By Eric Flint
The West Virginia city of Grantville, torn from the 20 th century and hurled again into 17th century Europe has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, within the usa of Europe. So, while Gustavus invades Poland, dealing with to unite all of the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost americans need to fear approximately getting dragged into the struggle in addition to the Swedish forces. yet Mike Stearns has one other challenge. He was once major Minister of the USE till he misplaced an election, and now he’s one among Gustavus’s generals; and he has tested that he’s excellent at being a normal. And he’s approximately to actually desire all his army flair. Gretchen , who by no means observed a revolution she didn’t like, has been arrested in Saxony, and could be done. The progressive teams which she has been operating with will not be approximately to permit that occur, and by surprise there’s rioting within the streets. Saxony’s ruthless common Baner is set to suppress the rebellion by way of the accepted “kill all of them and allow God type them out” technique, which merely provides gasoline to the hearth. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to visit Saxony and repair order. yet he makes one mistake. He didn’t inform Mike to take his troops alongside at the venture. yet he didn’t inform him to not, both . . . Praise for the hot York occasions Best-Selling Series:“. . . gripping and expertly distinct . . . a deal with for enthusiasts of action-SF or exchange historical past . . . conflict scenes depicted with strength . . . distinguishes Flint as an SF writer of specific be aware, one that can entertain and edify in equivalent, and significant, measure.” —Publishers Weekly (in a starred review) “[This] alternate-history saga . . . is definitely a landmark in that subgenre. . . . A correct instance of character-centered alternate-history, it is a needs to learn for its sequence' turning out to be fandom.” —Booklist (Starred Review) “. . . takes old hypothesis to a brand new point in a story that mixes exact ancient examine with daring leaps of the mind's eye. fanatics of trade heritage and army sf should still take pleasure in this rousing story of experience and intrigue.” —Library Journal “This trade background sequence is already the most effective round and every new access appears to be like greater than the former one, a probably very unlikely feat . . . wonderful. . . .” —The Midwest booklet evaluate
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Like the cavalry, the flying artillery were not part of the table of organization of the divisions, but were under Torstensson’s direct authority. Now, he’d have most of a regular artillery unit attached to his regiment as well—which would make it grossly oversized according to the T/O. Jeff’s sergeants had been assiduously recruiting ever since Zielona Góra had given the Hangman the reputation of being the division’s toughest regiment as well as the one which would be disciplining any miscreants.
Shoot those people over there. Go around that hill and try to shoot them in the back. Blow up this bridge. Burn down this house. Don’t burn down this house, you idiot, we need it to sleep in after we win the battle. Leaving aside a few euphemisms and technical terms, the vocabulary involved was entirely within reach of a ten-year-old child. The key was that it all had to be done while other people were doing their level best to go around hills and shoot you in the back. That was the stark reality that no child could possibly handle—and not all that many full-grown men could handle well, if they were in a command position.
Look, just try it. General Stearns backs the beckies. ” Mike Stearns had something of a mythic reputation, in central Europe—as much so in Czech lands as German ones, given the critical role played by up-timers in Wallenstein’s rebellion against Austria and his subsequent stabilization of an independent Bohemian kingdom. That myth contained many ingredients, that varied widely from person to person. By no means all of them were positive. But the sort of chicanery involved in currency swindles was simply not part of the legendry, any more than it was part of the Arthurian cycles.