Maelstrom

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

 

I enjoyed this book, with it’s very large battle at the end, but it wasn’t as riveting as the previous book nor did I feel the excitement.

Taylor Anderson opens up enough extra cans that we know this could be a lengthy series[thankfully book 6!!! came out just as I was getting into this. Better not be as long as the Wheel of Time series though!]

I am not a big fan of alt/whatever, but this is keeping my interest. I do wish Anderson wouldn’t speechify so much though. Sometimes I feel like I’m re-reading the previous book as characters “remember” scads of info.

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.