1636: The Vatican Sanction (1632 Universe)

1636: The Vatican Sanction (1632 Universe)

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 (1632 Universe)
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 (1632 Universe) Reviews

  • Kathleen
    Nov 07, 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Redsteve
    May 07, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Stan Morris
    Dec 09, 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Brian
    Feb 18, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Bill
    Apr 09, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

  • C.
    Jan 04, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

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  • David
    Feb 05, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kathryn Baron
    Jan 08, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

  • Jim Hitchcock
    Jan 26, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Stephen Maguire
    Mar 11, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Anthony H
    Apr 02, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

  • Bradford R. Brulett
    Apr 18, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

    ...

  • Ron Nurmi
    Feb 25, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

  • Nicholas Buroker
    Mar 08, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kurt Haserodt
    Mar 23, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Cynthia Dalton
    Apr 21, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

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    ...

    ...

  • John Hawley
    May 13, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Okay It started and ended well, but the middle was a little slow. The Ring of Fire books by authors other than Flint are always a little ?meh?. ...

    This started out very slow indeed. However it did become more enthralling as it progressed. ...

    Flint and Gannon have created another great installment in the 'religious' thread of the Ring of Fire series. ...

    Another in the series beginning with 1632. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Edward Hurd
    Feb 21, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...