The Ring of Fire series is a series of alternate history science fiction novels by American author Eric Flint and several collaborators. The series focuses on Grantville, a town in West Virginia from the late 20th century that is transported – along with its population – to Germany during the Thirty Years’ War. The series is also known as the 163x series and the 1632 series. The books take place in Flint’s Assiti Shards universe.

The Ring of Fire series began with the novel 1632, published in 2000. Below is a list of the Ring of Fire series along with the accompanying Grantville Gazettes (edited by Flint), sorted by date of publication and suggested reading order:

Publication Order of Ring Of Fire Books


1632(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1633(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Galileo Affair(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Ram Rebellion(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Baltic War(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Bavarian Crisis(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Cannon Law(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Dreeson Incident(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire II(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Tangled Web(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Eastern Front(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Saxon Uprising(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire III(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Kremlin Games(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Papal Stakes(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Devil's Opera(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Viennese Waltz(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Cardinal Virtues(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire IV(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Ring Of Fire Books


1632(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1633(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Baltic War(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Ram Rebellion(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Galileo Affair(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Bavarian Crisis(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire II(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Cannon Law(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Dreeson Incident(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Tangled Web(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Eastern Front(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Saxon Uprising(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire III(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Kremlin Games(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Devil's Opera(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Viennese Waltz(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Cardinal Virtues(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire IV(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grantville Gazette Anthologies


Grantville Gazette(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette II(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette III(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette IV(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette V(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette VI(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Grantville Gazette Anthologies

The first three volumes of the Grantville Gazette should be read somewhere between 1632 and 1634: The Baltic War. Vol. IV should be read between 1634: The Ram Rebellion and 1634: The Bavarian Crisis. Somewhere between Ring of Fire II and 1635: The Tangled Web read Vol. V of the Gazette. Vol. VI should be read between 1635: The Papal Stakes and 1636: The Kremlin Games.

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Notes: 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War are co-authored by David Weber. 1634: The Galileo Affair, 1635: The Cannon Law and 1635: A Parcel of Rogues are co-authored by Andrew Dennis. 1634: The Ram Rebellion, 1634: The Bavarian Cross, 1635: The Dreeson Incident and 1635: The Tangled Web are co-authored by Virginia DeMarce. 1636: The Kremlin Games is co-authored by Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff. 1635: The Papal Stakes and 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies were co-authored by Charles E. Gannon. 1636: The Devil’s Opera is co-authored by David Carrico. 1636: The Viennese Waltz was written with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. 1636: The Cardinal Virtues was co-authored by Walter H. Hunt.

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