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Addictive Alternative History Series Continues,
This review is from: Tilting the Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 2) (Mass Market Paperback)
Basically taking up where the first book of the series left off, TILTING THE BALANCE continues in the same vein of interesting characters, plus exciting war-time situations & sex/romance, aliens, and technology development.
The subplot I found most interesting in this book is the ginger drug habit developed by a significant number of the lizard-like aliens. Mr. Turtledove does an excellent job of describing the mindset of the addicts - for some reason I especially enjoy following the progress of the Veteran Alien Tank Driver Ussmak (who has to face both Nazi Panzer tactics as well as his ginger addiction), and the Alien pilot/prisoner Teerts (whom the Japanese purposefully addict).
This 2nd book from the series literally "ends with a bang", and I'm looking forward to continuing with this series - which is turning out to be almost as addicting to me as ginger is to the Lizards.