Crusade


Crusade
Destroyermen #2
by Taylor Anderson
Ebook, 400 Pages
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

I was blown away.

This is a non-stop, seat of your pants, drag me along action sequence. It was exactly what I needed to de-stress today.

I was dragged along the emotional ups and downs right along with Cap’n Matt. Don’t know why things resonated so, but I felt a real connection with his battle with despair against impossible odds.

As for the bestiality hinted at in the previous books, it is expounded on slightly in this book. I realized though, that it wasn’t really talking about bestiality, because these are sentient creatures, and it IS sailors we are reading about. We’ll have to wait and see how cross-species interaction works out. Definitely not over the top or lewd. It is just taking into account how deprived sailors, with no women, would react to females of another sentient species.

Into the Storm


Into the Storm
Destroyermen #1
by Taylor Anderson
Ebook, 400 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

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.

Into the Darkness

Into the Darkness
World at War #1
Harry Turtledove
Fantasy
3 Stars
DTB, 684 Pages

Fantasy, even though it is almost alternate history. Seems to be a World War II’ish story but in another world that has magic. It was well written and even interesting, but I don’t know if I really want to read more of the series simply because it is a big investment of time. And I just don’t care enough to read a war history. Turtledove also throws in completely unnecessarily graphic sexual descriptions and situations.

Seems to be an alternate history fantasy more than just a fantasy. Well written and enjoyable, but not interesting enough for me to want to read any more in the series. And Turtledove threw in completely unnecessary sexually graphic descriptions that just didn’t add anything but lasciviousness to the overall plot.