1636: The Saxon Uprising
| 3.9/5 |
June 5, 2012
5 June 2012
1635: The Papal Stakes
| Print (hardback & paperback)|
Alternate history, Science Fiction
Works by Eric Flint, 1632 series books, Other books
1636: The Kremlin Games Wikipedia
1636: The Kremlin Games is a novel in the 1632 series written by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett along with Eric Flint. It is the fourth book in the series to be listed on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction. This book reached number 30 on the NY Times list during a single week in June 2012. Besides being listed on the NY Times Best Seller list, 1636: The Kremlin Games was also listed on the Locus Hardcovers Bestsellers List for the month of September in 2012 at number 6.
The story follows Bernie Zeppi, an auto mechanic from Grantville, as he travels East to Russia and helps to set in motion various chains of events that leads to fundamental reordering of Russian history and a massive shift from a primarily agrarian economy to a more industrialized one. In writing the review for 1636: The Kremlin Game, the reviewer for the SFRevu wrote a positive review stating that the book "is another side story in the ongoing Grantville saga" and that the "action is carried on by characters that haven't played a significant role in earlier parts of the series" and the book "allowed fans to get involved in the development." The reviewer for the San Francisco Book Review wrote that this book "is a standout even in a wonderful series" and it has "war, political intrigue, romance, [and] even car chases." The Midwest Book Review said that this installment "is an enjoyable thriller with a wonderful second order effect on Bernie and the Russians."