1636: The Vatican Sanction by Eric Flint

Into the Wild

1636: The Vatican Sanction Read Online Free - Book #24 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. 


It’s spring in Burgundy. The flowers are out and so are the cardinals—of Pope Urban’s renegade papacy, now on the run from the Vatican’s would-be usurper Borja. Most of the Church’s senior leaders have converged upon the city of Besancon, where the Pope plans to offer an ecumenical olive branch to the other Christian denominations with which Rome has been at war.

Fortunately, Urban has up-time help. He can rely upon Cardinal-Protector Larry Mazzare’s theological savvy, Sharon Nichols’ medical skills, and her husband Ruy Sanchez’s keen-eyed experience as a body-guard-in-chief. And even though Urban has a new Papal Guard in the form of Owen Rowe O’Neill’s Wild Geese, Mike Stearns has loaned the Pope a small contingent of the Hibernian Battalion—just in case.

Which is prudent, since Urban and his peace initiative are not merely at risk from Borja’s assassins. There is another, more deadly, team of professional killers in town, directed by the man who almost killed the Pope before: lethal Spanish mastermind Pedro Dolor.

Dolor hasn’t come to confess murder—he’s come to commit it.

About 1635: A Parcel of Rogues:
"The 20th volume in this popular, fast-paced alternative history series follows close on the heels of the events in The Baltic War, picking up with the protagonists in London, including sharpshooter Julie Sims. This time the 20th-century transplants are determined to prevent the rise of Oliver Cromwell and even have the support of King Charles."—Library Journal

About 1634: The Galileo Affair:
"A rich, complex alternate history with great characters and vivid action. A great read and an excellent book."—David Drake

"Gripping . . . depicted with power!"—Publishers Weekly

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

Title : 1636: The Vatican Sanction
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ISBN : 1481482777
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Dan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 29, 2017

I started reading the eARC of 1636 The Vatican Sanction 40 days ago, with a 1.5 day break to enjoy the Liaden series "Neogenesis" eARC. There was little in this book to grab and maintain my interest, unfortunately. Some days I had to force myself to read a single chapter. :/ I hope the next book...

Daniel rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2017

1636: The Vatican Sanction seems to be the final volume in the Italian Arc of Ring of Fire novels. That series of stories, which started with 1634: The Galileo Conspiracy has focused on the up-timers interactions with the Papacy (in the form of Urban VII) and their efforts to push for moderation...

MAB rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 03, 2017

Another entry in the long-running 1632/Ring of Fire series. Pope Urban has had a change of heart and is heading both an Ecumenical Colloquy and a Council of Cardinals to reform the Church, running more or less simultaneously. Unfortunately, he is also being hunted by assassins, which further comp...

Margaret rated it ★★★★★

January 31, 2018

The 1632 alternate history series also contains some "series-within-the-series" or "continuing storyline threads" such as the Pope Urban VIII thread, first seen in 1634: The Galileo Affair (2004). This first book was then followed by 1635: The Cannon Law (2006), 1635: The Papal Stakes (2012), and...

Roy rated it ★★★★☆

December 27, 2017

What I have liked about the Ring of Fire stories is how the most important thing that the people sent back in time have are new ideas. The ideas of freedom, especially religious freedom, is an odd fit in the midst of the 30-year war. And I've been impressed that, once started into a best-selling...

Michael rated it ★★★☆☆

December 20, 2017

This is basically an action series. While politics, economics and religion have their place in the tales, they are rather boring subjects when the authors spend most of the books dealing with them. In the shorter Gazette submissions these are good topics for the short stories or articles. But aga...

Brian rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

Better than most of the books I've read recently in the "1632" series, probably due to Charles Gannon being the co-writer. Although I did skim some of the theological disputation. Probably more in the 3.25 - 3.5 star range, but I'm feeling generous tonight.

David rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2018

I think this volume was overly long and overly complicated. The action when it happened was good but many a long page was spent in deep theological argument that was hard to penetrate. The pace needs to pick up.

James rated it ★★★☆☆

January 25, 2018

An espionage and political novel and somewhat talky in parts, it's the end of a subplot so I don't recommend it as a first read in this series. It did make me read up a bit on Vatican II, an interesting read.

Kathleen rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 07, 2017

continued saga re Pope Urban and issues but very slow and weak plot. Characters had no depth. Did not progress story line if it had dealt with issues

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