1636: The Kremlin Games #2020

1636: The Kremlin Games By Eric Flint Gorg Huff Paula Goodlett The Kremlin Games A new addition to the multiple New York Times best selling Ring of Fire series After carving a place for itself in war torn th century Europe the modern town of Grantville West Virginia continues
  • Title: 1636: The Kremlin Games
  • Author: Eric Flint Gorg Huff Paula Goodlett
  • ISBN: 9781451637762
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1636: The Kremlin Games By Eric Flint Gorg Huff Paula Goodlett A new addition to the multiple New York Times best selling Ring of Fire series After carving a place for itself in war torn 17th century Europe, the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia continues its quest for survival A Grantville resident helps Russia modernize, but he in turn must deal with 1600s Russian culture and politics or wind up dead.1636 Grantville has boA new addition to the multiple New York Times best selling Ring of Fire series After carving a place for itself in war torn 17th century Europe, the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia continues its quest for survival A Grantville resident helps Russia modernize, but he in turn must deal with 1600s Russian culture and politics or wind up dead.1636 Grantville has bounced back and established its new mission and identity, but it seems some have been left behind people like Bernie Zeppi, courageous in the battle, but unable to figure out what to do with himself in a world that s utterly changed Then Russian emissary Vladimir Gorchacov arrives in Grantville and hires Bernie to journey to Moscow and bring the future to a Russia mired in slavish serfdom and byzantine imperial plots Bernie jumps at the chance He figures it to be an easy gig, complete with high pay and hot and cold running women But one thing Bernie hasn t counted on is the chance to find his purpose in Mother Russia, from fighting the needless death of children from typhoid to building the first dirigible in Russian history And then there s love Just as Bernie realizes his feeling for a certain Russian noblewoman may have gone way beyond respect, he finds them both enmeshed in the deadly politics of Kremlin power struggles Comprehensive Teacher s Guide available.
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      Eric Flint is a New York Times bestselling American author, editor, and e publisher The majority of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures.

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    1. The strongest recent entry in the 1632verse Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett should be encouraged to write in this space while Virginia DeMarce should have her privileges revoked.1636 The Kremlin Games spends a lot of time educating the reader about the state of Russia in the 17th century and then plunging the reader into myriad political intrigues One thing is clear, it is miraculous that the wheels didn t come off the Czar s cart until 1917 in the real world.An entertaining and quick read I would [...]


    2. In some ways, a better title for the book might have been, 1632 1636 Retconning Russia into the timeline now that the series is moving East , as 1636 The Kremlin Games actually encompasses events from the beginning of the Ring of Fire 1632 series.But in all seriousness, this turned out to be one of the better books from this series Considering how quality has been varying throughout especially the co authored books , this one is like a diamond in the rough Personally, I believe it benefited from [...]


    3. This is the book that brings me back into the fold on the Grantville series I liked it so much than any of the last 3 that I read, and I think most of the credit has to go to Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett I don t know to what extent Eric Flint was involved in the writing of this story aside from creating the whole universe to begin with, but a lot of the melodramatic flair that he has in any of the mainline novels was missing happily missing for my part This was just a great story of another upt [...]


    4. An alternate history, created by thrusting a modern American town into the middle of the 30 years war, spreads to Russia if you know the series, that s probably all you need for the plot And if you don t know the series you MUST start with 1632 However, for those who do know the seriesVery good addition I should start by saying that while I love the 1632 series, some of them work a lot better for me than others largely because I m a stickler for tight plotting, and by the nature of the way this [...]


    5. The events of The Kremlin Games actually stretches between 1631 the arrival of Grantville in Germany and 1636 Our main protagonist is Bernie Zeppi, a former auto mechanic who is not quite sure what to do with himself in the strange new world that is the 17th Century He gets hired as a technology consultant by a Russian noble who has been sent by the czar to investigate Grantville Russia of the 17th Century is about two centuries behind the rest of Europe, and Bernie is kind of the bargain baseme [...]


