officers spent the rest of the day and most of the next three getting the regiment’s camp established. That took some time and effort, because Jeff had decided to billet the regiment’s soldiers in or next to the Thun castle on the hill, instead of in the town itself. The castle was vacant since the owner had fled, and Jeff figured he could use the fact of the nobleman’s flight as proof positive that he’d been up to no good.
For treason, it surely was. Hand was certain he knew what Oxenstierna and his cohorts were planning—and it was no accident that none of them would have dared propose those same plans to their sovereign while he still had his senses. Six months. By then, one of them would be publicly given the label of traitor. That might very well be Erik Haakansson Hand himself, of course, but he’d always enjoyed a challenge. No assignment his cousin had ever given him was as challenging as the one that he hadn’t because he could no longer speak.
For the purpose Mike Stearns had in mind—possible purpose, he cautioned himself—Tetschen was better than any other place the Third Division had passed through since they entered the low range of mountains that separated the Bohemian and Saxon plains. Those mountains were called the Erzgebirge in German and Krušné hory in Czech. Tetschen had three things to recommend it: First, it was obviously the best bottleneck to thwart an army trying to enter Bohemia from the north or Saxony from the south.
1636: The Saxon Uprising (The 1632 Universe) by Eric Flint