Ng to lan and the Craft Notes for Animators people who are under siege may not help the Americans at all There are some thrilling naval action battles between the Walker and its advanced armaments and the Grik ships In a subseuent section of the novel the Grik return with their allies the Japanese ship Amiga and the Walker and their allies must escape from a second Armada The Walker does end up using some torpedoes and Anderson artfully interjects theroblem with American torpedoes in WWII that is that they didn t work into the narrativeI liked this novel and will be on the look out for the next one but it seems to me we already know how these books will turn out but getting there is Perception and the External World part of the fun What can I say here This isrime 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 Popular Representations of Development prisoners after battle They simply eat the enemyOh there s also an ultra modern WW2 Japanese Battle Ship ailed with the lizardssort of a wrench in the worksThis is the second in the series and I enjoyed it as much as the first It s full of action and the characters are well fleshed out human and otherwise We get a good expansion of thelot line and the end while an obvious set up for the next book is also goodI like itI recommend itenjoy In Crusade we rejoin Captain Reddy and the crew of the Walker They have forged an alliance with the mammalian Lemurians against the Sister for Sale 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 fleetCrusade suffers from second book syndrome Iredicted three stars before I even cracked it open In the first book everything was new and there were uestions all over the lace 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 uestions are answered The Walker is in an alternate world where evolution took another ath They will survive by forging an alliance with the Lemurians They will defeat the Grik by converting to a total war footing and arming the Lemurians with cannons In this book it is about watching the Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity predicted story line unfold There is a surprise in the story that adds a bit of a spark but for the mostart the story unfolds as expectedDoes this all mean that the book is bad Nope It was a fun read It just wasn t cracking with originality It s a fun book and a fun series however the Destroyermen series just doesn t rise to that next level in my mind Good but not great brain candy Three stars out of five. He massive Japanese battleship that Walker was fleeing back in the Pacific also came through the rift and it's in the hands of the Grik.
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BeatingThe technical details all seem to be authentic and well researched from the advantages and disadvantages of the two American four stackers vs the huge ultra modern Amagi which is struggling with damage of its own and the difficulties of getting repairs and fuel from its Grik allies to the aerial duel between a salvaged seaplane and a Japanese spotting biplane to roblems with American torpedoes Throw sailing ships and the Lemurians giant seagoing homes into the mix and you ve got a blend of Horatio Hornblower Battlestar Galactica and MidwayI m giving this book 5 stars because it was exciting all the way through and I was worried about the heroes at every step of the way when the Amagi shows up you really feel the Oh shit moment as Captain Reddy realizes how badly they are screwed This book improved the last by adding depth to Lemurian culture including ah relations between humans and Lemurians some good some very much not and even a little bit to the Grik although so far they re still retty much just a mindless horde of barely sentient monsters led by evil overlordsIt s not literary it s just the modern version of a A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, pulp adventure but damn I like it even if I am looking at the length of the series 9 books and counting now and reviews of later books in the series that seem to indicate that the author is no hurry to wrap it up 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 complexlot with intricate details that I find facinating I m already into book three and loving it This is a fun series Highly recommended for lovers of science fiction Fantasy and alternate reality stories It has a little Harry Turtledove in it too Fun read 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 fictionfantasy tradition the transplanted Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience people into aarallel universe In this case two United States destroyers are apparently in the midst of a battle with a Japanese Battle Cruiser Amiga during the Battle of the Java Sea in World War II when as a result of a storm they are transplanted to an alternative Earth which is inhabited by two alien beings the Lemurians a group of sea dwelling tree The War to End All Wars people who befriend the Americans and the Grik a murderous canibalistic race of ferocious lizards who kill and eat everything in theirath In this second volume the American s of the USS Walker have already fought one battle against the Grik and have discovered their disgusting ways Now Captain Reddy and his crew comprised of Lemurians and Americans are on a mission to convince the various nation states of Lemurians to join together to defeat the Grik The first Death Comes for the Archbishop part of thelan is to go to another Lemurian island and try to save them from being overrun and eaten by the Grik Of course nothing ever goes accordi. Ve allied with the eaceful Lemurians in their struggle against the warlike reptilian Grik But the greatest threat is yet to come For
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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 uintessential ualities that Taylor Anderson brings to this series that I ve been missing in sci fi and military fiction latelyDuty honor bravery sacrifice and heroism Men acting like men Yes the women both human and Lemurian are retty brave too A war that feels like a warThis book is very similar to an old WWII movie the ones made before we got cynical and stopped resenting Americans as the good guys The USS Walker and its sister ship the USS Mahan have allied with the Lemurians a civilized race descended from lemurs in the alternate Earth in which the two destroyers find themselves They face the Grik an almost mindlessly violent race descended from reptiles or dinosaurs In Crusade we learn that the Japanese battleship Amagi which chased the two American destroyers into the storm that brought it to this world followed them and is now allied with the GrikThis makes the two sides retty starkly black and white Americans and friendly lemur Damias Children people vs Japanese and evil crocodileeopleBut the Americans and Lemurians are not universally good and the Japanese are not universally evil There is in fighting among the various land dwelling and sea going tribes of Lemurians some of the Americans get themselves into trouble with bad behavior while in addition to Lieutenant Shinya the captured Japanese officer who has now become effectively a Cutremur de timp part of the Walker s crew Anderson also writes some scenes from theoint of view of the Amagi s crew and specifically its unfortunate executive officer The Japanese are Imperial Japanese They have a duty and an enemy But while their captain is evidently going mad the rest of the crew is starting to have doubts about whether they d really rather be allied to cannibalistic lizard men than Americans Crusade is a series of battles Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes political alliances and chases with the tension ramping up as they discover that the Grik are invading the home of the Lemurians in a massive swarm and worse accompanied by a Japanese battlecruiser The climax in which the Walker faces a vastlyowerful ship it can t Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie possibly defeat is worthy of the most rocking naval adventure As they are trying to evacuate thousands of Lemurians in the face of the Grik invasion and no matter what they do they must cope with the inevitable losses of thousands the tragedy and heroism of both humans and Lemurians is rousing inspiring a real edge of your seat adventureRemoved from the geopolitical considerations of Earth the Americans in this world are a littleocket of America all their own and it s what they make of it And so far they are what you d expect from a red blooded US Navy crew sailors heroes not untarnished with the occasional scoundrel but good men worthy of respect and admiration without the author doing a lot of jingoistic chest. Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world Lietenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker ha.