When a technological breakthrough enables romantic partners to achieve empathy via a simple outpatient procedure, Briddley Flannigan delightedly undergoes the treatment in the hopes of becoming closer to her fiancâe, only to find herself hearing the thoughts of one of the tech nerds in her office.
Jesse Cullen lives in 1870s Ohio but the woman he loves is from the 21st century. Both are involved with the City of Futurity, a metropolis built by time travelers to give 19th-century tourists a peek of the future. However, word on the street is that the portal connecting Futurity and the world of the time travelers is about to close forever. And while forced breakups are no fun, it's an outcome that pales in comparison to other potential consequences of the closure.
Eric Flint 1632 What happens when a West Virginia town from 2000 gets transplanted back to 17th Century Germany in the midst of the 30 Years War? Well, lots of stuff that nobody (not the warring factions of Europe nor the transplanted Americans) was prepared for.
When the leaders and soldiers of Charis rise up behind cybernetic avatar Merlin to defend their home, they are pushed to the brink of defeat and must draw on formidable resources and forbidden technologies in the ultimate battle between freedom and oppression. In the end, it is simple; only one can survive. The lines are drawn, the navies and armies have been raised, and all of Safehold is poised for the final battle between those who believe in freedom and those who would crush it forever.