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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©2010 Taylor Anderson. (P)2011 Tantor
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.
I would have given this 5 stars across the board as I love this series and the author ( a nice fellow, BTW, I have exchanged email with him regarding e-book availability).
Maybe it is just me, but I always find it distracting when a book that contains both male and female characters has only a male or only a female narrator. It tends to take one out of the story and therefore impacts negatively on the book.
For some books (mostly non-fiction) where there are no real characters, it does not matter what the sex of the narrator is, as long as they are good, but for most fiction both a male and a female narrator are needed. I know it costs more and I, for one, would be willing to pay more!
So I may buy the next book in the series in eBook form unless the narration is properly split.
I don't know what happened but this book completely lost its way. Their is absolutely no plot or organized story anymore. Its just a bunch of micro stories that don't fit together. I was confused thru the whole thing.
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