Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book I (Destroyermen)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 6th 2008
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
Series: Destroyermen (#1)
This book might be for you... It is an interesting mix of historical fiction, military scifi, and alt Earth fantasy. It is clearly building into something cool....but it isn't for me. I listened to this on audiobook and while the narrator was very good, I felt like I wasn't seeing things in color. M...
Eh, apparently one of the guys have sex with one of the monkeycatsAm now thoroughly grossed out, yuck
In the midst of a doomed sea battle the USS Walker, a Great War era iron destroyer, is transported to an alternate Earth where evolution has taken a dramatically different turn. I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would. It starts with a very realistic naval battle between the superior Ja...
I've been on vacation all week, doing my best not to think about work. Since I knew we'd be spending a few days camping, I decided to push the review pile to the side and do a little pleasure reading. I didn't have any specific titles in mind, but I knew precisely what kind of books I wanted to enjo...
More than a bit goofy but thoroughly enjoyable and well written