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American Freedom and Justice vs. The Tyrannies of the Seventeenth Century

The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns, who were transplanted into seventeenth-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the twentieth-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE.

Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE’s armor—its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf’s Sweden and the rest of his realm.

The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin.Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroad: Rebecca Stearns’ mission to France and Holland, and the embassy Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England, which is headed by his sister, Rita, and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam, Rita and Melissa imprisoned in the Tower of London.

As much as Mike wants to transport twentieth-century values into war-torn seventeenth-century Europe, he takes comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Flint’s attention to detail is meticulous; the books are well-researched, and the plots well-conceived...1633 is an action-packed novel, with a fast-moving plot that both involves the reader and provokes lots of thought.”

    VOYA

  • “Thoughtful and exciting...highly recommended as a reminder of how we can look to others when at our best.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] rousing tale of adventure and intrigue.”

    Library Journal

  • “The ways in which modern knowledge is used without a technological base are fascinating and well researched, as is the real historical information that helps create the background world.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy | 6/20/2016

    " While the story is total fantasy it is woven into actual history of an area of Germany during 1633. The significant figures of that time are blended into the tale in an expanded composite that gives a great appreciation of what life must have been like at that time. The story is very entertaining and enjoyable and whimsical. Glad I came across it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/17/2014

    " I've read this book twice, now. I'm a re-reader by nature, but I think that still says something about how much I like the book. I'm a sucker for historical fiction and rebuilding civilization/lost on a desert island stories, so any book that combines those genres is probably going to be all right with me. That said, as far as I can tell, it's well researched and plausible, and there are fun characters and exciting action galore. It's feels like a trashy novel only smarter, if that makes any sense. This is part two of a series: read 1632 first if you're interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bob | 2/16/2014

    " This book is the sequel to 1632. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one as it has a *lot* of the obscure European politics in it. Not being very familiar with that era's history (at least not at that level), it became a bit tedious. Still, it is very well written and the battle scenes are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Markt5660 | 1/31/2014

    " My first e-book. Reading on my iPod. "

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