(From the publisher):
The Dark Ages Strike Back!
After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle. Now Spain makes its countermove on the Enlightenment brought by the West Virginians, as Cardinal Gaspare de Borja y de Velasco sets into motion a plot to establish Spanish hegemony over the city-states of Italy and to disgrace and assassinate a pope who has been friendly to the new ideas.
But there are those -- up-timers and locals alike -- who are determined that the fire of sweet reason so recently lit will never again be extinguished. To do so they must summon all the willpower and political craft they can muster. For they face the Heart of Medieval Darkness Itself, an implacable foe determined to use force of imperial arms and treasonous deceit to retain its grip on power -- and to be sure that life for all but the wealthy and connected remains nasty, brutish, and very short.
None of which is a surprise. You see, itís 1635. Everyone expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Original title: 1635: Cannon Law
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Time Travel
Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Alternate Histories