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1636 - Mission to the Mughals

Eric Flint

After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th century Europe. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident-the Ring of Fire-is beset by enemies on all sides. The U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the U.S.E., Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The mission consists of a mixed group of up-timers and down-timers, including paramedics, a squad of soldiers with railroad-building experience, a spy and a pair of swindlers. On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal, harem-bound princesses, warrior princes, and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court. The emperor's sons are plotting against each other and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith. But in the midst of these intrigues, the U.S.E. mission finds a ally: the brilliant and beautiful Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan. She is the mistress of her father's harem and a power in her own right, who wishes to learn more of these women who are free in a way she can scarcely comprehend. When the Emperor learns of what befalls his empire and children in the time that was, he makes every effort to change their fate. But emperors, princesses, and princes are no more immune to the inexorable waves of change created by the Ring of Fire than are the Americans themselves.

After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th century Europe. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident-the Ring of Fire-is beset by enemies on all sides. The U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the U.S.E., Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The mission consists of a mixed group of up-timers and down-timers, including paramedics, a squad of soldiers with railroad-building experience, a spy and a pair of swindlers. On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal, harem-bound princesses, warrior princes, and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court. The emperor's sons are plotting against each other and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith. But in the midst of these intrigues, the U.S.E. mission finds a ally: the brilliant and beautiful Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan. She is the mistress of her father's harem and a power in her own right, who wishes to learn more of these women who are free in a way she can scarcely comprehend. When the Emperor learns of what befalls his empire and children in the time that was, he makes every effort to change their fate. But emperors, princesses, and princes are no more immune to the inexorable waves of change created by the Ring of Fire than are the Americans themselves.
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After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia go on a quest for the makings of medicines that have yet to be invented in 17th century Europe. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident-the Ring of Fire-is beset by enemies on all sides. The U.S.E. needs a reliable source of opiates for those wounded in action, as well as other goods not available in Europe. The Prime Minister of the U.S.E., Mike Stearns, sends a mission to the Mughal Empire of India with the aim of securing a trade deal with the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The mission consists of a mixed group of up-timers and down-timers, including paramedics, a squad of soldiers with railroad-building experience, a spy and a pair of swindlers. On reaching India the mission finds a grieving emperor obsessed with building the Taj Mahal, harem-bound princesses, warrior princes, and an Afghan adventurer embroiled in the many plots of the Mughal court. The emperor's sons are plotting against each other and war is brewing with the newly risen Sikh faith. But in the midst of these intrigues, the U.S.E. mission finds a ally: the brilliant and beautiful Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Shah Jahan. She is the mistress of her father's harem and a power in her own right, who wishes to learn more of these women who are free in a way she can scarcely comprehend. When the Emperor learns of what befalls his empire and children in the time that was, he makes every effort to change their fate. But emperors, princesses, and princes are no more immune to the inexorable waves of change created by the Ring of Fire than are the Americans themselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Griffin Barber, George Guidall

Length:

13h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:27