George V. Reilly

Review: 1635: The Cannon Law

1635: The Cannon Law
Title: 1635: The Cannon Law
Author: Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Baen
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 420
Keywords: alternate history
Reading period: 9–17 March, 2007

Another book from the 1632 series and a direct sequel to 1634: The Galileo Affair. For­tu­nate­ly, this one is much better than Grantville Gazette III.

The Americans from the future have es­tab­lished an embassy in Rome, as well as a tavern catering to the rev­o­lu­tion­ary-minded elements. Cardinal Borja, head of the Spanish In­qui­si­tion, is enraged by the ac­com­mo­da­tion reached by Pope Urban, and he foments unrest leading to an attempt to overthrow the pope.

Fairly en­ter­tain­ing with a coherent plot and engaging characters. The first half moves slowly as the background is laid down; the pace picks up as unrest escalates into war.

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