By Eric Flint, Andrew Dennis
Rome, 1635, and Grantville's diplomatic crew, headed through Sharon Nichols, are making scant headway now it has develop into politically inexpedient for Pope city VIII to speak to them any further. Sharon doesn't brain, she has a marriage to devise. Frank Stone has moved to Rome and is trying to lead to the revolution one pizza at a time. Cardinal Borja is collecting votes to deliver the Church's reformers to a halt of their tracks, at the orders of the King of Spain. in the meantime, difficulty is brewing within the streets, shadowy agitators are stirring up hassle and Spain's armies are massed around the border within the state of Naples, Cardinal Barberini wishes the pamphleteers to prevent slandering him and it seems like it's going to be an extended, sizzling summer season. other than that Cardinal Borja has extra targets than his masters in Madrid find out about, and has the help of Spain's such a lot infamous undercover agent to lead to his sinister designs.
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