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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Reddy, who is over his head as a ship commander, is now tasked with raising a culture and industrial base to 20th Century standards, planning a war, destrotermen watching the men he loves go down before the tide dsetroyermen Grik that threatens to consume the world. But everything is so well fleshed out, so very well described that the feeling of “been there, done that” does not make its angry appearance.

This is just pure widescreen fun. As for the writing, it’s a bit cold and simplistic to start, but I could feel Anderson becoming more and more comfortable as the book progressed, with bodes well for future volumes. Although subtle, Into the Storm has a fair bit of foreshadowing. If this had been just an adventure, with no weird monkey-people, sgorm this might have been a better book.

View all 3 comments. And they are at war. So, great action adventure in a science fiction setting. However, the Japanese forces closed range, and opened up on the small Allied fleet.

So this is a fun premise and a good storyteller can sell it and storrm it enjoyable.


He constantly agonizes over his decisions throughout the story, having been traumatized by bad decisions made both as soon as the ships enter the parallel universe, and by those made by his superiors during what he has experienced of World War II. Matthew Reddy is forced to command a new ship, as the Walker is too stodm damaged.

So what is it all about?

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Even then, itno do not seem to act very different from their less sentient counterparts, so I do not know if they really do have a “culture” as the word is commonly understood. Who wants to read a military sci-fi novel about a World War II navy ship being sent into another dimension? The first book was a bit slow getting started, but then picked up well and I found myself enjoying it very much. Apr 02, Mr.

Into the Storm

No more Japanese Battleships firing on them. The destroyermej lizrds are sailing around in 18th century sailing ships and the monkeycats speak Latin. Dec 11, Trike rated it really liked it Shelves: The US navy has been in a pitched battle with the Japanese navy and had its collective ass spanked.

Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson 27 30 Jun 12, They use some derogatory nicknames for the Japanese like Nips, Japs etc. There is nothing deep about it, but the writing, while nothing remarkable, was straightforward serviceable storytelling with brave men and Lemurians fighting a vile foe, and a lot of naval tactics, resource management, and inter-species diplomacy.

Also introduced in this book is the German ocean liner SMS Amerika that was transported from a different timeline. Destroyermen, Book I Author s: In this strange new world the Walker encounters not one but two intelligent species – the peaceful, mammalian Lemurians and the viscious, raptor-like Grik.


I will mention here that the people our heroes will meet are very original, very fleshed out, with their history, social structure, interactions, mythology, wants, needs etc. Mallory also reports having seen twelve Grik vessels. The lack of originality isn’t a deal-killer, but it makes the premise less destroyermrn than it might otherwise be. If you are an SF sophisticate who needs iinto science that explains how something happened or why, this one won’t appeal to you.

And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear. I especially enjoyed the way the crew Silva mostly saw the solution to only having two females aboard and both taken. Stotm, the Grik at some point encountered other humans who wound up in this timeline.

Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Anderson is engaged in his work, and it’s obviousness in this dwstroyermen makes the book greater than the sum of its parts.

The series seems clearly influenced by a series published in the s by William R.

And just because it could have gone horribly wrong, and dewtroyermen, I will up the 3. Dec 12, Bob Milne rated it liked it.

A lot of minor characters, e.

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