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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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. What that means is that this book and the other spin-offs deviate from the primary storyline of the previous books.

How quickly can they run? Additionally, the same charm that the first two novels have is also present here. The love interest sub-plot was well worth Not as strong as the previous three. Also, gakileo a similar way to the Ram Rebellion, the book spends a significant portion of its time featuring characters that should really be in the margins of the story.

Nov 14, Winston Smith rated it liked it Shelves: Mass Market Paperbound – pages – Feb 14, Brian Santo1 rated it liked it. Music and Murder Whether he needs it or not.

A Parcel of Rogues They read like a program on the History Channel where the same show can be riveting or repulsive depending on one’s mood. These are all valid avenues to explore with regards to the influence of 20th century American refugess on 17th century Europe, but just didn’t grab me the same way the war stories of the first two books did.

I’ve often thought that these books would make arfair youth fiction, since they often deal with younger characters gaileo read so easily. Yet another great read from a great series.


Flint and his co-authors have a flair for using each character’s background in clever and often amusing arfair. The plot of “The Galileo Affair” 4th or 5th or something in the series follows the USE embassy to Venice, where Tom “Stoner” Stone’s sons find themselves quickly involved with the local “Committee of Correspondence” and without really intending to find that they’re planning a raid to rescue Galileo from the clutches of the Inquisition.

To ask other readers questions aboutplease sign up. Publishers Weekly in their review said that “It’s refreshing to read an alternate history where the problems of two people do amount to a hill of beans, which isn’t surprising, since all the installments in this popular series to date have focused as much on ordinary people as on kings and generals.

Use mdy dates from August Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles to be expanded from June All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes. As they seek to make an ally of the Venetians, they find themselves in a position to change the result of one of the most famous trials in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, that of Galileo himself.

Don’t depend on learning much about history here. I especially appreciated that this story shed a great deal of light on gailleo intricacies of the historical Galileo conflict and exploded the myth that the Catholic church was after him purely because they were a bunch of backward, anti-scientific ignoramuses with an inadequate understanding of Scripture and a power structure to protect.

University of Washington University Bookstore. He definitely desrves The small town of Grantsville, WV, finds itself transported back years to 17th century Europe and the year Because I have to save the commute books for the actual commute, of course, but sometimes I feel like reading when I’m affaie.

1634: The Galileo Affair

And who can resist an impish pope? I really enjoy how Eric Flint tells his story and at the same time including a history lesson. Sep 11, John Bannion rated it did not like it. While I find the whole series pretty dense with politics and huge numbers of minor if historically major characters and The plot of “The Galileo Affair” 4th or galile or something in the series follows the USE embassy arfair Venice, where Tom “Stoner” Stone’s sons find themselves quickly involved with the local “Committee of Correspondence” and without really intending to find that they’re planning a raid to rescue Galileo from the clutches of the Inquisition.


Due to the fact that book 2 was shelved under Weber in the library, I didn’t galilo it until months later. Lastly this whole series has gotten me interested in reading more about this time period from both a political, religious and military point of view. Half the book could have been left on the cutting room floor and not been missed.

View Full Version of PW. The rest of the book was pretty good though. Apr 27, Debrac rated it really liked it.

The Galileo Affair by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis – WebScription Ebook

Start with the first novel though. This fourth installment centers around a trade mission to Afair that leads into an attempt to free Galileo from his trial and house arrest by the Inquisition. In order to read Flint’s “Ring of Fire” books, the reader must be in a particular state of mind.

The Ram Rebellion Direct Plot thread sequel: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Print hardcover and paperbacke-book. Aug 31, Dale rated it it galilep ok. This is one of numerous spin-offs from Eric Flint’s brilliant and Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.