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.

Author: Kagalabar Barg
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 6 July 2008
Pages: 310
PDF File Size: 18.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.87 Mb
ISBN: 182-9-45410-641-3
Downloads: 22091
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zoloshakar

Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits.

Into the Storm

Added by 2 of our members. Penguin Random House plans to release Pass of Firethe fourteenth book in the series, in June Back to the story, when up rises a massive storm that pitches our destroyer freinds into what appears an alternate universe. There were revelations towards the end of the book but I think the void of information on them worked against the story.

This book introduces the USS S SSan S-class submarine from an alternative timeline in which the submarine was not scrapped, and initial contact with a society that was created by descendents of a ship from the British East India Company that was transported to this universe two centuries earlier.

I suppose this might be a flaw in their characterization, as I can manage with a large cast of characters just fine, but only if they are of note destrotermen to stick in my memory.

Notwithstanding the above, I did like the underlying premise of the book and will probably rea 2.

It is good, fast-paced fun but by no means high fiction. Into the Storm is the first book in the Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson. In terms of world-building, this is more establishing a concept than truly executing desfroyermen it, but Anderson lays out enough detail to make the story work, and to make you want yhe keep reading.

Retrieved from ” https: Ben Mallory and edstroyermen crew of te arrive in the PBY. Into the Storm Author s: Taylor Anderson should write military science fiction, not romance. The Americans agree that they are going to have to drag the Lemurians into the modern age. It’s a story written for adults, with some harsh language, that is where harsh language should be, lots of violence, depicted as I wish violence to be depicted in stories with the right tone and attitude about it.


This is something i never do, since i always want to explore new settings and heroes before returning to a series, but that is just me. The Americans and the Lemurians agree that it will be necessary to go to war against the Grik.

Which was certainly more doable for a WWII era destoyer. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate world – and they are not alone.

There are times when I rather wish he presented a little more loyalty to his country, that he was portrayed as, well, being more Japanese, if Anderson really wants him to fill in the role of inscrutable Oriental, but it almost feels like Anderson has some difficulty portraying human characters that are not American, and so goes the middle route in Shinya’s case – which, unfortunately, only makes his overall character, possibly one of the most interesting so far, feel a bit confusing.

detsroyermen Geographically things seem the same, pulling up to Bali however, reveals pygmy brontosauruses instead of half naked village girls. Alternate universes are always a fascinating prospect. I kid you not.

It’s “Feel” as I read it’s passion and vigor and the gentle and careful way difficult subjects were laid out for us to experience the joy of the story, instead of the glory of the act. I tend to gravitate more towards submarines than destroyers when looking for a naval adventure, but the historical aspect was more than enough to pique my interest. Instead, Mallory flew to find Walker.

Also, I have to wonder what Anderson knows of lemur behavior, since the Lemurians are supposed to have descended from them, and there is a lot of behavior that strikes me as very appropriate for lemurs, but there is also a lot there that does not seem very lemur-like.


A fourteenth book, Pass of Fireis expected in June I wouldn’t want to leave readers in the lurch, but at the same time I’d want to implant a few threads suggesting where the next novel, and the one after that, might be going, enough to keep readers’ interests engaged so that they’d buy the rest of the series.

It teh take an anthropologist, or someone more expert with such things than myself, to know what is really going on here. Destroyermen, Book I Author s: This is a solid first book. However, the Japanese forces closed range, and opened up on the small Allied fleet. Taylor Anderson spent a lot of time on the world building in this alternate Earth, as Captain Reddy the main protagonist and his crew entered ‘another world, another war’ through a squall after a naval battle with a Japanese destroyer.

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. The cover is gorgeous! Jun 02, Hudson rated it really liked it. I also kept expecting it to stall in this alternate world, because what can really happen inot way way back then.

Can they afford to remain neutral? Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson”.

Destroyermen – Wikipedia

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. If hhe are not fond of “military sci-fi” you may not enjoy this as much, but it would be worth taking a chance. A lot of different colours, yet dark and gloomy. I loved the villains.

Want to Read saving…. Since I started reading this series which is now 7 books long, I’ve completed 5 and I’m half way done with the 6 th.

It’s how the characters fit together and react and if I get mad when I should or feel heartbroken when I should. However, it is there.