Last week, I read Eric Flint’s “1632.” Given the title, it should be easy to guess that this book, “1633”, is the direct sequel – and you’d be correct!
Once again, we’re back with our time-displaced West Virginians in the middle of Germany, smack dab in the center of the 30 Years’ War. Of course, by now our heroic Americans have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with – and word of their presence is spreading! How are the other nations going to adjust?
I do like these sorts of “alternate history” books, but at the same time I find that they often get bogged down with a lot of historical details. I’m not a huge history reader, and so when the names of dozens of royal monarchs and generals are being thrown around, it’s easy for me to get lost. I felt that a little with this book, and even more with its next sequel, “1634: The Baltic War” (coming next week).
I almost need a flow chart to help with all the names. Maybe include a glossary?
Time to read: About 5 hours – these alternate history books just keep on getting longer and longer!