By Eric Flint
The <st1:state>West Virginia</st1:state> city of <st1:city>Grantville</st1:city>, torn from the 20 th century and hurled again into 17th century <st1:place>Europe</st1:place> has allied with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, within the usa of Europe. So, while Gustavus invades <st1:place><st1:country-region>Poland</st1:country-region></st1:place>, handling to unite the entire squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost americans need to fear approximately getting dragged into the struggle in addition to the Swedish forces.
yet Mike Stearns has one other challenge. He was once best Minister of the USE till he misplaced an election, and now he’s certainly one of Gustavus’s generals; and he has confirmed that he’s first-class at being a normal. And he’s approximately to truly want all his army flair. Gretchen , who by no means observed a revolution she didn’t like, has been arrested in <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place>, and is perhaps completed. The progressive teams which she has been operating with aren't approximately to enable that occur, and abruptly there’s rioting within the streets. <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place>’s ruthless basic Baner is set to suppress the rebellion via the widely used “kill all of them and permit God type them out” procedure, which simply provides gasoline to the fireplace. So Gustavus orders Mike Stearns to visit <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place> and repair order. yet he makes one mistake.
He didn’t inform Mike to take his troops alongside at the venture. yet he didn’t inform him not to, both . . .
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The sword itself lay in the street, looking no more dangerous now than a pruning hook, with dust blandly blotting the wet redness all along the blade. Mark let out an inarticulate cry for help, from anyone, anywhere. He could feel Kenn's life departing, running out almost like water between his fingers. Women were crying, somewhere in the distance. Someone, walking slowly, came into Mark's view a little way ahead of him. It was Falkener. "You shot the seneschal," the leather-worker said. " For a moment Mark could not understand what the man was saying.
Gradually more life returned to his face and in a little while he spoke. Later. Mala was never able to remember exactly what either of them said in this first exchange, but after- wards Jord could weep for his friends' lives and his own loss, and Mala was able to comfort him. Mean- while the dancing and feverish festivity went on, punc- tuated only by outbursts of grief. Looking back toward the entrance from her place near the center of the hall, Mala caught one more glimpse, between bodies, of the man in the tooled leather mask.
Instead, he only looked in her direction as if he had not clearly heard, or understood. As he turned his face more fully toward Mala, she saw that he was stunned by some great pain or grief. She spoke to him again. "I'm looking for Jord, the smith. We were-we are to be married:" Understanding grew in the tormented face. "lord? He still breathes, child. " Mala put aside the curtain of hides that half-closed the doorway, and went through, to enter the most crowded room that she had ever seen in her seventeen years of life.