Crusade (Destroyermen, #2)

Crusade (Destroyermen, #2) The Gripping And Riveting S.M Stirling, Author Of The Scourge Of God Destroyermen Saga Continues.Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, Along With The Men And Women Of The USS Walker, Have Chosen Sides In A War Not Of Their Making Swept From The World War II Pacific Into An Alternate World, They Have Allied With The Lemurians A Mammalian Race Threatened By The Warlike R In Crusade we rejoin Captain Reddy and the crew of the Walker They have forged an alliance with the mammalian Lemurians against the predatorial, rapacious Grik After saving the sea folk, the Humans and Lemurians turn to rescue the land based Lemurians A captured Grik ship leads them to believe an all out assault is going to be made on the unsuspecting city states Sure enough the Walker and an armada of Lemurians arrive to lift the siege and smash a Grik fleet.Crusade suffers from second book In Crusade we rejoin Captain Reddy and the crew of the Walker They have forged an alliance with the mammalian Lemurians against the predatorial, rapacious Grik After saving the sea folk, the Humans and Lemurians turn to rescue the land based Lemurians A captured Grik ship leads them to believe an all out assault is going to be made on the unsuspecting city states Sure enough the Walker and an armada of Lemurians arrive to lift the siege and smash a Grik fleet.Crusade suffers from second book syndrome I predicted three stars before I even cracked it open In the first book everything was new and there were questions all over the place Where was the crew of the Walker Who were the good guys How would they survive, especially in the face of the Grik menace By book two these questions are answered The Walker is in an alternate world where evolution took a
Yes I liked it.No, I m not going to give you a lengthy description of the book because I don t believe I am the Roger Ebert of the literary world.This is what matters to me.1 I enjoyed the book.2 I don t regret the time I spent with it.3 I wouldn
What can I say here This is prime, number 1, grade A brain candy No redeeming characteristics hereno deep literary meaningsno nuanced story telling This is the story of an obsolete WW1 destroyer and a destroyer escort of the same age thrown into a world of wooden ships, intelligent lemur like creatures that the humans call monkey cats and large also intelligent carnivorous lizards who don t take prisoners after battle They simply eat the enemy.Oh there s also an ultra modern W What can I say here This is prime, number 1, grade A brain candy No redeeming characteristics hereno deep literary meaningsno nuanced story telling This is the story of an obsolete WW1 destroyer and a destroyer escort of the same age thrown into a world of wooden ships, intelligent lemur like creatures that the humans call monkey cats and large also intelligent carnivorous lizards who don t take prisoners after b
I m surprised that I am actually enjoying these books Alternate history is so not my thing, but this has been kind of fun I like the characters They are well drawn and down to earth There is such a strong conflict of good vs evil that flows throughout the whole story The story moves at a nice pace
I am not a big fan of reading the second book in a trilogy or series and skipping the first book, but I found myself in this situation when a new title at the library caught my eye Destroyermen Crusade is a novel in that famous science fiction fantasy tradition, the transplanted people into a parallel universe In this case, two United States destroyers are apparently in the midst of a battle with a Japanese Battle Cruiser A
This book continues the fun of the first book It s very Edgar Rice Burroughs meets In Harm s Way the Movie Strong characters, difficult complex plot with intricate details that I find facinating I m already into book three and loving it This is a fun series Highly reco
A trilogy about World War II era naval ships transported to an altenate timeline I m just a complete sap for these types of books Loved it, sorry.The middle book in a trilogy is traditionally the meatiest, with the larger s
I found book one in the Destroyermen series to be fun and entertaining, if a bit flat and cheesy, style wise Book two, though, actually had me wanting to stand up and cheer Not that it s any less flat and cheesy, but there are some quintessential qualities that Taylor Anderson brings to this series that I ve been missing in sci fi and military fiction lately.Duty, honor, bravery, sacrifice, and heroism Men acting like men Yes, the women both human an
3.5 starsOriginally posted at Fantasy Literature.The men and two women of the USS Walker are worn out and homesick They re resigned to being stuck on a parallel world, but they at least hope to find somehumans There s a severe dame shortage so, though Commander Matthew Reddy and Nurse Sandra Tucker are in love with each other, they know they must not indulge their feelings because it might lower the morale of the rest of the destroyermen.There s plenty to keep them occupied meanwhile 3.5 starsOriginally posted at Fantasy Literature.The men and two women of the USS Walker are worn out and homesick They re resigned to being stuck on a parallel world, but they at least hope to find somehumans There s a severe dame shortage so, though Commander Matthew Reddy and Nurse Sandra Tucker are in love with each other, they know they must not indulge their feelings because it might lower the morale of the rest of the destr
If one can get past the prologue and first chapter of Destroyermen Crusade, one is in for a treat The fast paced action scenes that follow are worthy of any battle scenes in any of my favorites In my opinion, this alternate history series has some scenes that blow away Hornblower, are sharper than Sharpe, loom larger than Lewrie, holdwater than Drinkwater, override Halfhyde, and outbattle Bolitho Sorry about getting carried away with useless and uninformative wordplay Don t get me w If one can get past the prologue and first chapter of Destroyermen Crusade, one is in for a treat The fast paced action scenes that follow are worthy of any battle scenes in any of my favorites In my opinion, this alternate history series has some scenes that blow away Hornblower, are sharper than Sharpe, loom larger than Lewrie, holdwater than Drinkwater, override Halfhyde, and outbattle Bolitho Sorry about getting carried away with useless and uninformative wordplay Don t get me wrong I love all of those heroes just abused in my comparisons and the action in those stories is phenomenal But, well beyond the scenes in Destroyermen Into The Storm, I could mentally feel the force of the blows in some of the battles described in Crusade.Now, it may well be that I felt the violence in ap

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Crusade (Destroyermen, #2)
  • Taylor Anderson
  • English
  • 25 December 2018
  • 0451462300