- Series: Destroyermen (Book 9)
- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Ace; First Edition edition (May 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451465660
- ISBN-13: 978-0451465665
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 272 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Taylor Anderson and the Destroyermen novels:
“Taylor Anderson has brought a fresh new perspective to the tale of a cross-time shipwreck. The action is gripping and riveting.”—New York Times Bestselling Author S. M. Stirling
“I cannot recommend Taylor Anderson too highly.” —David Weber, Author of War Maid’s Choice
“Taylor Anderson and his patched-up four-stackers have steamed to the forefront of alternative history.”—E. E. Knight, Author of Baltic Gambit
“Readers who enjoy S. M. Stirling, Jules Verne, and Harry Turtledove will find this series enjoyable.”—SFRevu
“Intriguing what-ifs and convolutions by the boatload combine with churning, bloodthirsty warfare.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Taylor Anderson...will have readers in awe.”—Alternative Worlds
“Action sci-fi doesn’t get significantly better than this.”—Booklist
“At heart, this novel is about how honor and ideals can bend or break under the stressful, life-and-death conditions of total war.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Taylor Anderson is the author of the Destroyermen novels: Storm Surge, Iron Gray Sea, Firestorm, Rising Tides, Distant Thunders, Maelstrom, and Into the Storm. He is a gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He is also a member of the National Historical Honor Society and the United States Field Artillery Association, which awarded him the Honorable Order of St. Barbara. 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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The characters are fun as usual. The development of the Human/Cat society, science, war machine which has been such a big part of previous books was a bit lacking here but all in all it didn't really detract from the story though I hope we see more of it in the next book.
Fans of the series enjoy! If you haven't read this series before I urge you to do so!
An unusually gifted author, and an unforgettable series. A must for scifi AND history buffs, especially if you're a little jaded.
While the storytelling is enjoyable, the scope of the series is becoming too wide for one book to do justice to anything.
1: Dealing with the Grik (the classic enemy force) on Madagascar, their "home island" to the degree of literally killing off most of the population.
2: Dealing with the Alliance forces in northern India, and the eventual withdrawal of the Grik forces there.
3: Dealing with the "Dom's" (Corrupted Spanish Conquistadores who've gone Aztec) in Central America- in a very different Central America than the one we know.
4: Dealing with the withdrawal of Kurosawa (another main enemy) from the Grik forces. Now he's off to his "secret base" to regroup.
5: Dealing with (very late in the story) sudden change in the South African "Republic of Real People"
6: The Surcouf (French submersible cruiser) tossed in for some reason that just doesn't make sense.
It is temping to try to cover everything in a given novel, but as happens here, it is all too easy to overload the story line. In this case, it leads to confusing and incomplete feeling story segments; indeed, one gets the feeling that this novel is actually a series of short stories that have been laced together into one book.
What's happened is that in trying to cover every theater in the story line, the author has covered none of them very well. Fewer incidents, greater coverage; that's what's wanted here.
1. Unknown Seas: combines v. 1 & 2
2. Fire on the Water: combines v. 3 & 4
3. Rising Storm: combines v. 5 & 6.
4. Iron and Fire: Combines v. 7 & 8.
The first four volumes are pretty much concentrated on one major confrontation, but by volume 5, Rising Tides, the story begins to splinter into several battlefronts, and we begin to lose many of the secondary characters near and dear to our hero: Matt Reddy.
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Plenty of action. Well integrated book in the series. A great military science fiction book.