Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The compelling third volume (after Drive to the The Grapple (Settling Accounts) – Kindle edition by Harry Turtledove. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Grapple (Del Rey, ) is the third book in the Settling Accounts quarter, and is the penultimate volume of the overall Southern Victory series. Plot The. A profoundly thoughtful masterpiece of alternate history.” –Booklist It is , the third summer of the new war between the Confederate.
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The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA. Still, new fighting flares from Denver to Los Angeles. Indeed, as the air, ground, and water burn with molten fury, new and demonic tools of killing are unleashed, and secret wars are unfolding. In Settling AccountsHarry Turtledove blends vivid fictional characters with a cast inspired by history, including the Socialist assistant secretary of war Franklin Delano Roosevelt and beleaguered Confederate military commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.
In The Grapplehe takes his spellbinding vision to new heights as he captures the heart and soul of a generation born and raised amid unimaginable violence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Grapple by Harry Turtledove. In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created hary blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling. It turtleodvethe third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling.
It isthe third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens.
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Lists with This Book. Oct 21, Artur rated it it was amazing. May 30, The other John rated it it was ok Shelves: Ah, the penultimate volume of the Timeline series!
I am such an addict! By this time, I have to admit that these alternate history books about the ongoing conflict of the United States and Confederate States have devolved into hackwork. You get the same ideas swirling around and around throughout the tale. Turtledofe competent soldiers on the front lines can and should get away with mouthing off turtldeove their superiors. Confederate tobacco is much superior than the crap the USA produces. The ths Ah, the penultimate volume of the Timeline teh The superior numbers and manufacturing capability of the USA can win the war if it’s drawn out So why do I keep reading?
Well, I’ve come this far. I want to see how it ends. Gfapple lives, who grap;le, and will Jake Featherston get the turtledov death that he truly deserves? Guess I’ll just have to get the next one to find out. And pray that Mr. Turtledove hasn’t decided to embark on an alternate Cold War epic Feb 07, Reza Amiri Praramadhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: While in the previous book the balance had begun to tip towards the USA. Now, I can see that the story has begins to unravel, I expect nothing really interesting new things, CSA is doomed to fall.
However, some, if not most of the viewpoint turtlexove that I like to follow hailed from CSA. I still sad from knowing the tragic fates tha While in the previous book the balance had begun to tip towards the USA.
I still sad from knowing the tragic fates that befell Teh and Hip Rodriguez, for example. If he was even born in this timeline, he would be working with the Kaiser, not grqpple Confederates. Other than that great story. Apr 05, Mark rated it really liked it.
In the latest volume of his ongoing alternative history series, Harry Turtledove moves beyond the battle of Pittsburgh, the turning point in the war between the U. The Confederacy, which had enjoyed dramatic success at the start of the war, now finds itself on the defensive as the U. Increasingly the Confederate president, Jake Featherston, grasps onto the slim hope of secret weapons to turn the ti In the latest volume of his ongoing alternative history series, Harry Turtledove moves beyond the battle of Pittsburgh, the turning point in the war between the U.
Increasingly the Confederate president, Jake Featherston, grasps onto the slim hope of secret weapons to turn the tide against the superior numbers and resources of the United States, which is bearing down upon the South in turtledoe campaign with echoes of the American Civil War. Fans of the series will find much to satisfy them here. Once more he chronicles events the course of the war through the experiences of over a dozen characters scattered on both sides, though by this point the diversity of experience is much reduced as nearly everybody he chronicles is at the front; home front interludes are virtually nonexistent.
The tactics of present-day wars are even more apparent in this installment they were before, as combatants use suicide bombers, car bombs, and even truck-mounted machine guns in ways more familiar to soldiers of tuurtledove than those of sixty years ago.
Yet while readers will find many of the same strengths that engaged them in the previous volumes, the weaknesses are there as well While the plot moves forward nicely, the individual episodes themselves have a rote and repetitive feel to them.
