1634-The Baltic War

Fight for Freedom in a Dark and Bloody Age!

After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle.  The Baltic War reaches a climax as France, Spain, England, and Denmark besiege the U.S.E. in the Prussian stronghold of Lubeck.  The invention of ironclads, the introduction of special force tactics during a spectacular rescue operation at the Tower of London – the up-timers plan to use every trick in the time traveler's book to avoid a defeat that will send Europe back to a new Dark Age! 

Multiple New York Times best-seller and creator of the legendary "Honorverse" series David Weber teams with New York Times best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint to tell the tale of the little town that remade a continent and rang in freedom for a battle-ravaged land in the latest blockbuster addition to Flint's "Grantsville" saga!

"This is a thoughtful and exciting look at just how powerful are the ideals we sometimes take for granted, and is highly recommended[.]"
Publishers Weekly on Flint and Weber's 1633.

"[R]eads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicis . . ."
Publishers Weekly on New York Times best-seller, 1634:  The Galileo Affair.

  Cover Art by Tom Kidd
Maps by Randy Asplund

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, May 2007

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Flint, Eric.
1634 : the Baltic War / Eric Flint & David Weber.
p. cm. — (The ring of fire series)
"A Baen Books original"—T.p. verso.
ISBN 1-4165-2102-X
1. Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648—Fiction. 2. Americans—Europe—Fiction. 3. Time travel—Fiction. 4. West Virginia—Fiction. I. Weber, David, 1952– II. Title.
PS3556.L548A617 2007

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Printed in the United States of America

ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-2102-0
ISBN-10: 1-4165-2102-X

Copyright© 2007 by Eric Flint & David Weber

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

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To Anna Lou Ballew McQuade

The Ring of Fire series:

1632 by Eric Flint
1633 by Eric Flint & David Weber
1634: The Baltic War by Eric Flint & David Weber
Ring of Fire ed. by Eric Flint
1634: The Galileo Affair by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
Grantville Gazette ed. by Eric Flint
Grantville Gazette II ed. by Eric Flint
1634: The Ram Rebellion by Eric Flint with Virginia DeMarce et al.
1635: The Cannon Law by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
Grantville Gazette III ed. by Eric Flint

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