has ratings and 80 reviews. Dan said: Yet another great read from a great series. re-read: In this novel, we get to meet, and absorb new. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. The Americans are divided on. The Galileo Affair. The Epic Struggle of Freedom and Justice Against the Tyrannies of the 17th Century Continues, as European Cunning Meets American .

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The Galileo Affair (Assiti Shards, #3) by Eric Flint

He definitely desrves The small town of Grantsville, WV, finds itself transported back years to 17th century Europe and the year Books by Eric Flint. Jul 03, Jud Hanson rated it really liked it. When the pope appoints this priest advocate for Galileo at his galileoo for supporting the Copernican theory, teenagers from uptime, combined with local Italian sympathizers, are convinced by Cardinal Richelieu’s agents to stage a rescue mission whose assured failure will discredit the Americans’ efforts.

This book deserves maybe three and one half stars.

That was a criticism I had of the first book in the series, and of a few other Eric Flint books, but then there were a few that were better. Select the format you would like to download: But a Venetian artisan involved with the West Virginians may cause all their plans to come to naught.


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Why spend time falileo this new story when your readers are so excited about finding what happens in the primary plot lines? Feb 07, Chris added it. Having read 20th century history books of the period, he has become determined to rescue Galileo from his trial for heresy. Apr 27, Debrac rated it really liked it.

This one, affxir, was a return to the good storytelling seen in through The Baltic War. Feb 08, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: This makes it a lot more coherent than many of the other volumes in the series, and means one is a lot less likely to greet any given PoV with “oh no, not this nitwit again!

Characters do frequently pick up “up-time” phrases and words, some I liked and more than I thought I would; this sequel is the best of the books so far. While I find the whole series pretty dense with politics and huge numbers of minor if historically major characters and occasionally hard to wade through, I cannot deny that they’re amazingly educational – especially to someone who apparently didn’t absorb much European history back in high school.

The Galileo Affair is a prime example of one of the risks run in reading genre series: He seems one-dimensional but that doesn’t take away from the rest of the story.


And I am looking afair to more of Sharon Nichols as a diplomatic envoy It is also somewhat lighter although the series is light enough as it is. It confines itself to one main plotline with associated subplots, and although it has a fair number of PoV characters they’re all associated with the same plotline. The cast of characters are one of the big joys of these books.

1634: The Galileo Affair

The book is a decent read, though, so affari was still interesting in and of itself. I finally finished this book after several false starts. Praise for Earlier Novels in the Series: The Best Books of Lists with This Book.

Refresh and try again. I especially appreciated that this story shed a great deal halileo light on the intricacies of the historical Galileo conflict and exploded the myth that the Catholic church was after gallileo purely because they were a bunch of backward, anti-scientific ignoramuses with an inadequate understanding of Scripture and a power structure to protect. Hardcover – pages – Commander Cantrell in the West Indies The earlier books had no subtitles after the year, but this one did, because at this point the series creators decided to expand their storytelling universe.