|1635: The Papal Stakes|
|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. 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.
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.
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