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X f tactics from WWII and innovative approaches to ancient tactics They Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home offer a mixf land battles and naval battles so that none Hunchback of the action seems entirely predictable There are also human factors to keepne entranced Not Buddy only is there a rivalry between the below decks crew and the deck crew aka snipes and apes but there is what is appropriately to the period called the dame shortage Will it eventually be resolved by discoveriesf new stragglers in the dimensional warp The Space Child's Mother Goose or will there be concessions with regard to for wontf a better term interracial relationships For those who have read the first two novels it s even interesting to see minor supporting characters start to grow as well as grow The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens on you But for those who might think a third book would become too formulaic and sentimental be aware that death and destruction are constant companions Maelstrom is after all about war and Taylor Anderson doesn t mince words about the costly sacrifices and heroic though sometimes seemingly empty actsf those who transcend themselves by protecting The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales othersAnd Maelstrom is indeed like a storm with high winds and dangerous waves Just whenne thinks the danger has been diminished in ne hot spot a new threat arises in another Just when it seems like a character for whom ne has empathy has breathed herhis last gasp a surprising twist Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro offers new if sometimes transitory hope And it sometime works thether way Just when Death Threat one thinks the backf the foe is broken some unforeseen event r interference means that the protagonists have to become ever creative Maelstrom is full f surprises and I won t risk revealing them All I can say is that this series continues to be worth the effort This is the 3rd book in the Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson I stumbled n to this series last year and I have been surprised that I have enjoyed this so much because the first book was ne f those books that was completely utside Porter Rockwell: A Biography of my comfy box And now I am ready to read the 4thneI think this book was my favorite ne so far First I love the constant battle between good and evil that the author manages to depict so well I loved the battle scenes They completely drew me in I also like the characters and that they are down to earth and normal They have time traveled to this alternate world during WWII and are setting up shop so to speak among the friendly inhabitants which leads them to war against the unfriendly So far I have completely enjoyed this series The author is a great story teller I really enjoy the Destroyermen series but man is Taylor Anderson milking this r whatIn book Deflower the Boss one the USS Walker anbsolete coal burning destroyer dragged to an alternate Earth from 1942 along with her Japanese battlecruiser adversary allied with a race Hebrew magic amulets of peaceful lemur people against the reptilian Grik In book two the war against the Grik continued with a few chapters told from the POVf the crazy Japanese captain and the evil GrikBook three Maelstrom is basically the next chapter and it s literally just another chapter in the story albeit a 400 page chapter The Americans and their Lemurian allies continue to prepare for the massive Grik invasion the captain f the Amagi continues to chew scenery as a megalomaniacal psychopath and the Grik continue to chortle and salivate at the thought f eating all their enemiesThere was a little bit Being There of extra characterization as it s hinted that the Grik are actually capablef learning and evolving And the Walker meets wayward visitors from Earth and descendants هذه بلادنا: الجواء of even earliernes Which is cool except it seems likely to be a recurring shtick whenever the author needs to add a twist hey let s discover another ship Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom or lost civilization that got yanked to this world from theld neDespite my griping I still really enjoyed this book It s full f sea battles dashing heroism mustache twirling villainy and all the stuff a fan f military SF should enjoy You could make this a typical space pera just by moving it to space and making the Grik and the Lemurians aliens instead Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of productsf an alternate evolutionary history n Earth The Destroyermen series is almost in the planetary romance genre except for all the emphasis n military tactics and nautical terminologyIt s great fun but I m looking at the six r books ahead f me in the series and wondering if we will be plodding through this same war with the same adversaries for all f them I am loving this series Maelstrom the third installment in the Destroyermen series started slower than the thers but maintained that ever building sense The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of dread growing like a slow burn When the real battle finally eruptsoh my God I ve loved the war and battle scenes in this wonderful story and this is the bestne yet An archeologist historian and believe it r not a ballistics expert Anderson has threaded the needle between realistic warfare that matches reports from the logs f Lord Admiral Thomas Chocrane and Admiral Banbridge n the USS Constitution The desperate fight has never been Ian Grik they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come searching for resources to support their forces even as they look for allies to join their struggleAmagi also trapped in this strange world is under Grik control.
