has ratings and 80 reviews. Dan said: Yet another great read from a great series. re-read: In this novel, we get to meet, and absorb new. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on. The Galileo Affair. The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American .

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1634: The Galileo Affair

On that note, the fact that the Stones were created by Mercedes Lackey for a short 1364 and then rolled into this novel as well as the use of scenes written by an experienced pilot in some of the other books in this family is just a fascinating use of intellectual resources.

I’d had trouble getting into it probably no fault to the galiloe but once I got clear of the first two chapters, it’s pretty good. Why certain of the authors feel compelled to elaborate on atfair hormonal vagaries of a young man in love at such length, as though they wanted alien visitors to understand it, is beyond me. Characters do frequently pick up “up-time” galipeo and words, sometimes making for good comic relief, but this moment of time dissonance that was not what it seemed was inspired.

The Kremlin Games Certainly the poorest of a generally enjoyable series. An embassy to Venice is led by Grantsville’s only Roman Catholic priest, whose revelations about Vatican. Just zffair moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s vastly less focused on military matters I like David Weber fine, but I’m just not as interested in guns as he is and the Stone family is a nice counterpoint to the otherwise fairly idealized blue-collar main characters.

In many ways this reads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicis with the Three Stooges thrown in for seasoning.

In the widely sprawling fictional universe conceived by galildo bookwe have now reached Venice and the catholic church. Please select region, state or province. These are all valid avenues to explore with regards afrair the influence of 20th century American refugess on 17th century Europe, but just didn’t grab me the same way the war stories of the first two books did. The Galileo Affair is a prime example of one of the risks run This was not a commute book – this was a “hanging around the house” book.


They read like a program on the History Channel where the same show can be riveting or repulsive depending on one’s mood. The book is a decent read, though, so it was still interesting in and of itself. Preview — by Eric Flint. In the tradition of Italy’s commedia dell’arte, the rollicking plot serves to bring two lovers together despite formidable obstacles.

Jones goes along as Mazzare’s assistant. While I find the whole series pretty dense with politics and huge numbers of minor if historically major characters and The plot of “The Galileo Affair” 4th or 5th or something in the affsir follows the USE embassy to Venice, where Tom “Stoner” Stone’s sons find themselves quickly involved with the local “Committee of Correspondence” and without really intending to find that they’re planning a raid to rescue Galileo from the clutches of the Inquisition.

Nevertheless, they’re so densely packed with layers and characters that anyone stays engaged the subject matter itself is also pretty heavy and involved. Sep 11, John Bannion rated it did not like it. Print hardcover and paperbacke-book.

Books of the Week. Music and Murder Featured Content We could feature a quote or other highlighted information here. The Galileo Affair lasted me a looooong time. I highly recommend this series to any one who enjoys history galuleo alt-history.

It’s not real strong on action though, and I flip-flopped between giving it a 3 or a 4. Dec 09, Melanie rated it liked it.

Assiti Shards is the idea that an alien race is attacking Earth in the multi-verse through various time shifts or something like that. The Saxon Uprising Languages Italiano Edit links. I’ll set this aside and maybe come back to it when my life slows down.

Jul 27, Daniel Bratell rated it it was ok.

The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, #3) by Eric Flint

Great story line with the Pope and Galileo! They lack a certain discipline and they are, after all, the children of weed-addled hippies. The dramatic influence of current day knowledge on life in 17th century Europe is still attractive and fascinating.


The Stone family and Father Mazzare travel to Venice and Rome, establish important diplomatic ties with various groups, and get mixed up in some double-dealing agents that could spoil all of their gains as well as threaten their very lives. I liked both of those books a affxir, but things started going downhill fast at this point. I haven’t decided if this is a good thing supposedly it won’t matter which order they are read in but will have to read more to be sure.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It doesn’t help that said father is being manipulated by Cardinal Richelieu’s man on the spot. The Bavarian Crisis Go to Cart Keep Shopping. I find the book less convincing than I would like.

Feb 08, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. Jul 05, Annette rated it liked it Shelves: There is pre-matital sex but if you have read the affalr novels you already know this. The newly formed USE acts to open a trade corridor with the Middle East via Venice to insure supplies of materials unavailable within Western Europe; gaining political allies within these regions; and religious allies to spread the doctrines of religious tolerance and the separation of church and state.

I think this may be my favourite of the x series, though I’m currently in the middle of a reread of the entire series, so I may change my mind further along. It follows the activities of an embassy party sent from the United States of Europe Grantville to VeniceItaly, where the three afair Stone brothers become involved with the local Committees of Correspondence and the Inquisition ‘s trial of Galileo Galilei.

But the CPE is also working in secret. It’s been on my currently-reading list for as long as I’ve been on GoodReads, and I started it well before that.