By Eric Flint
The <st1:state>West Virginia</st1:state> city of <st1:city>Grantville</st1:city>, torn from the 20th century and hurled again into 17th century <st1:place>Europe</st1:place> has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, within the usa of Europe. So, while Gustavus invades <st1:place><st1:country-region>Poland</st1:country-region></st1:place>, handling to unite the entire squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost americans need to fear approximately getting dragged into the struggle in addition to the Swedish forces.
yet Mike Stearns has one other challenge. He used to be best Minister of the USE until eventually he misplaced an election, and now he’s one in every of Gustavus’s generals; and he has confirmed that he’s first-class at being a normal. And he’s approximately to actually want all his army flair. Gretchen , who by no means observed a revolution she didn’t like, has been arrested in <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place>, and may be achieved. The innovative teams which she has been operating with should not approximately to permit that occur, and all of sudden there’s rioting within the streets. <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place>’s ruthless basic Baner is set to suppress the rebellion by means of the standard “kill all of them and enable God variety them out” procedure, which simply provides gas to the fireplace. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to visit <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place> and restoration order. yet he makes one mistake.
He didn’t inform Mike to take his troops alongside at the project. yet he didn’t inform him not to, both . . .
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