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I've waited until I finished the first five books before I made any comments on this series, knowing that there has to be at least two more books before the series can be complete. The Destroyermen is a fascinating series to say the least. If I have any negative comments about it, It would be that Mr. Anderson takes some "technological" freedom in writing his story, e.g., making fuel oil and gasoline from crude that the characters has to drill for with a dinosaur and steel bits made from the parts of ships. The other odd thing is that they never seem to run out of acetylene and oxygen and other items in order to weld the ship (and other steel things) back together again. But on the other hand, Mr. Anderson spend a lot of time developing characters, events and catastrophe's to the betterment of the story line. Taking the "bronze age" Lemurians into the 20th century to try to protect each other from the Grik who are prolific and terrorizing is a monumental task. Now that they all know that there are others from earth who were stranded in their own time warp: English, Spanish (and probably more I assume) book five lays out the great war that is occurring and will occur replicant of the war that the Destroyermen sailors, marines and nurses left in 1942. Only this time the war is on two fronts (maybe three) when the Lemurians, with help from some of the Destroyermen, who are fighting the Grik in the west, and the Destroyermen who are fighting the Dominion with the help of the free English, in the east. You can see where this story is leading. Subtle religious underpinnings including the Lemurians and the stories of the early English sailors who wrote instructions in Latin and the Grik, who speak english in addition to a Roman Catholic nun who has started to teach the Lemurians the Roman Faith and even more intriguing, the Dominion who are a bastardized Roman sect who enslaves women. Odd indeed.
This is a great series, it will certainly make your mind work overtime trying to visualize the characters. I wish there where drawings of them, I still can't figure them out.
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Initial post: Sep 15, 2011 9:55:48 AM PDT
Gabriel Ets Hokin says:
I thought he explained how they were manufacturing oxygen and acetylene in one of the books, no?
Also, there are some great illustrations on Taylor Anderson's website: http://www.taylorandersonauthor.com/extra
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