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1635: Papal Stakes (Ring of Fire) (edition 2012)

by Eric Flint, Charles E. Gannon

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Title:1635: Papal Stakes (Ring of Fire)
Authors:Eric Flint
Other authors:Charles E. Gannon
Info:Baen (2012), Hardcover, 672 pages
Collections:Your library, Read since January 2008
Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, Alternate History

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A fun alternative-history read! I enjoy this series! ( )
  Netherto | Oct 17, 2013 |
[1635: The Papal Stakes] by [[Erice Flint]] and [[Charles Gannon]] Another installment in Eric Flint's increasingly complicated alternate history universe which started with 1632. In that year, a small town from West Virginia was transported in time from 2000. The shock of having a 21st century town in the middle of Europe during the 30 years war is still rippling through the world. The Borgia pope has ousted Pope Urban, but he is not dead, but is being protected by the United States of Europe. Borgia has kidnapped the son and pregnant daughter-in-law of a promininent USE industrialist and is seeking diplomatic leverage. The USE attempts to rescue them and also preserve Pope Urban's life constitute the two major plot lines of this novel.

If you enjoyed 1632 or any of the other novels in this series or if you enjoy alternate history, I highly recommend this book. ( )
  jjvors | Mar 4, 2013 |
Borja has usurped the papacy and taken Frank and Giovanna Stone hostage. Henry Lefferts and the Wrecking Crew are on their way, but a rescue might be harder than they think. And Urban is being protected by USE forces, although he is uncertain of the religious wisdom of actually taking refuge in the USE.

Fairly typical of the series, but overall one of the weaker entries. ( )
  readinggeek451 | Feb 2, 2013 |
As the anti-pope seeks to have the Pope killed the pope sits in hiding with a small number of cardinals deciding whether the Papal decisions of the future change the way the catholic church works in the past. An enjoyable good read. ( )
  dswaddell | Dec 14, 2012 |
Continuation of the 1632 series about a West Virginia mining town plunked into the midst of the Thirty Years' War. Here we have papal politics and Habsburg intrigue at full bore. This is very well done, as usual, with not too much infodumping and some pretty decent incluing. I'm waiting to see the novel that will tell us just how Oliver was freed from the Tower. ( )
  Fledgist | Nov 25, 2012 |
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Gannon, Charles E.Authormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Huff, GorgCartographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidd, TomCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Held hostage by a papal usurper, 1635 uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna, become targets in a rescue effort by Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew at the same time the true pope is targeted for assassination.

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