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
1634: The Ram Rebellion (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Cannon Law (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 Dreeson Incident (2008)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
1636: The Kremlin Games (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: 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
1635: A Parcel of Rogues (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Mission to the Mughals (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Vatican Sanction (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Volga Rules (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Polish Maelstrom (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The China Venture (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Atlantic Encounter (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: No Peace Beyond the Line (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Calabar's War (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Peacock Throne (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: Dr. Gribbleflotz and the Soul of Stoner (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological 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
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
1635: Papal Stakes(2012)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
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: 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
1635: A Parcel of Rogues(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Cardinal Virtues(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Mission to the Mughals(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Vatican Sanction(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Volga Rules(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Polish Maelstrom(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The China Venture(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Atlantic Encounter(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: No Peace Beyond the Line(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Peacock Throne(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Calabar's War(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ring of Fire Anthology Books

Ring of Fire I (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1634: The Ram Rebellion (2006)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
Ring of Fire III (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: Music and Murder (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Seas of Fortune (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Barbie Consortium (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring of Fire IV (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1635: The Wars for the Rhine (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1636: Flight of the Nightingale (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
1637: The Coast of Chaos (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Grantville Gazette Books

Grantville Gazette (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette II (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette III (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette IV (2008)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
Grantville Gazette VII (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette VIII (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grantville Gazette IX (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ring of Fire Press Books

Essen Steel (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danish Scheme (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joseph Hanauer (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Ship for Tranquebar (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turn Your Radio On (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Chance Bird (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Medicine and Disease after the Ring of Fire (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bartley's Man (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Muse of Music (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love and Chemistry (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle for Newfoundland (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Essen Defiant (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monster Society (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Persistence of Dreams (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters From Gronow (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunt for The Red Cardinal (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legions of Pestilence (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legend of Jimmy Dick (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up-time Pride and Down-time Prejudice (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Red Son Rises in the West (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trouble with Huguenots (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Magdeburg Noir (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Holmes for the Czar (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire on the Rio Grande (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Red Son: Not Without Honor (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales From the Mermaid and Tiger: Engines of Change (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Things Could Be Worse: The Pastor Kastenmayer Stories (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Cases for the Czar (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Designed to Fail (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grantville Inquisitor (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Matter of Security (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mission for the Czar (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Missions of Security (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving The Dodo (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horsewoman (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Flannery's Flowers (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Security Threats (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A 1632 Christmas (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gourmets of Grantville (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marshals (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unexpected Sales Reps (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Want to Be Your Hero (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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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< 1637: The Volga Rules and The Alexander Inheritance were written with Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff./em> 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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