1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18 Von Meggen had rejoined the rest of the prospective Swiss Guards at the base of the cathedral steps. After a few moments of conversation, those who truly shared his hopes began smiling and … Continue …

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18 Von Meggen had rejoined the rest of the prospective Swiss Guards at the base of the cathedral steps. After a few moments of conversation, those who truly shared his hopes began smiling and … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 03

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 03 *** Life moved on. Gradually, other villagers were brought into the plan, each one adding to the chance of discovery and making Stefan more nervous. He was still arguing for a small group. … Continue readin…

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 03 *** Life moved on. Gradually, other villagers were brought into the plan, each one adding to the chance of discovery and making Stefan more nervous. He was still arguing for a small group. … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 02

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 02 Life went on in the village, with Father Yulian ministering to the needs of his flock. To those with a need to learn, he taught reading, writing, mathematics, and other things. Increasingly, political … Con…

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 02 Life went on in the village, with Father Yulian ministering to the needs of his flock. To those with a need to learn, he taught reading, writing, mathematics, and other things. Increasingly, political … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 17

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 17 PART II Tuesday May 6, 1636 Among the choirs of wind and wet and wing Chapter 9 Estève Gasquet peered through the 4x Dutch telescope. The security cordon around the majestic doors leading … Continue r…

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 17 PART II Tuesday May 6, 1636 Among the choirs of wind and wet and wing Chapter 9 Estève Gasquet peered through the 4x Dutch telescope. The security cordon around the majestic doors leading … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 01

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 01 1637: The Volga Rules By Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett PROLOGUE Go East, Young Man February, 1636 Factory in Poltz, Russia Stefan Andreevich wiped off the sweat, then motioned for Nestor … Contin…

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 01 1637: The Volga Rules By Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett PROLOGUE Go East, Young Man February, 1636 Factory in Poltz, Russia Stefan Andreevich wiped off the sweat, then motioned for Nestor … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 16

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 16 Although several of the shells had been made from the odd material that the up-timers called “plastic,” most were down-time replicas in brass with crimped tops. Like the guns they were intended …

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 16 Although several of the shells had been made from the odd material that the up-timers called “plastic,” most were down-time replicas in brass with crimped tops. Like the guns they were intended for, … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 15

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 15 So: of the two choices that Urban had open to him — to escape to Venice and from thence by sea versus heading north over the Alps — the pope had chosen the … Continue reading →

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 15 So: of the two choices that Urban had open to him — to escape to Venice and from thence by sea versus heading north over the Alps — the pope had chosen the … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 14

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 14 Chapter 8 Having completed the entry code, Pedro Dolor stepped back from the door to the rooms he had taken for a year’s lease six months ago. Laurin, whose underground infamy as an … Continue r…

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 14 Chapter 8 Having completed the entry code, Pedro Dolor stepped back from the door to the rooms he had taken for a year’s lease six months ago. Laurin, whose underground infamy as an … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 13

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 13 Borja frowned. “I do not understand, Don Dolor. You did not visit this agent yet you received an update from him. How was that effected?” “By radio, Your Eminence, when I passed through &#…

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 13 Borja frowned. “I do not understand, Don Dolor. You did not visit this agent yet you received an update from him. How was that effected?” “By radio, Your Eminence, when I passed through … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 12

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 12 “A colloquium? What does this mean? Why does he not summon a Council of the Cardinals?” Borja idly wondered if a sufficiently large bomb could be fashioned to send Urban and all of … Conti…

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 12 “A colloquium? What does this mean? Why does he not summon a Council of the Cardinals?” Borja idly wondered if a sufficiently large bomb could be fashioned to send Urban and all of … Continue reading