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1633 (Paperback) by David Weber, Eric Flint, Dru Blair,

By David Weber, Eric Flint, Dru Blair,

American Freedom and Justice vs. The Tyrannies of the 17th Century the hot executive in principal Europe, known as the Confederated Principalities of Europe, used to be shaped through an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by means of Mike Stearns who have been transplanted into 17th-century Germany through a mysterious cosmic coincidence. the hot regime is shaky. open air its borders, the Thirty Years conflict maintains to rage. inside of, it's beset by way of monetary difficulty in addition to the political and social tensions among the democratic beliefs of the 20th-century americans and the aristocracy which maintains to rule the roost within the CPE as all over in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the powerful ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend on the way to strike on the weakest hyperlink within the CPE's armorits dependence at the Baltic because the lifeline among Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the remainder of his realm. the best naval conflict in ecu historical past is set to erupt. love it or now not, Gustavus Adolphus should depend upon Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous americans to save lots of the King of Sweden from spoil. stuck within the conflagration are American diplomatic missions out of the country: Rebecca Stearns' project to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns despatched to King Charles of britain headed through his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca reveals herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned within the Tower of London. and masses as Mike desires to shipping 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by means of candy cause, nonetheless he unearths convenience within the undeniable fact that Julie, who as soon as informed to be an Olympic marksman, nonetheless has her rifle...

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Again, the swiveling beak. Accompanied, this time, by a laugh rather than a frown. "I think not! You would do well to remember, Chancellor, that the simple fact that a man—or woman—who has a grievance is of low birth does not make the grievance illegitimate. Nor—" The frown returned. "Nor should you forget that God does not carry these distinctions all that far. " Oxenstierna suppressed a sigh. His king was a pious man, and given to his own somewhat peculiar interpretation of Lutheranism. Or perhaps, that was just the legacy of his family's traditions.

This . . was something different. The very fact that the Committees of Correspondence could always manage to raise enough money from their adherents to afford gold paint was a small, but vivid, indication of it. "Curse that damn woman," Axel muttered. "I sometimes think . " "Do not say it," commanded the king. "Do not, Axel. " Gustav swiveled his head, bringing the predator's beak to bear on his chancellor. ' " The head swiveled back, resuming its scrutiny of the golden arches. "Besides, you worry too much.

With a string for a leash, and no muzzle. "You must be joking," he growled. " He twisted his head to look up at his ruler. Gustav II Adolf—Gustavus Adolphus, in the Latinized version of his name—had a personal size and stature to match his official one. The king of Sweden and emperor of the Confederated Principalities of Europe was a huge man. Standing more than six feet tall, he was wide in proportion and very muscular. The layers of fat which inevitably came to him whenever the king was not engaged in strenuous campaigning only added gravity to his figure.

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