By Eric Flint, David Weber
The Baltic battle which started within the novel 1633 remains to be raging, and the time-lost american citizens of Grantville—the West Virginia city hurled again into the 17th century through a mysterious cosmic accident—are stuck in the midst of it.
Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden and Emperor of the U.S. of Europe, prepares a counter-attack at the mixed forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark—former enemies that have allied within the League of Ostend to wreck the hazard to their energy that the american citizens represent—which are besieging the German urban of Luebeck.
in other places in war-torn Europe, numerous American plans are imminent fruition. Admiral Simpson of Grantville frantically races opposed to time to complete the USE Navy’s ironclad ships—desperately had to holiday the Ostender blockade of the Baltic ports. A commando unit despatched through Mike Stearns to England prepares the rescue the americans being held within the Tower of London. In Amsterdam, Rebecca Stearns maintains three-way negotiations with the Prince of Orange and the Spanish Cardinal-Infante who has conquered many of the Netherlands. And, in Copenhagen, the captured younger USE naval officer Eddie Cantrell attempts to cajole the King of Denmark to damage with the Ostender alliance, all whereas pursuing a perilous romantic involvement with one of many Danish princesses.
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Of course,” she murmured. “We all saw them. They come through here about this time each evening. They’re taking a walk. ” “But—who—what—” Barton gasped. ” Meade asked. His calm was suddenly shaken. ” “No,” Barton said. Everyone was watching him in amazement. “What are they? They walked through the walls. Through the furniture. ” “Of course,” Miss James said primly. “That’s why they’re called Wanderers. They can go anywhere. Through anything. ” Barton demanded. The answer didn’t really surprise him.
Come on out on the porch. ” Something plucked at Barton. His weariness fled and he glanced quickly up. “I know that name. ” Doctor Meade was watching him oddly. “Probably,” he agreed. ” He held the porch door open. “She’s the librarian over at the Free Library. ” The porch was dark. It took a couple of minutes for Barton to get adjusted. Several shapes were sitting around on old-fashioned chairs and a long sagging couch. Smoking, dozing, enjoying the evening coolness. The porch was protected by wire screens; no insects had got in to immolate themselves on the single electric bulb glowing faintly in the corner.
The ledge was partly shaded by bushes and shrubs. Cool and quiet with the valley spread out below. The sun shone down through the thick blanket of blue haze that collected around the distant peaks. Nothing stirred. The fields, farms, roads and houses, all were utterly motionless. Peter squatted beside him. ” “What were you and Doctor Meade talking about last night? ” The boy flushed and his lips set in a sullen line. “I can’t stand him and his smelly cigars. ” He got out some of his spiders from his pocket and let them run over his hands and down his sleeves.
1634: The Baltic War (Ring of Fire) by Eric Flint, David Weber