Something new is brewing in the 17th century! Fans of the 1632 series have often asked “What's going on in North America?” Herbert Sakalauks has set out to let you know in his short novel The Danish Scheme. Christian IV, King of Denmark, Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to Christian's court, and various elements of the extended Nasi/Abrabanel family have arranged an unusually well-funded and well led expedition to North America. In addition to a new version of this story, which had previously been published in the Grantville Gazette, Eric Flint has added a short story which provides a view of the same events from Magdeburg. What does the Stearns administration make of all this?
©2013 Herbert Sakalauks, Ring of Fire Press (P)2014 Ring of Fire Press
I'm a telecom engineer and lawyer. My work sparks my interest in hard and speculative SF. I'm interested in how things work...people, too.
I'm a solid fan of the Ringsphere, yet this was just a side trip off of the circle that I could have easily lived without.
It was okay, but not a surprise
Absolutely not. Mr. Brook's performance was dreadful...simply dreadful. As a speaking performance, I would have preferred to read the book rather than to listen to his performance.
Nope. The main portion of Ringsphere, of course, but not this stub off of the Ring.
Questionable on Sakalaucks. Definitely not for Brooks.
Seemed to be only half a book. Pieces are moved into place with a lot of wasted verbiage but the action implied by setting the board is missing. Perhaps the back half of the book will show up later.
It was worse than terrible. His attempts at Dutch, Danish, upper class & lower class English, Turkish Sephardic Jew, & WV American are just awful. His attempts at a French accent pass below even those marks and become comic book slapstick. He should be excused from reading any book other than ones requiring a midwest accent.
All of the characters are overdrawn. Just removed anything that does not move the story along.
Add the missing half and cut half the verbiage to get a reasonable addition to the series
Better accents, or even no accents. Also, fewer jarring narrator transitions.
No idea. Not sure if I'm actually going to get to the end. Yup, it's that bad.
George Guidall, Eric Summerer, John Lee, pretty much anyone.
Any scene narrated by Bill Brooks.
I can't believe that Audible let this recording be sold through the store, it detracted from the book so much, I have no idea if was any good.
Mainly a fantasy reader, but switching more to Historical Fiction and History in general.
The story was not great, and no great addition to the ring of fire series.
The Narrator should be fired. His voices are terrible.
"its not the best or the worst Ring of Fire novel"
Not the worst Ring of Fire novel but far from the best. Well read
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