1636: The Vatican Sanction

1636: The Vatican Sanction

Book #24 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series.  SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, 1636 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 ecume Book #24 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series.  SEVEN DAYS IN MAY...

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Title:1636: The Vatican Sanction
Author:Eric Flint
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1481482777
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

1636: The Vatican Sanction Reviews

  • Kathleen
    Nov 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 ...
  • Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
    Aug 01, 2018
    This picks up where a previous book left off. Pope Urban is trying to get the different Christian religions together to talk and perhaps stop fighting. There are those who support and those who oppose. That makes the undertaking dangerous. There are several main characters from the fir...
  • Redsteve
    May 07, 2018
    1636: The Vatican Sanction is the latest (at least, as I type this) installment in the ?South European thread? in Eric Flint?s ?shared universe? Ring of Fire series, preceded by 1634: The Galileo Affair (April 2004) with Andrew Dennis, 1635: The Cannon Law (September 2006), 1...
  • Ron
    Jul 02, 2018
    Eric Flint and Charles Gannon deliver again. Pope Urban has called for an ecumenical gathering of Roman Catholics, Protestants, and other religions to come together and concentrate on what they have in common. Cardinal Borja has teams out to assassinate Pope Urban and his cardinals. Al...
  • Stan Morris
    Dec 09, 2017
    Passable Not bad, but not particularly good. I'm being a little generous. The first two thirds had some things described in maddening detail, but the last third was good. ...
  • Kay
    Jul 01, 2018
    Reading this took much longer than I envisioned. Audiobooks and e-books have spoiled me with the ability to read everywhere in small doses, but my life doesn't blend easily with lugging around a hardcover book. That's not the only reason I've taken so long to finish it, however. I'd...
  • Richard
    Sep 24, 2018
    Timelines are starting to diverge. Makes you wonder if they will have computers by 1800. ...
  • Brian
    Feb 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. ...
  • Joe
    Apr 29, 2018
    A little political mixed with a little church. A lesson on how this effect each other on the grand stage. Plus how easy and how hard it is to hide inside a medium sized town. ...
  • Helen
    Jun 22, 2018
    The pope is Urban VIII, but a Barberini who has transformed into a more human man than he was before. The loyalist cardinals have convened in Besancon along with Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish representatives to discuss a more civilised relationship among the faiths, especially with ...
  • David
    Feb 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. ...
  • Jeff
    Apr 25, 2018
    Fully enjoyed this addition to the ring series & the alternate history of Flint & Gannon. The touches of reality of living, fighting, & being the Pope in those days is an honest exposure to what was, & what might have been. ...
  • Roy
    Sep 28, 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 be...
  • Daniel Shellenbarger
    Mar 23, 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 ...
  • Gail Morris
    May 01, 2018
    I know that Sharon & Ruy were expecting a baby in the Cannon Law story and I'm pretty sure that she had the baby... but for some reason there is no mention of the child in this book... I think I will go back and read the end of Cannon Law again. Other than that, it was a very good...
  • Shane
    Feb 03, 2018
    Good but not great. This is one of the better sub-plots of the greater "Ring of Fire" series. This particular book however is the least of the series. It is unlikely that anyone reading this book hasn't read at some other books in the series. I don't think that excuses literary lazines...
  • Randy Pursley
    Jul 31, 2018
    This was an excellent story. Then ending was fairly predictable, but the story that led to that ending was very entertaining. Another good addition to the Ring of Fire universe. ...
  • Jim Hitchcock
    Jan 26, 2018
    Fine adventure and food for thought This entire series has been a joy. It reminds me of my fervent wish for more people who make decisions based on long term results with long term defined as generations rather than days. ...
  • donald a miller
    Jan 10, 2018
    1636:The Vatican Sanction I choose this rating because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Why you may ask,did I so enjoy it ? I don't know .I like the subject I like the authors . That's is as they say that. ...
  • Dan
    Oct 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...
  • Margaret
    Jan 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 ...
  • Michael Brown
    Dec 15, 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 articl...
  • James
    Jan 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. ...
  • MAB  LongBeach
    Nov 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 f...
  • Charlie Moses
    Jun 20, 2018
    So many of these characters I really enjoyed in other books - the ambassadress and her husband, the wild Irish mercenaries, the pope and his companions. To my surprise, actually. The writers of their last adventure together actually drew me through a complex logical and religions expla...
  • Stephen Maguire
    Mar 11, 2018
    Not my cup of tea I like the 1632 series for the plot twists from 2000 technology in the early modern world: seeing how the uptimers find ways to implement techniques without our worldwide trade and literacy. This contribution doesn't do that. It dumps a mixture of characters and te...
  • Kurt Haserodt
    Mar 23, 2018
    Equal parts fascinating and tedious. I found the action scenes drawn out and long to the point of just wanting them to be over, and not caring all that much about the outcome. The discussions of faith were quite captivating, and I wanted them to go on and on. It?s good to mix thin...
  • hCharles Obert
    Jun 27, 2018
    Stories set in this 'alternate universe' are, to me, highly entertaining. This series has just enough of the 'real people' from our past to let the reader see how differently things might have turned out. If you like that kind of thing... you will like this! ...
  • Edward Hurd
    Feb 21, 2018
    Another excellent addition to the Ring of Fire series. As someone who?s favorite thread in the RoF is the southern one I loved this book, it was exciting and a quick read. If you?ve read the previous three books in this thread you?ll most likely quite enjoy it. If you?ve not...
  • paul hassell
    Sep 09, 2018
    As usual excellent book hard to put down As usual an excellent book hard to put down a very good alternate history i have loved all the ring of fire novels i have read all of them from 1632 to this one and none disappointed ...