New RING OF FIRE book available

One of my favorite series of books is the RING OF FIRE series by Eric Flint. The first book was 1632, and seems to have been intended as a one-off. It follows a group of modern-day Americans who lived within roughly ten miles of the West Virginia city of Grantville. Mid-day it was transported to 1632 in the middle of what was to become Germany, during the horrible Thirty-Years War.

Both “up-time” and “down-time” people and their situations were brought vividly to life by Flint, and they proved to be fertile ground for later books. Flint enlisted the aid of several capable authors to co-author or author follow-up books which he did not have time to write by himself. For updates and more info on the series see the Eric Flint web site.

The latest book is 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz, by Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright. It follows the early and middle life of Phillip Theophrastus Gribbleflotz. An alchemist and possible great-grandson of Paracelsus, he struggles to survive and in the process helps to create and grow the modern chemical industry of the 17th Century. I spent several happy evenings with the book and look forward to a sequel is there ever is one.

Preview Amz B&N


About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.
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