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The Alexander Inheritance

The Alexander Inheritance Characters ´ 108 NEW TIME TRAVEL ALT HISTORY FROM A MASTER Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history Here then a new tale of persons displaced in time fighting for their lives Twice before mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space and back in time first with the Grantville Disaster in West Virginia and then again with a maximum security prison in southern Illinois Now the planet is struck with yet another such cataclysm whose direct impact falls upon the ueen of the Sea a cruise ship in the Caribbean When the convulsions subside the crew and passengers of the ship discover that they have arrived in a new and frightening world They are in the Mediterranean now not the Caribbean Still worse they discover that the disaster. For somebody who is seriously interested in the political maneuverings after the death of Alexander the Great this would doubtless be a fascinating book For me I d rather have read about how the people on the cruise ship adapted to being stranded in this time and how they affected the cultures around them and less about the plots and counterplots of Alexander s successors I guess I was hoping for another 1632 This isn t it

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The Alexander Inheritance Characters ´ 108 Murdered and only three of the generals who began that civil war would still be alive That is the new world in which the ueen of the Sea finds itself Can Marie Easley and Captain Lars Flodden guide the crew and passengers through this cataclysm Fortunately they have some help a young Norwegian ship s officer who forms an attachment to Alexander s widow; a French officer who is a champion pistol marksman; a canny Congressman from Utah and most of all many people of the time who are drawn to a vision of the better world of the future About Eric Flint s Ring of Fire series This alternate history series is a landmark Booklist Eric Flint's 1632universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians Booklist reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis Publishers Weekl. The Alexander Inheritance is technically a part of Eric Flint s Ring of Fire series begun with 1632 In the multiverse of the Ring of Fire or Assiti Shards as it is sometimes called though that name has kind of fallen out of use an advanced alien species the Assiti practice an art form of sorts involving uantum strings in deep space By Providence or dumb luck the detritus of one of their art displays impacted Earth in the year 2000 sending the environs of Grantville West Virginia back to Germany in the midst of the Thirty Years War and spinning off an alternate universe in the process leading to the events that are described in the 1632 series as the Americans kick start the rise of democracy 150 years early Later a second shard impacts a prison in Alexandria Illinois which is confusing given the title of this book sending the inmates and guards back to prehistoric times which was the subject of the book Time Spike which was probably supposed to be the start of a second series but it didn t really draw in the RoF fandom also amusingly I seem to remember that early on in the Ring of Fire series Flint was apparently working on a story where George Washington and Frederick the Great ended up getting thrown back to Greco Roman times Full disclosure I haven t read Time Spike reviews aren t that positive and I don t remember that my library ever had a copy UPDATE 42318 okay so now I actually have read it not that it s anything to boast about but there it is Anyway the Alexander Inheritance begins in pretty much the modern day A third shard impacts in the Bahamas and conveys a cruise ship its tender tug and a bit of dock back to the late 4th century BC I refuse to use the ridiculous CEBCE notation so there right after the death of Alexander the Great The international crew and mostly American passengers of the Norwegian cruise ship ueen of the Seas are thereafter confronted by a world that s tearing itself to pieces as without Alexander s charisma and military acumen to hold everyone together his generals and family are all out to carve themselves a slice of his EmpireWhat I liked I thought the authors did an excellent job of contemplating how a cruise ship and its crewpassengers would impact the world of 320ish BC the ship is pretty much invulnerable at sea due to its speed construction and sheer bulk but it is in constant need of things it can t get on its own forcing them to trade and seek good relations with anybody they can In turn the knowledge the ship and its people I refer to them as the New Americans since that s what the majority end up calling themselves but ship people would be accurate provide can transform the Hellistic world but there is a crazy wide culture gap that makes the up timerdown timer differences in the 1632 series seem like nothing As a long time 1632 fan I also loved the juxtaposition between the two series Some of the things that have been such a pain for Grantville to acuire are really easy for the New Americans to get because they have a cruise ship that can take them anywhere they have the admittedly tainted fount of all human knowledge that is Wikipedia and they have the advantages of smart technology like translator tablets and modern computer assisted machining allowing them to for instance build powerful weapons from scratch in a believable but surprisingly short time That said whereas Grantville was a living breathing city full of families the New Americans have a disproportionately old population and must assimilate others into their society if they have any hope of surviving much less passing on their traditions In an interesting side note the characters of the Alexander Inheritance are aware of the GrantvilleAlexandria disappearances