on 13 January 2016
Flint's 'Ring of Fire' series offers an enjoyable romp through European history - with a twist. Being familiar with this period certainly helps, as long as one is prepared to suspend expectations of accuracy as the stories move further away from reality as the impact of the American time travellers becomes more widespread. I've just purged my bookshelves and this is one of the series I replaced with Kindle versions as I reread them about once a year - speed reading is expensive. My favourites remain 1632 and 1633 but his introduction of subsequent characters' storylines works well. I'm just about to read 'Parcel of Rogues', the latest, and am wondering how Darryl's and Oliver Cromwell's story will develop.
on 19 October 2010
At last the saga is back on track. This book brings the 16XX story forward I will not spoil the your enjoyment by retelling the story, but the end makes you wish that the next book was availble now. The reason i have not given it 5 stars is two. The maps when a place is mentioned i expect to be able to find it on a map, the more so since there is 3 of them. Example: the first three words in the novel is "the upper vogtland". But that aera is not to be found. Better luck next time. Also, in the begining of the novel i felt that readin was getting hard as it was not mr. Flint writing. That soon disapeard and it was "pure flint".
if you liked 1632,1633,the baltic war buy this book as quick as you can !