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, whilst Gustavus invades <st1:place><st1:country-region>Poland</st1:country-region></st1:place>, dealing with to unite all of the squabbling Polish factions into repelling the typical enemy, the time-lost american citizens 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 proven that he’s excellent at being a common. And he’s approximately to actually 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 might be performed. The progressive teams which she has been operating with are usually not approximately to enable that occur, and without notice there’s rioting within the streets. <st1:place>Saxony</st1:place>’s ruthless normal Baner is decided to suppress the rebellion by means of the everyday “kill all of them and permit God style them out” process, which in basic terms 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 project. yet he didn’t inform him not to, both . . .
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The strategium of his flagship was kept dark, the faint blue light of consoles and hololithic displays islands of light in the darkness. The Primarch of the Night Lords paid no attention to his surroundings, ignoring the pregnant pressure. of anticipation that bristled from every member of his bridge crew. A deck of worn cards sat on the softly glowing lectern before him, their edges scuffed and curled from decades of shuffling and dealing. Little more than a parlour game played by the indolent rich of Nostramo Quintus, he had since discovered that variations of these cards had been employed in the hives of Medea and by the tribes of the Franc as a means of divination in the time before Old Night had descended.
The Moon, the Martyr and the Monster lay in a triangular pattern. The King lay reversed at the feet of the Emperor on one side of the pattern, and on the other, also reversed, was the Dove – a card academics postulated was a symbol of hope. The card he had just dealt sat at the top of the pattern, a card that had changed little over the centuries and the meaning of which, though often misinterpreted, was unmistakable. Death. He heard footsteps and looked up to see Captain Shang approaching, clad in his battle plate and wrapped in his ceremonial black cape of gleaming patagium.
This was what Unity had brought, this and the near measureless expanse of worlds and dominions that it guided and administered. For two hundred years, the Emperor and his primarchs had fought to create the Imperium. They had waged the Great Crusade from star to star, to forge the empire of man, an epic undertaking they had all made without hesitation, because they believed, with utter conviction, in the bright destiny it would shape for their species. They had all believed. All of them. What was he afraid of?