and thanks to that knowledge they are much uicker to figure out what s happened to them In another major difference the 1632 series has been driven by the unity of the vision of the main protagonist Mike Stearns and his friends family and allies In the Alexander Inheritance the New Americans are divided and somewhat bitterly at that between the views of a US Congressman the ship s captain and a historian on holiday Each of them has different priorities after The Event as they call the Ring of Fire the captain is worried almost exclusively with the day to day survival of the ship the narrow perspective the historian sees a chance to nudge history down a different path and she is rather forward in testing her thesis the broad perspective while the congressman sees his duty as being finding a place for the people of this ship to survive and rebuild in this strange old world somewhere in the middle The difference between these POV s and the inherent lack of bonds among the crewpassengers given the utter happenstance of their coexistence makes relations among the New Americans uite tense in the early chapters of the book Another key difference is that whereas 1632 is driven primarily by the actions of the up time characters at least in the early books and spends most of its time developing those characters the Alexander Inheritance is much interested in the locals rather than the New Americans and the book does a good job of developing the personalities of the many key players among Alexander s generals and familyWhat I didn t like I m going to go on a bit here about one thing that REALLY bugged me and from the big picture of the story it was minor but it rubbed me all sorts of the wrong way due to the shear pointless idiocy of it Namely what I m talking about is the Baptist pastor who wants to pave the way for Christ s arrival reasonable I guess and declares later in the book that he wants to prevent his crucifixion which is one of the most ludicrous statements a fake Christian in a book has ever made since any halfway knowledgeable Christian would know that the death of Christ is an essential underpinning of the doctrine of salvation It is lazy characterization by the authors and either reflects a frankly shallow understanding of Christian theology unlikely given how important it is in the 1632 books or an intent to make the only identifiably Christian character in the book into a laughingstock which is sad because there s some good potential in the crisis of faith of a man who must deal with the fact that he is in a universe where the crucial event underpinning his beliefs has not yet happened and where he must decide if its happening in this universe matters or if the fact that it happened in another universe is enough THAT would ve been an interesting character arc and given the frankly horrific nature of the local customs the New Americans encounter there s far better use for a Bible thumping Baptist than running around Canaan like an idiot but the authors either chose not to see this or were too blinded by their own preconceptions to see this possibility This character arc while secondary to the story grated me whenever it came up especially since all the other religious figures are given far credibility even the societies who literally MURDER CHILDREN as sacrifices to their gods think about that statement for a bit because that perfectly encapsulates just how lazy and stupid this characterization is Another thing that bothered me is that the personalities and backgrounds of the New Americans are given surprisingly short shift as is their plot arc While I understand that as with the 1632 series which has shifted its focus to down timers over the course of the series the most important figures are always going to be the people with the power in the then now and that s Roxane and Eurydice and Ptolemy etc but it s hard to really connect with them as people particularly given just how hmmm extreme some of the differences in cultural s are Even worse it feels like the authors cut out big sections that would ve been focused on the New Americans particularly the siege of Fort Plymouth the Orinoco Expedition and the aftermath of the Tupky War all of which occur for the most part off page despite how important they are to the future of the New Americans in this world as they basically drop out of the story in the second half and everything we learn about them is via info dumps which is disappointing Finally the ending of the book is rather abrupt and brings little closure to any of the major plot pointsAll in all I loved the story I liked most of the characters I enjoyed how this series acts as a counterpoint and sort of rebootspin off of the 1632 series though obviously we re still getting 1632 books it s a reboot in the video gamemovie sense in that it s been long enough since the original came out that you can do the same basic idea but with changes in tech and culture you get a very different sort of story I was annoyed by the religion element as Flint and company seem far too willing to trash monotheism even while making it perfectly clear that the pagan religions of the Mediterranean were blood thirsty and provided pretty much no moral guidance encouraging their followers to do whatever they liked so long as they made the right sacrifices to the right gods Their unwillingness to put any serious thought into the collision of modern day religions and ancient religions is frankly an embarrassing misstep especially given that just four centuries on Christianity would be spreading like wildfire among the still mostly Hellenistic world of the eastern Mediterranean in an otherwise fascinating book that takes its premise seriously while also having a lot of fun and is fully deserving of a seuel and possibly its own series as I would be very interested to see what this world would look like 10 or so years down the road

