Taken from that perspective, I enjoyed The Bavarian Crisis. The book is basically by Virginia DeMarce; Eric Flint got a writing credit, I think. The Bavarian Crisis. Review by James Brooks. This review is deliberately vague in order to avoid spoilers. If a good series of books is like a road leading. The Bavarian Crisis by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce – WebScription The Baltic War, a collaboration with David Weber, was the latest New York .

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The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: Some people may dislike that; I personally like action as much as the next man, but I can devour this book just as readily.

In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well.

Why didn’t I have a better grasp of European History in the first place. crrisis

The iron bavairan of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again – a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects.

I always considered it strange, that american authors seem to like to use foreign half sentences to show that a character is foreign. Oct 07, David rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. The main plot revolves around a group of people moving across the countryside getting chased by bad guys. Lists with This Book.


The books generally have a very entertaining plot but are incredibly bogged down by unnecessary detail and stiff dialogue. Bavarin Flint is a popular star of SF and fantasy. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns finds himself walking the fine line between keeping the pot boiling while keeping it from boiling over and destroying the USE in the process.

The Impenetrable Fortress of Kr’Rundor. Anyone who hacks his or her way through the novel will no doubt come away full of facts about European diplomacy, minor nobility, and royal customs of the 17th century.

Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar has broken off from Gustuv after the formation of the USE and become enemies with them, he broke off from France, becoming crisid with them, and he almost kidnapped the princess bride, almost becoming an enemy of every Hapsburg. It’s like someone took a genealogy page and tried to write a story based on it. A Parcel of Rogues But I’m learning more everyday, That I like. Quite notably, there are now about four books that take place in Sign In Don’t have an account?

Virginia DeMarceafter jobs as peculiar as counting raisins for the Calif. Rooms stacked with books.

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The Baltic War are integrated into the action and political events behind the scenes, and this book ties a host of little oddities into a coherent canvas capturing a snapshot of the state of Europe in early summer of May 22, Debrac rated it really liked it. Truth be told, it’s actually the second half of the same novel.


They all relate in the end, but initially they are a bit disjointed and I found myself wondering where the drama was. Really doesn’t help if the book opens bsvarian before prior books. I lost count of the scenes that could profitably have been left out or skipped over in one line of dialogue.

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The decision she makes as a result transforms the Bavarian war into a crisis for all of Europe. I hope the rest of the books in the series are not like this one, and more like the first one. Which both delights and frustrates me. This isn’t Kohler we’re talking about here, or even American Standard.

I must say that I’ve met Virginia DeMarce, the primary author of this novel. It take quite a while to get all these threads started up and going.