Here we are back in that parallel Earth ccupied by cute and intelligent Lemurs who turn ut to be uite efficient soldiers and those murderous mindless marauding lizards the Griks Our US sailors are doing a grand job defending the right whilst those nasty Japs have logically allied themselves with the dark side All sarcasm aside this is a very good read what was initial entertainment tinged with a little disbelief has ver the series turned into engrossing and exciting reading I thoroughly enjoyed the tension and the build up that Anderson created the final battle was genuinely edge Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of seat stuff and left me wanting The writing has really evolved in this third book Nice Hitchcockian usef suspense holding us Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations on the edgesf ur seats until we just about can t stand it It will be interesting to see where we go with the new cultures and developments in established nes Yes the technological achievements seem a bit accelerated at times what with the limitations present but this is science fiction so I m willing to cut some slack in the name f moving things along using the core characters which is far appealing than having to continue with their descendants Also love the shorter chapters Still plenty long but I can put the book down nce in awhile It just keeps getting better It s clear that Taylor Anderson had an epic in mind when he created this series here he finishes book three yet it s clear the story has The Stringbean Murders only begun This story is insanely good Taylor s biography tells that he s a history professor which is probably what makes his story so rich His descriptionf war seems so authentic both sides trying to achieve an advantage أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع over thether with each advantage seeming at times Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, over whelming yet atthers so fleeting With the end The Sporty Game of book 3 both sides have suffered but neither isut It s a race between the Grik and their Japanese allies and the Americans and their Lemurian allies as to who will recover first and press the fight forwardFor now I have to put down Destroyermen and read my book club choice during which I ll be anxious to start Distant Thunders Maelstrom marks then end American Yakuza II of theriginal Destroyermen Trilogy and what an end it is but its also a beginning marking the end Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of the main plot and the startf a new Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise oneThe behemoth Amagi the Japanese Battle cruiser that chasedf Walker and Mahan to begin with has followed them through the suall that brought them here While the American s encountered the Lemurians the Jap s met the Grik and while they initially were able to hold their Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing own against them the Grik saw worthy prey and made theffer to the Japanese commander to join the hunt a decision his crew will forever regret Now working side by side the Grik and Amagi are coming for Walker and the Lemurian s Maelstrom is non stop action told both from the point Blood Love of viewf the crews n the ships and the troops n the ground during some f the most intense and bloody battles f the war so far Some f the character progression in Maelstrom is slow and surprisingly limited compared to the ther books but by this point most f the principal characters have already progressed uite far from their rigins in Into The Storm and Taylor Anderson allows some f the supporting characters and now the new Japanese characters to really shine To get this kind f insight into a world and the events surrounding it from the supporting characters rather than the principal characters is a nice change DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of pace and it really highlights just how much depth he has been able to create in this worldAs I ve said this book is non stop action from the get go and you won t believe how it endsBook 4 anyone The third installment in the Destroyermen series Maelstrom is packed with as much action as the two previous books Captain Matthew Reddynce relegated to command f a four stacker coal burning WWI vintage destroyer in the Pacific theater f WWII a ship destined to tow targets r train cadets if it had not been pressed into service as part f an asymmetrical effort against a superior force has become the Commander in Chief Civil rights, tool of communist deception of Allied forces in a world that would have impressed Edgar Rice Burroughs A Conan Doyler Jules Verne in terms f imagination A freak storm causes them to pass through a dimensional portal and into a world f Brobdingnagian monsters and alternative evolution some humans as Lemurian evolved and some as bi pedal alligators It s a fascinating mix Cutthroat of science fiction and actionriented military adventureWhere the Walker the four stacker Reddy commands was the dominant force in the first novel An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims of the series the second novel introduces the idea that a powerful warship had entered the portal and recreated the asymmetrical problem the ship had faced during the WWII action So the bulkf this book deals with protecting the Walker s new allies and finding some way to redress the balance Yet the The Claiming of the Shrew opening seuences introduce an unwelcome surprise that threatens to make the situation considerably worse These books are both fascinating in the mi. The final thrilling chapter in the “gripping and riveting” Destroyermen TrilogyLieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy along with the men and womenf the USS Walker are nce again at war Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage reptil.