    6. The 1632 series is my guilty pleasure It s an alternative history fiction series based on a West Virginia town being plunked down in Germany in the middle of the 30 Years War This episode has a plucky young WV slacker who goes to Russia and brings indoor plumbing and hot air balloons So far.


    7. Okay I love Bernie He s so real, and reminds me of many good old boys I went to school with This is one of my favorite stories from the ROF series, and I want to know about how Russia fares due to the changes I ll refrain from saying due to possible spoilers Part of my reasoning is that the history of the Romanovs has fascinated me for decades, and I really want to see how Flint and company will alter the reality.


    8. I definitely agree with most of the reviewers as this was one of the better entries in the series There is not only plot development but true character growth over the arc I enjoyed the introduction of a true reaction to the 1632 development not everyone would survive and or adapt well to a change in that scale I really liked the ending too.





    9. 1636, the latest installment in the series is a knockout Erick Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett have done a wonderful job of taking this series to a new place and thereby breathing new life into a series that is now 14 books strong and counting.The main character of this book is a guy named Bernie Zeppi He is a damaged person for several reasons One is that his mother died just after the Ring of Fire because the medicines needed were not available to her in the new time frame of the 1600s The [...]


    10. This is a great addition to the 163x series also known as Ring of Fire series or Assiti Shards series It s not a great place to start I would recommend reading 1632 first, but after that it stands well on its own 1636 The Kremlin Games starts in 1631, soon after the town of Grantville has been transported from 20th century West Virginia to 17th century Germany While the other books in the series focus on developments in Grantville and or on characters who play a big role in the political changes [...]


    11. An interesting entry in the ever expansive Ring of Fire series that dropped a West Virginia mining town into the middle of Germany during the 30 Years War Flint and his co conspirators it s not clear how much actual writing Flint has done on this one I suspect he s been of a name above the title and served as of an art director editor imperial suggestor on this particular outing go a little further afield than they ve done before, leaving Grantville almost entirely behind to explore the until [...]


    12. In some ways this book falls short in others its one of the best in the series maybe third best This book goes all the way back starting in 1633 following a dispirited former car mechanic Bernie who feels like the ring of fire is against him His mother died because she couldn t get medicine she needed to live in the 17th century, he is disturbed by the war he has been a soldier in , and is with out a purpose Then a Russian prince comes to offer him a job and he takes it coming back to Russia to [...]


    13. I just finished 1636 The Kremlin Games Brilliant You and your collaborators, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlet, have turned out one of the finest Ring of Fire novels since The Dreeson Incident As with The Dreeson Incident, the three of you crafted a believable and practical setting for this story Filled with believable characters with human flaws, desires, hopes, personal and challenging difficulties that make the reader care about them as though they are real.I sympathized with Bernie from the beginn [...]


    14. I read the ebook version of novel which I picked up on the publisher s site Much of this novel I read as shorts in various Grantville Gazette releases broken up I didn t care for the story line much but as a combined story the flow was much better and I enjoyed it a lot The book covers a period of 5 years and sometimes the chapters seem to skip a little but overall I didn t mind the transitions As with much of the Ring of Fire series, quite a lot happens in these 5 years and I m not certain I b [...]


    15. 1636 The Kremlin Games is another fabulous addition to the Ring of Fire series It is part funny, part drama and did not disappoint.The Story Bernie is slowly drinking himself to death perhaps because he hasn t adjusted to being thrown back in time to the 1600s, but the Russians have come to Grantville to find out what is myth and fact about these Uptimers Since all the best people are already hired away, the Russians ask Bernie to come to Moscow to help them modernize Bernie is a drunk with a hi [...]


    16. Just finished reading 1636 The Kremlin Games There are only five uptimers in it and one has exactly 2 lines The rest of them are brand new downtimers Like most of his novels, it s very well done, and very historically accurate If you know anything about Russian history it is all here You ve got your serfs, your Orthadox church, your Duma, your prominant families, your lesser families that do all the work, money problems, literacy problems, and at the time, a very, very weak Romanov Tzar Their re [...]