Harrh find themselves repeating the same actions from scene to scene, and graplle their dialogue is largely the same as before. The increasing confinement of the narrative to the battlefield only enhances this, as characters do the same things over and over because they find themselves stuck in the same situations — something that Turtledove successfully avoided in his far more diverse coverage of the alternative First World War in the earlier volumes.
In short, readers of the earlier volumes will find much the is familiar here, as events move down well-work paths towards an inevitable conclusion.
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Fans will probably be rewarded with more of the same as before, as the whole series finds a groove that is both comfortable and predictable. Feb 11, Riley Feldmann rated it it was ok. Such a myriad of actors gives the world a certain level of life, and presents a chance for Turtledove to unfold a rich story before our eyes. Instead of that high-minded goal, however, readers are often faced with characters as superficial as harty are forgettable.
Nov 16, Joel Flank rated it grapplr was amazing. I’m running out of things to say about this series that I haven’t already mentioned in the reviews of grspple first two books in the series, so I’ll keep this one brief. In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII to it Settling Accounts: In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII to its logical conclusion furtledove on the course of previous events.
There’s still the epic sweep of a war that’s tearing apart two countries, with a “cast of thousands” which covers all aspects of the war and life during wartime for both sides of the conflicts. In this harr, the tide starts to shift as the momentum of tutledove CSA surprise attack peters out, and the USA is fully mobilized against the invasion. Despite the huge early successes and their impact on the USA, the CSA starts to feel the weight of its northern neighbor’s superior industrial capabilities and larger population.
It’s very rewarding to see some of the characters that have been around for 9 novels now start to show success on a greater scale as they advance in their careers, such as Generals Morrel and Dowling, and Lt. Sam Carstens, the mustang officer in the US Navy. In addition, tuetledove would be expected in WWII, characters, both minor and major die and get replaced with new ones, including major point of view characters.
As is fitting for a huge conflict that shows no mercy and deals death at random, there’s rarely any warning, which harey an excellent job of illustrating that even when your cause is just as both sides of the conflict believe war is never a good thing, and has a steep price to all sides.
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By the end of the book, things seem to have an end in sight, not only for the reader knowing that there’s only 1 book left in the seriesbut many of the characters start to look ahead and wonder how their lives will be afterwards, and will there be a place for them in the changed world after the war ends.
It’s these philosophical elements in the book that keeps it fresh, even though many of the events and themes have been repeated many times due to the length of the war, and the series itself.
Oct 12, Dave rated it it was ok. hrary
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. That’s about the best I can say for this penultimate volume of Settling Accounts.
Harry, Harry, Harry; what happened to Canada? Some of my favorite characters were from the two Canadian storylines but hardly a peep from them in this entire book! Worst part of this is that it has left me so uninspired to start Book 4.
It’s almost come down to a complete re-play of WW2 with just minor details changed for the sake of calling it “alternative history”. I can’t say that this volume could even rate as speculative fiction since so little turtledofe seems to have been incorporated. Did we really need a Holocaust-like depiction of gold dental work being pried from the mouths of Camp Determination victims?
With the negoes so routinely repressed in this alternative Confederacy would there have that many of them running around with expensive dental work? What’s up with the suicide bombers in the USA’a capital of Philadelphia? Who or what would be able to graplpe that off? I don’t know, nor am Im sure that Mr. Turtledove even gave it much thought. He simply and quite blandly used it as a convenient plot device to kill off the infequent guest star Congressman Robert Taft who doesn’t seem to resemble the real-life Robert Taft in any way shape or form.
Feel yarry to blow off your publisher for a grapple while and work in a tye, okay? I think you need one because your writing is certainly getting to the point of salt-mine like drudgery. Mar 27, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who likes alternate history.
The year is The genre of this book is alternative history and it takes place in the time of WWII. In Pennsylvania garry Ohio, General Irving Morrell attempts to push the Confederates out of the two states and succeeds. He then pushes them back to Kentucky, Tennessee and then Georgia.