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Blood In the Water (Destroyermen) Hardcover – June 14, 2016
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Praise for the Destroyermen series
“Taylor Anderson...[has] steamed to the forefront of alternative history.”—E. E. Knight, national bestselling Author
“A new, genuinely different ‘alternate Earth’ story.”—David Weber, New York Times bestselling author
“Gripping and riveting.”—S.M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author
“Intriguing what-ifs...combine with churning, bloodthirsty warfare.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Action sci-fi doesn’t get significantly better than this.”—Booklist
About the Author
Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen series, including Straits of Hell, Deadly Shores, and Storm Surge. A gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, Taylor has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries, and an award-winning member of the National Historical Honor Society and of the United States Field Artillery Association. He has a master’s degree in history and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He lives in nearby Granbury with his family.
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While the year wait was expected, the result wasn't. This felt like the shortest book and I didn't feel it measured up to earlier books in the series. The writing seems to have become formulaic; I knew exactly how the characters would react to the increasingly transparent plot line. Good guys win one, bad guys win one, the main characters are in turn surprised, emotionally tortured, vengeful then finally resolute. I know the sounds like it must have been an action-packed volume, but it's wasn't. Nothing happens in this book. I didn't feel vested in any of the characters or their actions this time around. Hopefully this is similar to the set-up episodes before a season finale or I may give up on the investment in this series.
Let my summarize the plot so far.
US Navy vessel gets swept into a strange alter universe, where they meet an enemy and have to defeat them.
Use technology that doesn't exist, but, you can create it from rocks, sticks and mud, all while meeting new races that are primitive, but, in a year can use guns, radios, ships and planes.
That is the first two volumes, lather, rinse and repeat, again, again, and again.
Ok, forgot to ad, you have a small cast of characters, that can never be killed, ever, ever, ever.
I am 50 pages into this and its just relearning again, who everybody is, while we wait for the enemy to produce miraculous new items, that the good guys just manage to defeat.
And frankly, I don't know if I'm going to pick the book back up, I can definitely tell you, this is the LAST one in the series I am buying..
This is no longer a series of interesting novels, basically, the author has asked us to hire him to do the same thing, again, again, and again.
Gotta come up with a new plot, and give this stinker of a series a much needed honorable death, and a burial at sea.
For me its not an issue if this series stays on for many years, but it would be nice if we could loose some of the weight from "the old world" and maybe go north and see what up...theres probably not any Griks there but probably a lot of other interesting things... Its fine the Grik menace has to be dealt with in a satisfying way and there is the other factions of enemies that demands a proper asskicking which Im sure there is lined up. But I am for one, grown tired of Kurokawa and his minions. Looking forward to the next book as always, but do wish it comes out a bit sooner...a year + between each is quite a wait in a series that connects all books to eachother.