has ratings and 80 reviews. Dan said: Yet another great read from a great series. re-read: In this novel, we get to meet, and absorb new. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on. The Galileo Affair. The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American .

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This is a good choice for fans of alternative history, although those who prefer the more serious work of Harry Turtledove may find it too upbeat for their taste. This book is an yalileo sequel to “” and “”, but has its flaws.

What I find amazing about this book, the whole series really, is how it actually makes me enjoy the politics of this world that has been created.

The Americans are divided on whether to help afdair or stop him—and whether he succeeds or fails, the results may be catastrophic for the CPE.

This book also chronicles the falling in love of two important Grantville characters, Sharon Nichols and Frank Stone.

The eldest of these boys aged 19 or so falls in love with a local girl, and consequently overrides his own better judgement to get involved with her father’s hare-brained scheme to adfair Galilei Galileo from the clutches of the Inquisition.

I had hoped there would be more of Affalr trial cannot say too much for fear of spoilers. After reading I picked up a biography of Gustavus Adolphus that’s lying around here someplace which I intend to get to eventually Since I read the first three Grantville Gazette volumes just prior to this re-read, I am even more immersed in the political arena of the USE and what Mike Stearns is trying to accomplish.

Flint and his co-authors have a flair for using each character’s background in clever and often amusing ways. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Father Lawrence Mazzare started the controversy by allowing Father Fredrich von Spee to read his own entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia, thereby stiffening the Jesuit ‘s resistance to the Inquisition. I highly recommend this series to any one who enjoys history and alt-history.


And who can resist an impish pope?

The Ram Rebellion The Galileo Affair is a prime example of one of the risks run in reading genre series: In the tradition of Italy’s commedia dell’arte, the rollicking plot serves to bring two lovers together despite formidable obstacles. However, I wish there was more action, and more connections with the other books. Plus alt-history is always a good impetus to dive into actual history.

Not as strong as the previous three. Affair some reason this book reads as if it was meant for a somewhat younger audience than the others. Feb 14, Brian Santo1 rated it liked it. Books of the Week. And I am looking forward to more of Sharon Nichols as a diplomatic envoy Violence is not as great as in the other novels but it does happen. Jan affai, Alex Shrugged rated it liked it Shelves: Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue.

I haven’t decided if this is a good thing supposedly it won’t matter which order they are read in but will have to read more to be sure. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat Case in point, an instance in this book where one young character falls back on his experience as a pitcher to help get out of a jam.

1634: The Galileo Affair

I’d had trouble getting into it probably no fault to the book but once I got clear of the first two chapters, it’s pretty good. Views Read Edit View history. In many ways this reads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicis with the Three Stooges thrown in affai seasoning.

Jul 25, Tmc Carl rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Others will be moved more quickly to stop them, etc. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After reading The second I’ve read in the series, and good reason to read more of them. The Americans discover the plot and try to stop the teens before it is too late.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The small town of Grantsville, WV, finds itself transported back years to 17th century Europe and the year A great read and an excellent book. The Volga Rules The majority of halileo main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures. This is one of numerous spin-offs from Eric Flint’s brilliant and The Galileo Affair 16334 with the displaced Americans their name changes so many times deciding it would be beneficial to make Affair an ally.

Main series novels I can’t give it any stars since I haven’t finished the book.

Assiti Shards series by Eric Flint. Sign up for a new account. The back story is the continuing adventures of the citizens of the small mining town of Grantsville, WV, transported to 17th-century Germany, then in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War.

The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, #3) by Eric Flint

It doesn’t help that said father is afafir manipulated by Cardinal Richelieu’s man on the spot. Half the book could have been left on the cutting room floor and not been missed. Also Mazzare provided copies of the papers of the Second Vatican Council and other documents to Monsignor Giulio Mazariniwhich led Pope Urban VIII to request a summary of Catholic theological reforms over the following centuries in the original timeline.

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