By Eric Flint
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN variety
1632 And in northern Germany issues couldn't get a lot worse. Famine. illness. Religous battle laying waste the towns. in basic terms the aristocrats remained really unscathed; for the peasants, loss of life was once a mercy.
2000 issues are going okay in Grantville, West Virginia, and everyone attending the marriage of Mike Stearn's sister (including the complete neighborhood bankruptcy of the United Mine staff of the US, which Mike leads) is having a great time.
THEN, every thing CHANGED....
whilst the airborne dirt and dust settles, Mike leads a gaggle of armed miners to determine what occurred and unearths the line into city is minimize, as with a sword. at the different part, a scene out of Hell: a guy nailed to a farmhouse door, his spouse and daughter attacked by means of males in metal vests. confronted with this, Mike and his acquaintances don't need to ask who to shoot. At that second Freedom and Justice, American sort, are brought to the center of the Thirty Years' War.
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He turned off into a series of ever-narrowing streets, burrowing deeply into a part of the city the queen never traveled to. As he left the Way behind, the buildings grew shabbier. People swarmed the streets, pinch-faced and wary-looking, prey and predators. Garbage moldered in the gutters and spilled out of bins. The air reeked with the mingled stinks of cooking cabbage, wood smoke, privies and slop jars dumped into the street. It would be worse come summer, when the heat thickened the air into a dangerous soup that gave babies the croup and set old people coughing up blood.
After an uncomfortable silence, she changed the subject. " Amon hesitated, as if to be sure she really meant it. "The academy is split by the Tamron River: Wien House, the warrior school, is on one side, and Mystwerk, the wizard school, on the other. Guess they thought it best to keep the two separated, in the beginning. Those were the first two, but these days there are other schools as well. "There are fifty plebes in Wien House each year. They come from all over, from Tamron, and the Fells, and Arden, and Bruinswallow.
The dark slate floor gathered up sunlight all day long and gave heat back during the night. Hot water from thermal springs circulated through pipes, controlled by a series of valves so the temperatures could be adjusted to meet the needs of tropical, desert, and temperate plants. Queen Marianna had little use for gardens, preferring her flowers to be arranged in vases, but Raisa shared a passion for digging in the dirt with her father. On those rare occasions he stayed at Fellsmarch Castle, they spent hours in companionable silence, rooting cuttings and thinning seedlings.
1632 (Assiti Shards, Book 1) by Eric Flint