    17. Started out good, but the last half of the book was disappointing It essentially dropped all interest in the characters and instead ran with a telling of events.Oh, the story was told through the eyes of the characters, but the characters were only there to relate the events.The book started off with a bang, though I came to really like the main character Mike Stearns and the other primary characters of the past books were heroic types willing to step up and meet challenges Kremlin Games started [...]


    18. Staggeringly dull and dismayingly amateurish If Flint contributed anything to this book besides a brand name, it was not visible to me as a reader Instead he seems to have left the matter to his co authors Here s a tip on that just because someone is fascinated by the question of how one might reverse engineer a working flush toilet in 17th century Russia and I mean plainly DEEPLY fascinated does not necessarily mean they are qualified to write a gripping and worthwhile novel Some might even sug [...]


    19. This continuing tale of Eric Flint s 1632 world follows Up timer Bernie Zeppi, a definite underachiever who was just drifting along in Grantville after the Ring of Fire When he is approached by a member of a aristocratic Russian family, Vladimir Gorchacov, and induced to travel to Russia to help his family translate and understand uptime information that Vladimir will be sending back from Grantville Little does Bernie know that he will be a catalyst in a major upheaval in the social and industri [...]


    20. The Ring of Fire series of alternative history books is split into two types One follows the great sweep of the alternative history featuring the effect of the presence of a small group of 20th century Americans on the history of Germany and central Europe The other feature the adventures of individual Americans who get split off from the main group This book is the second type I normally prefer the first type, but I really enjoyed this one A man who was adrift among the Americans after sufferin [...]


    21. The series is uneven this novel is not one of the better ones in my opinion This book spent lots of time discussing the social change needed in Russia, particularly the idea of serfdom and liberty The characters were ok, but not really that engaging The ending begs a sequel The book had a few chuckles, primarily due to the Russian American languages and the typical up timer down timer differences in thought patterns and backgrounds Some action does take place although one battle seems an adjunct [...]


    22. I found this one rather interesting It deviates from the main story line and focuses mainly on one character who is recruited by Russia to help modernize the country and hopefully prevent what could have been another 400 years of toil and struggle in Russia Unfortunately, he brings some of that future trouble with him I enjoyed reading about the jump start that one family tried to make to modernize the Russian technology and industrial base and help to make them a player in the new world order o [...]


    23. Now see, this is how you do a spin off Kremlin Games is clearly outside the main storyline of the Ring of Fire and includes only small cameos of established characters But the new characters are appealing and do interesting, important things Slice of life stuff works in short stories for the Grantville Gazette, but a novel demands and this one delivers, unlike some others I could mention It s clearly the first book of a new line set in Russia and I find myself actually looking forward to the ne [...]


    24. I don t know but I think this might be 20 in the Ring of Fire series Except for the books written by Virginia DeMarce I am not feeling anything like the series fatigue I have felt in other series Edgar Rice Burroughs and Conan Doyle wrote some great stuff but after a while things got repetitive Not with the Ring of Fire 1632 series Every book just builds and builds It s great


    25. entertaining read, but not the best of the series Like most of the books in the series, it takes place at the same time as the rest of the books It starts just after the event in 32 and carries forward to 36 A few of the characters, including one of the uptimers are stock villians, but others show growth and change.I didn t recognize the characters for any of the other books, but then again I haven t read all of them.


    26. I liked it, I didn t love it, but that may have been my sketchy knowledge of 17th century Russian history at work, than any fault of the authors Was also rather amused that I made it through all 400 pages or so without a single reference to Checkov, or Tolstoy for that matter Particularly how absolutely hellbent the downtime elites are to get info on their country from the future.


    27. Not bad I really enjoy this series However, you can tell that the authors have a strong background in writing short stories They rely too much on telling you about character s tendencies and personalities for a novel Novels have room to actually show those traits in action On the other hand, their descriptions, technical and historical data, and culture clashes were great


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