New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues, such as who should be considered a citizen.
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“Gripping and excellently detailed.... A treat!” (Publishers Weekly)
a superb time travel story set in the middle of the 30 years war in medieval Germany. the writing and reading of this novel is superlative. I can't give higher praise.
Alternate history buff.
Alternative reality has always been fascinating and in 1632 it is made so real somehow. Beside the modern day town mysteriously transferred to 17th century Germany, the story seems to be historically correct regarding life and political situations. And what will excactly happen when modern day Americans starts to intervene in their surroundings. Well, it's fascinating to listen and get involved.
There are numerous other books on this subject. I have mostly read and listened to books on WW2 like Fatherland or The man in the high castle. Maybe it's because I am getting a bit bored of WW2 facts and fiction that 1632 comes as a fresh wind to me. I can only hope that the following series will be as good.
He does a lot by lending his characters different accents, the Scottish talk with scottish accent, Italians with italian accent and so forth. He talks with a slightly milder voice for the women and so on. He reads plain and simple very well, just a bit to fast sometimes for a foreigner (not english speaking) but it's not much bother.
Yes - if I had the time, definitely
Be thankful for your coffee :-)
This book was a total waste of time and I never finished it. I really liked the time warp idea but the story was so far fetched and unrealistic. There was no depth to the story, people that had moved in time 100 years just took it in stride and seemed to fall in love with the first person they saw.
No, I like the genre just not this book.
Time travel is always cool, especially when the author takes the time to develop the characters, to the point you actually care about them. One of my favorite moments was when Jeff and his two freinds on dirt bikes and shotguns take on a regiment of 16th century mercenaries all by their lonesome to protect the honor of a young woman, and when the 16th century calvary finds out what a yellow school bus can really do if you get too close.
I discovered audio books when my required reading for my profession left me with no time to read for pleasure. Now every chore is a read.
most time travel stories involve a lone traveler wielding skills from the past or technology from the future in a desperate bid to get home, grudgingly finding a place in a new time. .Mr. Flint has trashed that paradym with the future colonizing the past. it's a tongue in cheek story that never becomes pretentious or loses it's humor.
It quickly degenerates to tale of who's going to pair up with whom. The character development is unrealistic and the numerous romance/sex scenes are pathetic. If the harlequin romance novels ever add a history/sci fi section, this would have to be included. I couldn't get through it.
I had a little trouble getting into the book. But once the action got going, it was fantastic. Can't wait to start the next one
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