Ring Of Fire 1636: Mission To The Mughals Hardcover

Ring Of Fire 1636: Mission To The Mughals Hardcover The latest entry in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe citizens of the modern town of Grantville West Virginia go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th century Europe The United States of Europe the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident—the Ring of Fire—is beset by enemies on all sides The USE needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action as well as other goods not available in Europe The Prime Minister of the USE Mike Stearns sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan The mission consists of a mixed group of up-timers and down-timers including paramedics a squad of soldiers with railroad-building experience a spy and a pair of swindlers On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal harem-bound princesses warrior princes and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court The emperor’s sons are plotting against each other and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith But in the midst of these intrigues the USE mission finds a ally the brilliant and beautiful Jahanara Begum the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan She is the mistress of her father&39;s harem and a power in her own right who wishes to learn more of these women who are free in a way she can scarcely comprehend When the Emperor learns of what befalls his empire and children in the time that was he makes every effort to change their fate But emperors princesses and princes are no more immune to the inexorable waves of change created by the Ring of Fire than are the Americans themselves Meet the Author Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction with over three million books in print He’s the authorcreator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series starting with first novel 1632 With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634 The Baltic War and latest Honorverse series entry Cauldron of Ghosts Flint&39;s latest Ring of Fire novel is 1636 The Ottoman Onslaught Flint was for many years a labor union activist He lives near Chicago Illinois Griffin Barber spent his youth in four different countries learning three languages and burning all his bridges Finally settled in Northern California with a day job as a police officer in a major metropolitan department he lives the good life with his lovely wife crazy-smart daughter needy dog and indifferent cat 1636 Mission to the Mughals co-authored with Eric Flint is his first novel
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