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1636: The Devil's Opera

(2013)
(Book 16 in the Ring of Fire series)
A novel by

 
Eric Flint and David Carrico serve up the latest entry in the best-selling alternate history saga of them all, the Ring of Fire!

It is the year 1636. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident, is on the verge of civil war. His brain injured in the war with Poland, the USE's emperor Gustavus Adolphus is no longer in command. Enter Swedish chancellor Oxenstierna, a leader of aristocratic reaction against democracy. His goal: to assemble the forces of the hidebound ruling class in Berlin and drown the revolution in a bloodbath.

In Magdeburg, the capital of the USE, Mike Stearns' wife Rebecca Abrabanel is organizing popular resistance to Oxenstierna's plot. As part of the resistance, the American musician Marla Linder and her company of down-time musical partners are staging an opera that will celebrate the struggle against oppression. Princess Kristina, the heir to the USE's throne, is now residing in Magdeburg and is giving them her support and encouragement.

But another plot is underway - this one right in the heart of the capital itself, and with murder as its method. The only people standing in the way are a crippled boy and the boxing champion who befriended him, and an unlikely pair of policemen. Can the American detective Byron Chieske and his down-timer partner Gotthilf Hoch thwart the killers before they succeed in their goal?

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera (Ring of Fire)
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
ISBN: 1-4516-3928-7 / 978-1-4516-3928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera (The Ring of Fire)
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
ISBN: 1-4767-3700-2 / 978-1-4767-3700-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
ISBN: 1-4640-1811-1 / 978-1-4640-1811-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: 1636: The Devil's Opera (Ring of Fire Series Book 14)
Author(s): Eric Flint, David Carrico
Publisher: Baen Books
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