By Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce
The Thirty Years conflict keeps to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is collecting energy and effect: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20 th century led by means of Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the previous by way of a mysterious cosmic accident.
While the previous entrenched rulers and manipulators proceed to plan in contrast new upstart state, daily life is going on in Grantville, the city misplaced in time, with librarians, firefighters, and rubbish creditors attempting to make do less than strange conditions. And what greater position for an undercover secret agent from France than operating with the rubbish creditors, analyzing twentieth century machines that others throw out and copying the expertise (though he needs one device—the paper shredder—had been left at the back of within the future).
There are extra sinister brokers at paintings, even though. one in all them, Ducos, nearly succeeded in assassinating the Pope, yet his plan was once ruined through quickly motion via a number of americans. Now, the would-be murderer not just has a ranking to settle, yet has additionally selected first-class goals: Grantville's chief Mike Stearns and his spouse Rebecca. . . .
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Or even Stockholm. Gustavus Adolphus had removed quite a few books to Stockholm during the years he had been campaigning in Germany. And a couple of whole libraries, like the one in Würzburg. As the boss, Elaine Bolender, had said in her recommendation to the SoTF congress, it paid to be careful when you were dealing with that man. Not quite in those words, of course. Pam had started at the library as a page, in the spring of 1633. Before that, she'd been an aide for English for Speakers of Other Languages at the middle school.
At the parade, everyone in Grantville had been celebrating the overwhelming defeat of the forces of the League of Ostend. Jacques-Pierre smirked. Most of them didn't bother to think that they were celebrating the overwhelming defeat of the French regiments under the command of that idiot de Valois, with only the Huguenot Turenne coming out of the campaign with any glory at all. That would do a lot to undermine the position of Richelieu. Richelieu, the villain who had so strengthened the French crown at the expense of the Estates that in another half-century a French king had been able to revoke the Edict of Nantes.
He picked up the pen again. I am also writing to our agent in Frankfurt am Main. If necessary, please be prepared to make a rapid trip to Frankfurt. You should find the burden of this bearable, since to a considerable extent our associates there are also members of a network of international wine merchants. He paused a moment, then signed his name. The duke moved on, to finish his outgoing correspondence for the day. Happily, his new assignment from Venice, attempting to reconcile the feuding Swiss cantons, significantly reduced the time it took for his letters to reach their destinations.
1635: The Dreeson Incident by Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce