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1636: The Vatican Sanction

Book #24 of Ring of Fire
Published by Baen
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Book #24 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series.

MAYDAY FOR A POPE!

It’s spring in Burgundy. The flowers are out and so are the cardinals! That is, the cardinals of Pope Urban’s renegade papacy, now on the run from the Vatican’s would-be usurper Borja.

Fortunately, Urban has help from those indomitable modern West Virginians thrown back in time during the Ring of Fire cataclysm. He has a new Papal Guard in the form of Owen Rowe O’Neill’s Wild Geese, and up-time leader Mike Stearns has loaned the Pope a contingent of the Hibernian Battalion— just in case.

Which is prudent, since Urban is not merely at risk from Borja’s assassins. The man who almost killed the Pope before, lethal Spanish mastermind Pedro Dolor, is in town. And Dolor hasn’t come to confess murder—he’s come to commit a cardinal sin. Several of them, in fact! 

About 1635: A Parcel of Rogues:

"The 20th volume in this popular, fast-paced alternative history series follows close on the heels of the events in The Baltic War, picking up with the protagonists in London, including sharpshooter Julie Sims. This time the 20th-century transplants are determined to prevent the rise of Oliver Cromwell and even have the support of King Charles."—Library Journal

About 1634: The Galileo Affair:

"A rich, complex alternate history with great characters and vivid action. A great read and an excellent book."—David Drake

"Gripping . . . depicted with power!"—Publishers Weekly

About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series:

“This alternate history series is . . . a landmark…”—Booklist

“[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”—Booklist

“ . . . reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis . . . ”—Publishers Weekly

About The Authors

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with 3 million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, starting with first novel 1632. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber, he has collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War, as well as four novels in Weber’s Honorverse series. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives near Chicago, Illinois.

Charles E. Gannon is the author of the Compton Crook Award-winning, Nebula-nominated Caine Riordan series, as well as two novels in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. With best seller Steve White, Gannon is the coauthor of several entries in the Starfire series. With Eric Flint, he has written several novels in Flint’s best-selling Ring of Fire series.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Baen (February 26, 2019)
  • Length: 656 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481483865

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