1636: Flight of the Nightingales

by David Carrico
Release date: November 5, 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, alternate history

TWO SHORT NOVELS SET IN ERIC FLINT'S BESTSELLING RING OF FIRE SERIES from David Carrico, co-author of 1636: The Devil's Opera, and The Span of Empire.

Time waits for no one, but for the residents of 17th century Europe the future comes calling — literally! Due to a temporal disturbance known as the Ring of Fire, the 20th century town of Grantville, West Virginia finds itself transported through time and space to Central Europe in the year 1632. The turmoil resulting from the event has massive repercussions for the uptime citizens of Grantville, the downtime citizens of Europe — and the world at large. Massive political and social upheavals take place. But change happens on a smaller, human scale, too.

In The Flight of the Nightingale, downtimer Francesca Caccini is inspired the arrival of Grantville inspires her to seek a different destiny from what would have been her lot otherwise. And in Bach to the Future, Johann and his brothers commit themselves to preserve, protect, and promote their family's heritage from the future.

Two short novels, set in Eric Flint's bestselling Ring of Fire series, that shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences.

updated 2019-11-05

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