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1636: The Devil's Opera (Ring of Fire)

by Eric Flint, David Carrico (Author)

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A very enjoyable entry. I particularly like the way they keep the strands interwoven from the main story while revealing the lives of other characters. I would like to see what becomes of Simon Bayer. ( )
  bgknighton | Oct 23, 2014 |
Another book in the Ring of Fire series. Gustuv is returning to the capitol after his long illness....the primary story is a murder, mystery with some political intrique. A good fun read. ( )
  dswaddell | Jan 16, 2014 |
1636 Events from a different viewpoint, Two disparate plots woven nicely into a quite good story. ( )
  jamespurcell | Nov 21, 2013 |
This is really 2 novellas combined with one tiny common event, the common events were very forced and could have been left out. I liked both story lines, the music more than the crime, but it would read better as alternative chapters rather than jumping back and forth for no reason. ( )
  Janientrelac | Oct 19, 2013 |
1636: The Devil's Opera takes place at the same time as 1636: The Saxon Uprising, but from a totally different viewpoint. I enjoyed the way the Gazette's music series, with Marla Linder, Franz Sylwester and friends are interwoven with the story. Minor characters become major, and major characters become minor. A new character is introduced, becomes major, and influences characters whom I am looking forward to seeing again. This is a more exciting book than the last few in the series have been. ( )
  Bidwell-Glaze | Oct 8, 2013 |
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Carrico, DavidAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Faries, JennieCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"1636. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time, is on the verge of civil war. His brain injured, Gustavus is no longer in command. Swedish chancellor Oxenstierna, a leader of aristocratic reaction against democracy, is gathering the forces of the hidebound ruling class to drown the revolution in a bloodbath. In Magdeburg, the capital of the USE, Mike Stearns' wife Rebecca Abrabanel is organizing popular resistance to Oxenstierna's plot. Princess Kristina, heir to the USE's throne, is now residing in Magdeburg and is giving them her full support. But another plot is underway--one in the heart of the capital itself, and with murder as its method"--… (more)

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