By Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce
The Thirty Years warfare keeps to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is collecting strength and effect: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the twentieth century led by means of Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the prior through a mysterious cosmic twist of fate. encouraged by way of the instance of yank freedom and justice, a stream in Franconia one of the peasants, who've revolted numerous instances even earlier than the arriving from the way forward for town of Grantville, an self reliant progressive circulation has arisen, flying the banner of the pinnacle of a ram. The West Virginians totally approve of freeing the peasants from the the Aristocracy, yet also they are conscious of how progressive routine can result in bloodbaths. And warding off that lethal threat would require all in their destiny wisdom and all their simple previous American horse-trading international relations. . . .
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