The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily, they are not alone. Reddy finally finds Mahan, the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to fight and stand against the bloodthirsty Grik - or so they think.
For there is another vessel that does not belong on these strange seas - the massive Japanese battle cruiser Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them. Like Mahan, it followed them through. And now Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.
Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.
©2008 Taylor Anderson; (P)2008 Tantor
"Dramatic.... At heart this novel is about how honor and ideals can bend or break under the stressful, life-and-death conditions of total war." (Publishers Weekly)
"Even better than the excellent Into the Storm." --(Booklist Starred Review)
The second book in the series continues on as if it were one giant book. I posted a review of the first book that noted many fine points. I like this concept for a story, but was concerned it would get tedious. I don't know if tedious is the right word, but the story is getting pretty involved. The author puts a lot of time in describing things that add some imagery, but really don't further the storyline. I suppose it does get the reader more into this alternate world, but sometimes I wish the author would just get going. The other point that should be addressed is the place names, ship names, character names, etc. This is a weak point in any very involved audio book. I would hope that Audible will someday allow customers of their books to download a printable guide that has a glossary, maps, illustrations and the like to make up for this inherent shortcoming of an audio book. This particular novel series uses a "made up" language for fantasy creatures and the names of characters and other names becomes very confusing.
If you like a very detailed accounting of a fantasy world with many characters, settings, and even historical periods, you should like this book. If you are not willing to invest many, many hours in a series of books that tell a pretty simple story, look some place else.
I don't know I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it wasn't what I was looking for. To many things to follow.
I don't know. I don't know if I was looking for more thrill but not gore, or more romance or mystery. It just didn't touch me.
The voice wasn't into the story enough. I couldn't see it as being part of what was going on, so I was concentrating more on the voice than the book.
Yes, I think there was a story line it was just too deeply embedded for me to get into the book.
Love to read or listen....busy all of the time except when I am out and about....
It leads to another book.....
Yes...but I have to get through this series first....
No, to long for one sitting....would have to break it up..
unfolds very nicely. I little slow at some points and as usual in a series such as this repetition gets annoying. The ability to speed up the audio playback helps solve that problem. Like skipping paragraphs in a book.
Characters, story development.
Mr. Dufris does an excellent narration of an action packed adventure.
An introduction to life aboard a WW2 fighting ship.
Brings the characters to life. Easy to distinguish his voices and the mood of the characters.
Yes. I kept driving around the block.
Can't wait to finish the series.
Character development continues as we get to know the crew and locals better. Relationships grow and allegiences and trust between species mature as we get to know more of the locals.
At the risk of spoilers, bringing other survivors of the 'temporal event' into the plot line increases the possibilities of challenges and plot intrigue. Moving of from this second installment, the arc of the plot is truly unpredictable
Dufris' narration is spotless and unencumbered by trying to go into too many character voices.
But still pretty good. Traditional act ii stuff and leaves you a bit disappointed, but will definitely check out book 3.
The way the narrator is able to keep the personality of each character separate, so as to easily identify them, he adds traits that I myself would likely add had I been reading instead of listening to the Audio book
The dynamic at the inter-species relationships, both diplomatic and platonic. The revelations about the mind behind the global menace that is the Grik
Revenge setting sail and valiantly attacking the Grik head on.
Walker's silent stalking of Amagi in the pitch black night of the ocean.
Keeps getting better
Brings the characters to life and is very consistent in voicing
While bordering on too simple at times in the beginning, it keeps pulling interesting twists. The further in I get the more I am enjoying this series.
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