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The Alexander Inheritance Characters ´ 108 Has sent them than two thousand years back in time Following the advice of an historian among the passengers Marie Easley they sail to Egypt or at least where they hope Egypt will be Sure enough Egypt is there ruled over by Ptolemy the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty and one of Alexander the Great s chief generals Alexander the Great it turns outs died just two years ago The western world has just entered what would become known as the Hellenistic Period of history during which time Greek civilization would spread around the Mediterranean and beyond But the first fifty years of the Hellenistic Period was the Age of Diadochi the Time of the Successors when Alexander s empire would collapse into chaos By the time the Successors finished their strife every single member of Alexander s dynasty would be. fast and ok ish but no 163334 like some of the mediocre seuels in the sprawling 163 multi author series the narrative fragmentation and lack of interesting characters beyond a few like Alexander s wife and Ptolemy are balanced here by the newness of the series and the world building set in another turbulent and interesting historical period will take a look at the inevitable seuel nothing is settled by the end not even at the level of 1633 which had a closure of some sort but needs considerable improvement for me to keep reading the series

  • Hardcover
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  • The Alexander Inheritance
  • Eric Flint
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  • 20 February 2019
  • 9781481482486

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download An overall interesting and good book about a huge 21st century cruise ship that gets for the lack better explanation magically tran

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download For somebody who is seriously interested in the political maneuverings after the death of Alexander the Great this would doubtless be a fascinating book For me I'd rather have read about how the people on the cruise ship adapted to being stranded in this time and how they affected the cultures around them and less about the plots and counterplots of Alexander's successors I guess I was hoping for another 1632

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download Very good I read it in less than 1 day nearly non stop

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download I don't think I ever read a book faster about 400 pages within two days I like these alternate history stories and Eric Flint is one of the best writing in this sub genre these days This one is a spin off from his Ring of Fire series In that series a community of Americans finds itself teleported to 17th Century Germany From day one they begin changing the history of their new world Similarly in this book a group of contemporary people are

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    Eric Flint ↠ 8 Free read Characters á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Eric Flint Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download I generally like the 1632 series and related books They are generally a wonderful read and sometimes thought provoking This is not a favorite Certain aspects largely ruined it for me First it is clear that the authors are much less familiar with the Hellenistic era than Flint is with the 30 Years War The culture of the era is never made relevant and there is not much evidence that the authors are that well read on it M

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    Read & download The Alexander Inheritance Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download Eric Flint ↠ 8 Free read fast and ok'ish but no 163334 like some of the mediocre seuels in the sprawling 163 multi author series; the narrative fragmentation and lack of interesting characters beyond a few like Alexander's wife and Ptolemy are balanced here by the newness of the series and the world building set in another turbulent and interesting historical period; will take a look at the inevitable seuel nothing is settled by the

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download I liked the idea The book was a little lackluster

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    Eric Flint ↠ 8 Free read Characters á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Eric Flint Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download The Alexander Inheritance is technically a part of Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series begun with 1632 In the multiverse of the Ring of Fire or Assiti Shards as it is sometimes called though that name has kind of fallen out of use an adv

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    Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download Characters á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Eric Flint Eric Flint ↠ 8 Free read I made to about page 80 something before I decided I had enough Page 80 something felt like 180 something it seemed like I'd been reading for ages It just seemed so slow going to me I'd rather go on and try another book I might like betterThe concept of a cruise ship going back in time to 300 BC had potential but it was lackluster all but maybe one or two characters were even vaguely interesting The book was all about the politics of the ag

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    Characters á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Eric Flint Eric Flint ↠ 8 Free read Eric Flint (Free Read) The Alexander Inheritance – Kindle ePUB, TXT & PDF Download Minimum effort remake of 1632So Eric Flint wanted to remake 1632 don't know why and decided on a collaboration with two others Georg Huff and P

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