Essen Steel

The arrival of Grantville has brought new knowledge, new technology and new opportunities to the continent of Europe. To take full advantage of these new opportunities requires decisiveness few are willing to consider—but Louis De Geer, a Walloon industrialist and entrepreneur, is one of them.

When his niece, newly arrived in Grantville, alerts him to the transformed situation, De Geer acts quickly to seize the initiative. But the new knowledge and new technologies, whether it be the mathematics in the Crucibellus manuscripts or new techniques for making steel, are not viewed favorably by many, especially by the reactionary regimes along the Rhine. De Geer knows that time is not on his side. If he wants peace, he must do what every successful nation has done in the past: prepare for war.

Cover Art by Laura Givens

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

eISBN: 978-1-62579-682-0

Copyright 2013 Kim Mackey

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

A Ring of Fire Press Original
East Chicago, IN

Portions have been previously published in the Grantville Gazette.

Electronic version by Baen Books