Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.
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That's hard to say. I like the book so far, but since the narrative just keeps going and going seemingly without end, I don't know if I would be on the hook if it just starts to drag on and on and on and eventually sucks.
No spoilers possible. There isn't an ending yet. None of the books sufficiently wraps things up, it's just one long story that is still going.
As always, Dufris has a good feel for his characters and puts a great deal of energy into his reading.
My sincere hope is that this series, though it started very well does not just continue until all of the magic is gone (like American TV, the goal is to stay on until it sucks bad enough to cancel).
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
I enjoyed the action both on the sea battles and the land battles
Too many to pick just one Dennis is a character but they are all interesting
Without a doubt Mr Dufris is one of the greatest readers around I enjoyed all of his books so far
Keep up the great work
Both reactions made the book that must a pleasure to enjoy
Look forward to the next one
Yes - eventually. The arc of the series is filled with events which are insignficant at inception, but critical to the long term flow. At some point (probably after book 8 comes out this summer, I would like to go back and connect the dots again.
The book (and the overall series) are as well written and character driven as any alternative-world series I have jumped into.
His abilities to voice the emotions of a wide range of characters brings color to the story, and at times heightens the tension.
Not extreme, just pleasurable. I hated to stop listening when I had to. I might have guffawed a time or two...
Great read - that covers it.
Yes and no. I want to make the story last but this is one of the series that I have a difficult time putting down. I appreciate this series as a very nice change of pace. At this point in the series, I/m invested in the characters, there's plenty of action and some nice plot twists.
I enjoy the story but it is about time to wind down. Instead of closure there are additional story lines. The narrator is wonderful but I don't want to read about the Grik anymore.
was great listening
Slvia -- he is such and gruff but loving character
Earth 2 Firestorm
Don't want the story to end yet!!!
Not my usual genre as I prefer military. Bought the first of these not knowing it was set on an alternate world.
Got sucked into the story half way through the first book. Have listened to all 8 now and can;t wait for the next one!
The story once again heats up dramatically as we see the strife between the tyrannical Holy Dominion which spans the west coast of the Americas in this alternate Earth as it seeks to purify the 'heretics' of the New Britain Empire and their newly forged allies of Matthew Reddy and crew.
Meanwhile the out of sight Grik have new weapons at hand thanks to the their own Japanese alliance.
Gripping story line
All the Limurians and Denis Silva
had a few sneakers
This series rivals David Drake's RCN Series
It's entertaining. I find myself not wanting to stop listening when life invades my listening. It keeps me wanting to hear more.
Yes. His stories keep my interest. It doesn't always go as I thought it would.
He's very good. You forget you are listening to a story. He really brings it alive.
It kept me wanting more. A smile or 2 might have escaped during the story.
I understand the need to recap in every book, but it gets exhausting. i would prefer that the author spent more time telling the current story and less time retelling the previous books.
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