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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 08

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 08 Chapter 3 Düsseldorf, The Castle June, 1634 “Sister Maximiliane to see you, Milady.” Charlotte looked up from the letter she was writing to glance around the room to see if everything … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 26

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 26 He’d have given a lot to have just one or two APCs with him. The vehicles weren’t amphibious but they’d do splendidly to drive off enemy cavalry while his engineers threw up the … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 07

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 07 One other question Father Johannes had not been able to answer was just what Bishop Franz was planning to do? The bishop had the backing of his wealthy and powerful family, … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 25

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 25 Chapter 12 Mainburg, Bavaria “We could parachute in,” said Captain Wilhelm Finck. He leaned over and pointed to a spot on the big map spread across the table in Mike Stearns’ HQ tent. … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 06

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 06 The Americans too wanted to use him, and as Father Johannes walked through the early morning streets of Cologne on his way to Claude Beauville’s Emporium of Fine Arts, he enjoyed … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 24

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 24 She stopped and waited for what she expected to be a royal outburst. Gustav Adolf had quite a famous temper, when he unleashed it. And, indeed, the emperor was glaring at her. His … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 05

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 05 “The record for Gruyard’s expenses included a very large fee to van Beekx, and your cousin signed personally for full payment. Paul later managed to escape somehow and disappear.” Father Johannes … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 23

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 23 Chapter 11 Royal Palace Magdeburg, capital of the United States of Europe This time, when Gretchen was ushered into the presence of the emperor, two things were different. The chamber was much smaller, … Continue reading

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1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 22

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught – Snippet 22 Gretchen was paying close attention, now. She’d had so many clashes with Gunther over the past year that she’d half-forgotten how shrewd the man could be. There was a reason he was the … Continue reading

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1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 04

1635: The Wars For The Rhine – Snippet 04 Chapter 2 Cologne, Hatzfeldt House May, 1634 Hiding behind the curtains in a noble lady’s bedroom while she was undressing! Father Johannes bit his lip to keep back a totally inappropriate … Continue reading

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