Into the Storm has ratings and reviews. Mr. Matt said: Matt Ready and the crew of the USS Walker are on the run from the Japanese when they fin. Into The Storm is the first book of the Destroyermen series of alternate history novels by Taylor Anderson. The main setting of the series is the four-stacker USS . In Into the Storm, the story begins during the Second Battle of the Java Sea. The USS Walker (DD) is a destroyer of the United.
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The same cannot necessarily be said for USS Mahan; her sister ship that accompanies her to this strange new land. Walker is a World War I-era “four-stacker. Hardcoverpages.
Apart from this entire new world Taylor Anderson made the reader comfortable with, he didn’t invest a lot of writing time into characterising his protagonists. The characters are rich and wonderful, the world building as meticulous as it is creative and the wicked villains cold blooded This bad imto however is a cosmic event that transports Walker to an alternate Earth, that took a different evolutionary step, filled with sea monsters, cat people, lizard ztorm and If you are an SF sophisticate who needs hard science that explains how something happened or why, this one won’t appeal to you.
They are as they should be, given the time, and, that role is more or less by mutual consent. The font size in the edition I own is diminutive, and destroyermeb scenes were described in such a detailed way it sometimes became hard to continue reading because boredom was easily arised.
Into the Storm (Destroyermen, #1) by Taylor Anderson
Nothing wrong with hungry cannibalistic humanoid bastards that eat anything and everything. I like edstroyermen some of the major characters are Lemurian and that we got to see things through their eyes every now and then.
The Lemurians are an ocean going nomadic people, forced to flee the major landmasses due to the rapacious ways of the Grik. Fleeing the Phillipines a fleet of US destroyers, including USS Wlaker and Mahan apparently this is all historical truth are engaged against the odds to protect the Exeter.
The part that takes place in our world except, of course, for the rift, the Walker, Mahan, dsstroyermen Japanese battlecruiser Amagi was historically accurate.
Into the Storm
Destroyermen 1 – 10 of 14 books. They are a loose knit tribal society with casts built in and good people.
That series while being an interesting idea bogged itself down in political and sociological themes. Humans never evolved here, but at least two other sentient species have. In the Destroyermen series, Anderson has two World War II destroyers swept through a very similar space warp, which is even described somewhat similarly, to an alternate world where humans never evolved but two other races did.
The racial relations and sexual relations stories swamped and in my opinion overwhelmed the actual plot of the books unless of course you see that “as the actual plot” then desstroyermen did what it was meant to. Sgorm have to make do with what is available and in fact have to reintroduce older technology to make do.
Or, perhaps, Anderson has spent greater care with the characterization of the non-human characters, expecting the reader to relate more to the humans, thus not really fleshing them out, but putting more effort sgorm the non-human characters so that the reader will be able to relate to them despite their non-human nature.
With a plot premise of an outdated warship destrohermen service during WW2 which gets pulled into an alternate world, this book had the potential to be pretty cheesy. The case is different here is that the ship enters a parallel world with sentients at basically the bronze age. Although the stars and the land formations are the same, the people and cities are gone.
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And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Thursday Friday Happy Days! Walker ‘ s captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, meets with the Lemurian leadership, and forms an alliance with them to fight the other race, the Grik, who are at war with the Lemurians. The squall, as it turns out, is a link between their particular version of reality, and by sailing through it, both Mahan and Walker have found themselves in a parallel universe – and, before very long, caught in another war.
The tone and content are fit for mature readers and there is no reason young adults could not also enjoy this story. The things I liked: