By Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce
The Thirty Years warfare maintains to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is collecting energy and effect: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the twentieth century led through Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the previous via a mysterious cosmic coincidence. encouraged through the instance of yank freedom and justice, a circulation in Franconia one of the peasants, who've revolted a number of instances even ahead of the coming from the way forward for the city of Grantville, an autonomous innovative flow has arisen, flying the banner of the top of a ram. The West Virginians absolutely approve of freeing the peasants from the the Aristocracy, yet also they are conscious of how innovative events can result in bloodbaths. And keeping off that lethal probability would require all in their destiny wisdom and all their simple previous American horse-trading international relations. . . .
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He began to lose his temper, for the boy was grinning widely. “You could kneel,” he suggested. “Or bend over. ” So it would, sliding on the straps across his back. Wallie could pull the top of the scabbard to one side and the bottom to the other and, with much cursing and almost losing an ear, he sheathed the sword. “Not bad,” the boy said, regarding him. “You have the guard on the wrong side. Shonsu is ambidextrous, so it doesn’t matter, I suppose. ” But Wallie did draw it, then replaced it the other way round.
She had thought his smiles frightening and had given no thought to what his anger might be. ” She nodded timidly and the rage was whirled round toward the priest. ” The priest was not cowed, merely puzzled. ” The swordsman did not answer. ” Then he shrugged and spoke to the priest again. “So I am supposed to kill this . . Hardduju . . person, am I? ” The old man seemed surprised. “If you mean the swordsmen, my lord, then they will respect the outcome of a formal challenge. Most of them, I am sure, are men of honor.
She nodded, perplexed. Why even ask such things? He scowled. “So the priests tell you to be a good slave in this life? ” He fell silent again, brooding. ” She had been wrong, she sensed. “Your womenfolk . . sons . . ” For a moment the sparkle of man-interest was back in his eye. He shook his head. “None of those! No one special . . ” Then his mood went bitter. “And why only mention sons? ” She stammered. “I thought . . a swordsman . . ” He sighed. “I’m no swordsman, Jja. Not in this world nor any other.
1634: The Ram Rebellion (The Assiti Shards) by Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce