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1636 - The Cardinal Virtues

Eric Flint

Book #19 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must contend with France's infamous Cardinal Richilieu, who is determined to keep his grip on power no matter what history says. France, 1636 . . . It has been twenty years since King Louis took ANa Maria Mauricia, daughter of Spain's King Philip III, as his wife, and their union has not yet produced an heir. Under the guidance of his chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, a plan is developed to remedy that situation. Once she is with child, Queen Anne goes into seclusion to guard her health and protect her from those who would prefer that the child is never born-France's foreign enemies as well as schemers such as Monsieur Gaston d'Orleans, the King's younger brother and heir. When the Crown's opponents make their move, factions inside and outside France must choose sides and help determine the future and fate of the Kingdom. About 1636: The Devil's Opera: "Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre."-Booklist ". . . an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. . . . the threads . . . spin together . . . to weave an addictively entertaining story. . . . a strong addition to a fun series."- Daily News of Galveston County About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series: "This alternate history series is . a landmark."-Booklist "[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians."-Booklist ".reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis."-Publishers Weekly

Book #19 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must contend with France's infamous Cardinal Richilieu, who is determined to keep his grip on power no matter what history says. France, 1636 . . . It has been twenty years since King Louis took ANa Maria Mauricia, daughter of Spain's King Philip III, as his wife, and their union has not yet produced an heir. Under the guidance of his chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, a plan is developed to remedy that situation. Once she is with child, Queen Anne goes into seclusion to guard her health and protect her from those who would prefer that the child is never born-France's foreign enemies as well as schemers such as Monsieur Gaston d'Orleans, the King's younger brother and heir. When the Crown's opponents make their move, factions inside and outside France must choose sides and help determine the future and fate of the Kingdom. About 1636: The Devil's Opera: "Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre."-Booklist ". . . an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. . . . the threads . . . spin together . . . to weave an addictively entertaining story. . . . a strong addition to a fun series."- Daily News of Galveston County About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series: "This alternate history series is . a landmark."-Booklist "[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians."-Booklist ".reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis."-Publishers Weekly
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Book #19 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia must contend with France's infamous Cardinal Richilieu, who is determined to keep his grip on power no matter what history says. France, 1636 . . . It has been twenty years since King Louis took ANa Maria Mauricia, daughter of Spain's King Philip III, as his wife, and their union has not yet produced an heir. Under the guidance of his chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, a plan is developed to remedy that situation. Once she is with child, Queen Anne goes into seclusion to guard her health and protect her from those who would prefer that the child is never born-France's foreign enemies as well as schemers such as Monsieur Gaston d'Orleans, the King's younger brother and heir. When the Crown's opponents make their move, factions inside and outside France must choose sides and help determine the future and fate of the Kingdom. About 1636: The Devil's Opera: "Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre."-Booklist ". . . an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. . . . the threads . . . spin together . . . to weave an addictively entertaining story. . . . a strong addition to a fun series."- Daily News of Galveston County About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series: "This alternate history series is . a landmark."-Booklist "[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians."-Booklist ".reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis."-Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Walter H. Hunt, George Guidall

Length:

12h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

24:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

23:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:27