By Eric Flint
FREEDOM AND JUSTICE -- AMERICAN kind
1632 And in northern Germany issues couldn't get a lot worse. Famine. disorder. Religous battle laying waste the towns. in basic terms the aristocrats remained fairly 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 whole neighborhood bankruptcy of the United Mine employees of the United States, which Mike leads) is having a great time.
THEN, every little thing CHANGED....
whilst the airborne dirt and dust settles, Mike leads a gaggle of armed miners to determine what occurred and reveals 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 through males in metal vests. confronted with this, Mike and his buddies don't need to ask who to shoot. At that second Freedom and Justice, American variety, are brought to the center of the Thirty Years' conflict.
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