By Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, Paula Goodlett
Baen, $25.00, 409 pages
Bernie hadn’t adjusted well when his town of Grantville was suddenly wrenched out of the twentieth century and plopped down in 15th century Germany. His mom had died from lack of the medications that were keeping her alive. He had no immediate skills that were in demand. How many car mechanics did you need when there was no gas? He had been working on the road gangs and drinking for some time. When the Russians came calling and asked him to go with them he figured what did he have to lose? What Bernie didn’t know is what he, and the country he would come to regard as his own, had to gain. Bernie didn’t even know what he knew, or what he could learn, but he and those with him would gradually make sweeping changes, of the head, heart, and soul.
“In Russia, however it turned out, he might actually be able to do something important.”
I love this series, but this is a standout even in a wonderful series. It has war, political intrigue, romance, even car chases! It follows Russia from the first rumors of the ring of fire, and brings it up to date with the rest of the series. Don’t miss this!
Reviewed by Beth Revers