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Into the Storm (Destroyermen) av Taylor…
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Into the Storm (Destroyermen) (utgåvan 2009)

av Taylor Anderson (Författare)

Serier: Destroyermen (1)

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Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the U.S.S. Walker—a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer—finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover—and emerges somewhere else. Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world—and they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war. With its steam power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear: They must decide whose side they're on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.… (mer)
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Titel:Into the Storm (Destroyermen)
Författare:Taylor Anderson (Författare)
Info:Roc (2009), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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as a potboiler, not too bad. its almost character driven
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  frfeni | Jan 31, 2021 |
Great book, will start the next in the series shortly. I highly recommend if alternate history with a twist is your thing. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Oct 4, 2018 |
I had no idea what this series was about, hadn't even read a blurb, before I started it.
So I was under the impression it was about super robots, or mecha, or ninja's or something. I mean, come on, Destroyermen? Sounds like an army of unstoppable killer thingies to me!

Little did I know I was wandering into the dark of Alt-History. Shudder.

However, it turned out ok. It was an interesting story, but it seemed a little too easier for them to solve their supply problems. The Spectre of Bestiality raises its ugly head, and that was one reason I only gave this 3 stars instead of 4.

I am looking forward to more in this series. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This is the first time I have read Anderson Taylor's books but it won't be the last.

It is an alternate history where two WWI destroyers in a battle with the Japanese navy are in a desperate situation and enter a rain squall to escape their antagonists only to discover it is a rift which transports them to a parallel Earth where dinosaurs roam and two species, lemurs and reptiles are in a battle for domination of their location which is basically from the Philippines to Madagascar at this point.

There are a lot of characters but Taylor develops each one with specific characteristics and voice. The book makes you feel you are almost part of the crew, the detail is great the battle scenes exciting and there are well placed humourous scenes as well. There is some prejudice in that a Japanese officer passes through the rift and is rescued... though the crew dislike him he offers his parole and tries to gain the crew's respect.

The "aliens" are well developed as well. I will definitely search out others in the series..... two thumbs up. ( )
  Lynxear | Oct 6, 2016 |
You know an author has got a knack for writing when he is able to make a ridiculous-sounding plot and turn it into a good story. Here's the basic plot: a World War II U.S. Navy destroyer goes through a space-time warp and winds up on an alternate Earth where humans never evolved; but lemur-cat-people and lizard-people did, both of whom have roughly medieval technology. The lizard men are trying to eradicate the lemurs from the world, and the human destroyermen take the side of the lemurs and fight back.
Sounds silly? Perhaps. Some of the book is taken up with what alternate history buffs love most: the working out of technical problems (i.e., how do you find oil on a planet that doesn't use it?) and the playing out of what-if scenarios, in this case the dual-species evolution. However, most of the novel is just that—a novel, and a good one at that.
Taylor Anderson is able to create real characters in this very unreal setting. When we follow the decision-making process of the captain, how he deals with the situation is more important than what that situation is. The interworkings of the crew(s) play out very well indeed, and the series promises to be a good one to follow (especially since I've read the backs of some of the later books in the series and he throws in a few good plot twists along the way!)
Generally, alternate history novels are shelved with science fiction. Today's cross-genre audience would be just as happy to find this in a suspense section, right alongside Tom Clancy: it is, after all, primarily an action-packed novel about a Navy ship. So many of readers are accustomed to having a few vampires or wizards thrown into the mix, how much of a stretch can lizard-men be? ( )
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Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the U.S.S. Walker—a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer—finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover—and emerges somewhere else. Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world—and they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war. With its steam power and weaponry, the Walker's very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear: They must decide whose side they're on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.

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