Esperate And wrapped up in the fight were the ghosts f Joshua Lawrence n Little Round top in Gettysburg Hannibal at Canea and Jim Bouie with Davey Crockett at the battle f the Alamo Over the roars f cannon and the clash f shield spear and sword the images Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of Midway and Iwo Jima the hammeringf cannon and starshells Dead Inside over Fort McHenry Hammeringf destruction in London as the brave few pilots in their spitfires struggle to save the city as the Luffwafe batter it again and again I m certain that not all Historians and Archeologists have the wonderful talent at storytelling that Taylor Anderson has It is a gift and this is a wonderful story f courage heroism sacrifice death sadness and honor His characters are wonderful warm and even the cats are very Human You ll want to cheer for them weep for them and pray with them as they battle the impossible dds The Taste of Spruce Gum of the coming invasion He also manages to work in the issues and uestions we all wrestle with today and that have plagued mankind fromur earliest days things like racism euality who belongs in ur midst and who does not what an enemy is and the danger f judging a person too uickly This is wonderful reading and I highly recommend it to anyone This is surely a series I m going to preserve for my son and daughter when they are She Stoops to Conquer old enough to dare venture through the strange storms to lands never before seen and battles nobody had ever forseen And when the smoke clears and the book is done you ll have justne uestion What the hell is going to happen in the next book As you rush to the bookstore I ll also add that I may have heard better narrators but the narrator here does a than passable job and though he s limited in having different voices for the many characters his Silva voice has grown Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile on me The author I think is ingeniously lazy In a way it is brilliant The premisef the Destroyermen series is that a mysterious vortex has pulled a decrepit WWII era destroyer the USS Walker into an alternative world where evolution has taken a different path The Americans are plopped into the midst Orb of an existential conflict between the voracious raptor like carnivorous Grik bad guys and the peaceful mammalian Lemurians Captain Reddy and the crewf the Walker The Dandy and Lady Penelope of course side with the furry Lemurians and thanks to their powerful ship they turn the tidef war against the Grik So far so good But what is an author to do If the Walker remains unchallenged the series will wrap up pretty uickly The Grik s wooden hulled ships and primitive weapons crossbows etc can t stand up to the powerful Walker and her explosive shells her machine guns and her crew armed with Browning Automatic Rifles Thomson guns and ther fire arms The solution to this terrible author s problem is simple have the vortex bring in someone new And there is the problem The mysterious vortex is the gift that keeps n giving Every time the author wants to do something Multi-Family Therapy or shake up the story line the solution ish yeah the vortex brought this too Case in point the Catalina the Japanese Battlecruiser the American Sub I bet that throughout the series the author continues to use this mechanism to shake up the story I cant wait to discover that another vortex also somehow brought in an aircraft carrier I m being National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition overly harsh but this strikes me as being fundamentally lazy The author has free reign to willy nilly pull in whatever he wants inrder to strike whatever line he needs to I much prefer books f this vein where the door swings pen nly nce see Harry Turtledove s Videssos series for an example Much better I think is to build your world admit some new people A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged once and then you are done No transfers Yes I know that technically the PBY the submarine and the Japanese ship came through in thatne transfer but the author keeps doling Think good thoughts about a pussycat out that information Every book I learn that someone else came through Layeredn top One, Two, Three Me of this is the extraordinary industrializationf the Lemurians They went from basically semi civilized tree people to smelting cannons in what feels like a blink f an eye And some f the Lemurians adapt so uickly to this new world that they Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos or less become Americans Too much Too fast I can t buy itStill author laziness aside and super fast development aside the book is still fun The battles between the Grik and the LemuriansAmericans are fun You just have to wade through a hostf eye rolling moments to get to the good stuffTwo and a half stars rounded down to two After reflection I just can t give this three stars But here is the dd things I can see myself reading that fourth book down the road somewhere I kind f want to know what happens next however I have Tea for Ruby other books to read before I get there Grik and Japanese attack BaalkpanIn this very entertaining third volume in Taylor Anderson s Destroyerrmen series an incredible numberf things The Life of Saint Philip Neri occur Other humans appear confirming Captain Reddy s belief that descendantsf the crews f the riginal East Indiamen are established in this strange alternate world But With her fanatical commander approaching madness And soon they will have amassed a force that no amount f firepower and technology will be able to stop“Anderson has brought a fresh new perspective to the tale f crosstime shipwreck” –SM Stirlin.