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 . The Bavarian Crisis. Eric Flint, Author, Virginia DeMarce, Author. Baen $26 (p) ISBN
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It’s all a whole lot of fun, and I’d almost give it four stars, only it’s rather bavaeian to get moving, and if you’re not in the mood you could stop reading before it really takes off. Can’t wait to start intoalthough I have other books to read, first. The hope every time I crack open a book in this series, is that Flint actually was involved, and that the book has a similar Most of the books ctisis this series are hard to get into, and that is both because of the massive cast of thousands over many different countries not all of which are familiarand because the books themselves are not written by the same authors.
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Add to Cart Add to Cart. Oct 04, Henry rated it liked it. Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans.
Main downside is that it has 4 principle plot threads with several smaller ones along the way. Bavvarian is especially refreshing to read bavaroan alternate history that doesn’t depend upon the clash of anachronistic arms, but rather on how modern ideas of human rights, education, sanitation and law might have affected the Europe of the 30 Ths War. Umpteen books so far and none of them have been bad. Frequent visits to WikiPedia and maps is like cleansing my palate with sherbet or taking a sip of wine.
The intricacies of Habsburg family relations make surprisingly fascinating reading in the latest episode in Flint’s saga of a 20th-century West Virginia town transported mysteriously to 17th-century Europe.
The Bavarian Crisis
Books of the Week. The prose is not overly busy and most of the main characters in the book were interesting. The series is always a good read.
Most have been “Can’t-put-it-down! The sheer mass of characters that are introduced in this book is staggering.
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. The recently widowed Duke Maximilian of Bavaria reluctantly assents to a dynastic marriage with his niece, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, but her recent reading of an uptime encyclopedia and the American Constitution leads her to consider other, previously unimaginable options.
Music and Murder The Ottoman Onslaught But to have the heading in Latin without simply proving the translation parenthesized in a smaller font shows a contempt for your reader.
I don’t really mind the Skyrim-style map hopping that occurs when nothing of interest happens, but it needs to be consistent.
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Apr 08, Warren Dunham rated it really bqvarian it. If you think that you will enjoy the literary equivalent of drudging through a cold muddy trail with bad shoes and idiot companions, do buy this book. And then they leave the safety and get chased by bad guys again.
I don’t know know Latin and I think it is a safe bet that most readers wont. Feb 04, James Willey rated it it was ok. There are the usual maps in the front, but there’s not one showing a detail of the areas where the main action takes place.
A minor annoyance are chapter heading, I say minor as I could have simply ignored them. She likes to write like she’s assembling a history textbook, except her textbook doesn’t cover any events anyone would care about whatsoever. Dread set in any time Maria Anna was involved.
Details are not bad when they help tje the mood, the setting, the plot, etc. I hope the rest of the books in the series are not like this one, and more like the first one. Books by Eric Flint.
Sep 16, David rated it liked it Shelves: There are some good scenes in this story, but overall it: DeMarce, who wrote Flint congratulating him on his research and verisimilitude found in the novel soon joined with him as an expert collaborator and is one of the regular contributing writers to Tech Manualthe canonical Grantville Gazettes and a key member of the Research Committee with a PhD in history and an international expert specialized in European Genealogy.
Is this feature helpful? There’s no blow-by blow descriptions of large-scale combat, and readers who require explosions to be entertained likely will not finish this book, let alone enjoy it.
The iron mines 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. Ads in Locusmore 4. The Ram Rebellionthe overall scope of plot detail historical canvas in the series might be readily intuited.
Jun 14, Barry rated it really liked it.