New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint has
received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history
series—and this is the book that started it all.
Things couldn’t get much worse in the north—famine, disease, and religious war
are laying waste to the cities. Only the aristocrats remain relatively
unscathed; for the peasants, death is a mercy.
West Virginia, 2000.
Things are going pretty well in Grantville, and everybody attending the wedding
of Mike Stearn’s sister—including the entire local chapter of the United Mine
Workers of America, which Mike leads—is having a good time.
changed—and modern Grantville found itself transported in both time and space.
When the dust
settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds
the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side is a scene out of
hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men
in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don’t have to ask who to
shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to
the middle of the Thirty Years’ War.
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