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The Saxon Uprising

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The Latest Novel in the New York Times Best-Selling Series. Eric Flint, the Reigning Master of Alternate History, Continues the Exciting Story Arc Begun in 1635: The Eastern Front .

            The West Virginiatown ofGrantville, torn from the twentieth century and hurled back into seventeenth centuryEuropehas allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, in the United States of Europe. So, when Gustavus invadesPoland, managing to unite all the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the common enemy, the time-lost Americans have to worry about getting dragged into the fight along with the Swedish forces.

            But Mike Stearns has another problem. He was Prime Minister of the USE until he lost an election, and now he's one of Gustavus's generals; and he has demonstrated that he's very good at being a general. And he's about to really need all his military aptitude. Gretchen , who never saw a revolution she didn't like, has been arrested in Saxony, and is likely to be executed. The revolutionary groups which she has been working with are not about to let that happen, and suddenly there's rioting in the streets.Saxony's ruthless General Baner is determined to suppress the uprising by the time-honored "kill them all and let God sort them out" method, which only adds fuel to the fire. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to go toSaxony and restore order. But he makes one mistake.

            He didn't tell Mike to take his troops along on the mission. But he didn't tell him not to, either . . .

 

Praise for the New York Times Best-Selling Series:

". . . gripping and expertly detailed . . . a treat for lovers of action-SF or alternate history . . . battle scenes depicted with power . . . distinguishes Flint as an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure." -- Publishers Weekly (in a starred review)

 

"[This] alternate-history saga . . . is certainly a landmark in that subgenre. . . . A splendid example of character-centered alternate-history, this is a must read for its series' growing fandom." -- Booklist (Starred Review)

 

". . . takes historic speculation to a new level in a tale that combines accurate historical research with bold leaps of the imagination. Fans of alternate history and military sf should enjoy this rousing tale of adventure and intrigue." -- Library Journal

 

"This alternate history series is already one of the best around and each new entry appears better than the previous one, a seemingly impossible feat . . . terrific. . . ." -- The Midwest Book Review
Publisher: Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen, c2011
ISBN: 9781439134252
Branch Call Number: FLIN
Characteristics: 432 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Saxon uprising
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Feb 03, 2017

Excellent hot mess novel.
Get into the logistical nuts & bolts on fighting a winter campaign which Europeans rarely do back then.
Nice subplot on other European powers on what to do on civil war between reactionaries & the liberal faction.

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