Firestorm Destroyermen #6 E–pub/E–book
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surprise weapon this appears to be developing into weapon This appears to be developing into Japanese allies Even the Doms present a surprise weapon This appears to be developing into lengthy nearly world war stretching from East Africa India and Ceylon to Hawaii and the western portions of North and South America You could easily retitle this book And then For example And thenthey sent an expedition to South Africa And thenthere were Dominion troops hidden in the woods And thenthey mounted uns on their reconnaisance planes And thenZEPPELINSThe zeppelins are especially important because now we really know it s alternate historyI know that and then could be used as a description of the way any plot driven book is structured but Firestorm really brings it to the fore It mostly seems like a bridge between Rising Tides and Iron Gray Sea and now that I think about it I think Rising Tides would have been a much better title for this book that s a continuing series of oneupmanship between for this book that s a continuing series of oneupmanship between Grand Alliance the Grik Empire and the Dominion The Grand Alliance uses one trick the the Grik come up with something then the Grand Alli At this point if you re still reading the Destroymen you re pretty well committed Wish I had a profound review beyond I liked itA few twists and turns but nothing thats earth shattering iven the setup and events that occurred in the past books If you ve read any of the Destroyermen books and there s no point in beginning with this book if you haven t read its predecessors then this is everything you ve come to expect from the series In fact I haven t bothered to review books 2 5 largely because the uality tone and eneral feel of the books doesn t vary much from one to the next The biggest change is that while the first few books reminded me of Burroughs and his lost worlds with their focus on the USS Walker s efforts to save the cat monkey people Lemurians against the depredations of the lizard y Grik the last couple books have bent towards Turtledove or Stirling with their alternate history human civilizations the New British Imperials and the Aztec Catholic Holy Dominion Anyway in Firestorm the world rows larger as the action moves to Saaylon and the New British colonies on the west coast of North America as the American Lemurian Alliance against the GrikJap menace is forced to confront the Holy Dominion s threat to their new allies the New British Empire As you d expect from a Destroyermen book the march of martial progress sees both sides introducing new technologies and techniues and Anderson s characters rise to the occasion with their usual but enjoyable blend of courage innovation and sacrifice That said there are three primary weaknesses particular to Firestorm The first is that the biggest shocker of the book is revealed on the cover somebody slap the artist especially since the USS Walker doesn t actually fight the view spoiler Zeppelins hide spoiler Firestorm Destroyermen USS Walker might not be a Texas Ranger but she would do Chuck Norris ProudUSS Walker sails full steam ahead into deeper dangers despite Dominion Doms dastardly duplicitous deed. Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to prot.
Taylor Anderson ´ 2 ReadOf the building two front conflict I could o on about some #Of The Other Big Things Happening But #the other big things happening but ll just end up iving away the ood stuff Absolutely worth continuing the series 25 stars Originally published at Fantasy Literature is the sixth book in Taylor Anderson s DESTROYERMEN series about the WWII navy warship USS Walker that was hurled into an alternate Earth during an electrical storm If you didn t know that you should probably stop here and o back to read the first book Into the Storm and the subseuent volumes before continuing onIn Firestorm our heroes are spread out across the world trying to stop evil in its several qasas-ul-quran guises There are the Grik the lizard like horde that eats people who seem like the most natural enemy But then there are the bad Japs who also came through the storm and who were enemies back when everyone was on the real Earth And there s also the Dominion a society of humans who adhere to a warped version of Christianity and who enslave women The Destroyermen and their Lemurian allies are fighting on all these fronts with Walker and the ships and planes they have salvaged captured or built since arrivingThere are a few new twists in Firestorm The Grik with the help of the bad Japanese are beginning toenetically engineer their soldiers so that they now fight smarter not so much with the hive mind mentality they had before They ve also created a surprise weapon which for any sighted reader turns out not to be a surprise also created a surprise weapon which for any sighted reader turns out not to be a surprise it s clearly displayed in all its lory on the cover of the book There are a couple of other minor twists involving new ships and personnel along with news from the real world but mostly the plot continues as it did in the previous book Rising TidesIn