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1635: The Papal Stakes (Ring of Fire Book 11) [Kindle Edition]

Eric Flint , Charles E. Gannon
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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#15 in the multiple best-selling Ring of Fire Series.

It's springtime in the Eternal City, 1635. But it's no Roman holiday for uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna. They're in the clutches of would be Pope Cardinal Borgia, with the real Pope—Urban VII—on the run with the renegade embassy of uptime Ambassador Sharon Nichols and her swashbuckling downtime husband, Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder, and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help and they need it quickly.

Special rescue teams—including Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew—converge on Rome to extract Frank and Gia. And an uptime airplane is on its way to spirit the Pope to safety before Borgia's assassins can find him. It seems that everything is going to work out just fine in sunny Italy.

Until, that is, everything goes wrong. Now, whether they are prisoners in Rome or renegades protecting a pope on the run, it's up to the rough and ready can do attitude of Grantville natives to once again escape the clutches of aristocratic skullduggery and ring in freedom for a war torn land.

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Eric Flint is the author of the New York Times best seller 1634: The Galileo Affair (with Andrew Dennis)—a novel in his top-selling "Ring of  Fire" alternate  history series. His first novel for Baen, Mother of Demons, was picked by Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. His 1632, which launched the Ring of Fire series, won widespread critical praise, as from Publishers Weekly, which called him "an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major measure." A longtime labor union activist with a master's degree in history, he currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.

About the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, "with over three million books in print." He s the author/creator of the "New York Times" best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the Belisarius alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on "1633" and 1634" The Baltic War." Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Charles E. Gannon is a breakthrough rising star in science fiction with a multiple short story and novella publications in Baen anthologies, "Man-Kzin Wars XIII," "Analog," and elsewhere. Gannon is coauthor with Steve White of "Extremis," the latest entry in the legendary Starfire series created by David Weber. His most recent novel is "1635: The Papal ""Stakes" cowritten with alternate history master, Eric Flint. A multiple Fulbright scholar, Gannon is Distinguished Professor of American Literature at St. Bonaventure University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1307 KB
  • Print Length: 672 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Baen Books; 1 edition (10 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AP97VNK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 18 Nov 2013
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Smooth flowing story with many intresting characters with a deepth to them. Expands on previous stories and characters n series and makes you speculate about where some of the characters are gong
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3.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES 24 Mar 2013
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Not the best of the series and the lack of Eric Flint's name on the cover is probably why. Avoid anything by this writer.
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I appreciated the level of knowledge shown by the authors, but, unless the reader is more than averagely interested in history and its challenges, it could appear somewhat too detailed in the religious discussions in The Vatican Two problem.When the authors deal with the ins and outs of Italian politics, they do a great job.Thoroughly enjoyable. Being an historian myself,I find the Ring of Fire very fascinating. Papal Stakes appears to be ,however, not the most brilliant in the series and my rating reflects that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Papal Stakes 30 Oct 2012
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Read a preview on the Baen website and it wetted my appetite for the full monty. Can't wait to find time to read it. Condition was good when I recieved it and it was delivered promptly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poor Delivery Service 29 Dec 2013
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Good book but let down by Amazon Logistics. Where the Royal Mail post books through the letter box. I had to take a day off work to sign for the item with Amazon Logistics. it would have fitted through the letter box. Not impressed - the cost of this book is much greater than stated due to the need to have to be in to sign for it.
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