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1635: The Papal Stakes  
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Author Eric Flint
Co-Author Charles Gannon
Language English
Series 1632 series
Genre(s) Alternate History
Publisher Baen
Publication date October 2, 2012
Preceded by 1636: The Kremlin Games
Followed by 1635: Music and Murder

1635: The Papal Stakes is a novel in the 1632 series, written by Eric Flint and Charles Gannon, published on October 2, 2012.[1] It is the third novel in the Southern European thread, which began with 1634: The Galileo Affair.

The book is a direct sequel to 1635: The Cannon Law. It begins in May 1635, a few weeks after the end of The Cannon Law, and ends in early August of that year. It deals with the attempt to rescue Frank and Giovanna Stone, and the attempt to get Pope Urban VIII to safety.[2]


Despite its place in the series' publication history, it takes place prior to the events in 1636: The Saxon Uprising and "Four Days on the Danube" in Ring of Fire III.

There appear to be continuity conflicts between this novel and "This'll Be the Day..." in Ring of Fire II, as "This'll Be the Day..." takes place around August 7, 1635. Presumably, The Papal Stakes supersedes "This'll Be the Day..." as canon.