my previous reviews of the DESTROYERMEN series I ve mentioned that it s a lot like Robert Jordan s WHEEL OF TIME a slow moving plot and a huge cast of characters spread out over an entire world At this point in the series this description seems even appropriate and I think I can predict that readers who loved WOT all the way through will probably love DESTROYERMEN and vice versa The plot does not advance very far in Firestorm similar to some of those middle WOT books and I almost feel like it could be skipped Anything significant that happens will probably be recapped in the next installment since that s been Anderson s habit from the beginning However if you just love spending time with Anderson s amiable characters and they are reat characters you ll probably enjoy Firestorm than I didI m reading the DESTROYERMEN series in audio format They re produced by Tantor Audio and read by William Dufris Dufris is usually a Dead-End Road Mysteries great narrator and he is here too but his voices for the Lemurians canet annoying especially in this book since they do a lot of the talking I wonder if Dufris had realized that the Lemurians would be talking so much in future installments would he have iven them those voices in the beginning Probably not This has been the weakest entry of the Destroyermen series thus far It very much feels like a running in place mostly filler addition There was precious little plot or character advancement and the one big surprise of the book is spoiled by the cover illustration Dunno what they A warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand. S dealing death and destruction right back into the new Menace Facing Them Flying Gr What A Fun Uniue facing them flying Gr What a fun and uniue series this has been is the 6th book in the series I think it has helped me to read them in order Even though the author brings some resolution at the end of each installment I m not etting lost even though things tend to move uickly The sad thing isis that my library doesn t have the rest of this series on audio there are 5 What the heck This book felt a little complex as the original characters are being spread kind of thin on the war front and plus many have died But there are always charactersnot necessarily humanbut still there are And they are all well drawn The best part for me is the Valors Measure good vs evil drama that plays out in each one I loved the battleI will say that this one seemed violent andraphic then I remember the others being But this author is such a BFI Film Classics great storyteller Now I just need to see how toet my hands on the next 5 This book allowed for depth of character as we Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan get to know Silva better and that s what we call an adventure right there weet to know about the supporting cast Anderson s series is spread between Hawaii as far north as Japan and China and as far south as Indonesia The technology boom in Baalkpon is in full وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله gear and the hairy scary lizards who really aren t lizards are in retreat Jim Ellis has a chip on his shoulder and the army isrowing training and able to kick some seroius booty Rebecca is a wonderful addition to the story firey strong willed young and already been through a lot Sandra Tucker lovely as a Betty Crocker Housewife in a a little black dress and Tabby and the mice have to break up what s with them anyways Fiend great characters Lots of action ship to ship combatuns blazing and somebody needs to learn how to duck Oh and Silva s on a mission from God ahem Yeah I thought that was a hoot too Laughed so hard I almost wrecked my car Silva s just one of those characters that borders on realistic but is just too much fun to not enjoy 4 stars consistantly Voice of Conscience good the only reasons for notiving five is that this book is less combat and transitional to the next phase of Anderson s story It s PROBE MY ASS (A Reluctant Doctor/Patient Anal Sex erotica story) good fun and necessary just not as fun as the books behind it or the ones coming up Still with all things being relative a mediocre Destroyerman book is asood as a reat book from most other series More fun reading Once again Anderson s skill at crafting battles has outdone itself Where the previous book had the largest naval battle to date Firestorm boasts one of the largest
Land Battles Of The Series The Other World War Now battles of the series The other world war now full swing has heated up to a fiery crescendo The Battle of New Ireland island against the blood thirsty psuedo Catholics the Dominion was an intense war of its own spread over four cities harbors mountains and forests The Allies were put to the test in urban combat for the first time as well as finally meeting resistance in the skies above both there and especially on the seasBest of all though was Dennis Silva at his most absolutely relentless finest His becoming the first long range sniper of the war if even just the one time has cemented him as favorite character for sure This book rarely ever let up from the intense struggles. Ect For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese the Holy Dominion.