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A departure from the war...
on 14 November 2006
Having read the first two instalments of the series, 1634 comes as a departure from the main storyline. The novel is set in Venice, and develops side characters from the first two novels in a setting of intrigue and action. Anyone expecting a detailled war story will be disappointed, however 1634 explores the efforts of the diplomatic mission in parallel with the efforts of a group of teenagers, assisted and hindered in equal measure by a mad family of Venetian revolutionaries to free Galileo, father of modern astronomy.
I found the book a fun and intelligent read. I have read a number of the series, and enjoy the variety of authors and styles - as with any series with a number of contributors, some are more to my taste than others - this contribution by Messrs Flint and Dennis is definitely a thread of the series I will be following.