In the Pacific, as USS Walker is repaired and updated after a previous battle and Reddy is healing from his wounds, planning begins for a bold raid on the very heart of the Grik Empire.
But time is running out for the Alliance army in India, and the Allied forces in the west must gather in an unprecedented land, air, and sea campaign to destroy the mighty Grik battle fleet and break through to their relief. All other plans go on hold when the attempt proves more difficult - and more heartbreakingly costly - than anyone imagined.
Meanwhile, the struggle continues on other fronts near and far: in the jungles of Borno in distant Southern Africa and in the Americas, where the allies are finally learning the terrible truth about the twisted Dominion.
The Alliance is on the offensive everywhere, but their enemies have a few surprises, including new weaponry and new tactics...and a stunning geographic advantage that Reddy never suspected. Until now.
©2013 Taylor Anderson (P)2013 Tantor
Other reviewers have commented on the ever increasing scope of these books as a negative, but I really enjoy it - it gives a real sense of the vastness of the world and narrative, and gives the many characters plenty of room to run without feeling repetitive. I personally love watching the continued (and rather plausible) technological and industrial advancements too. This book is one of my favorites of this series, so far.
I really enjoyed this one. Lots of excitement that kept me coming back. I was starting to get a little bored with the series but now want to listen to the next one soon.
#8 of 9 was certainly more interesting than #6. The of the plethora of characters are pretty familiar and we know what they will do, although a few are introduced. Some die and are removed from the story. Some threads are developed and mature...more pique your interest but are not complete. others, just lie there...dead? The strategy and the characters of this world interest me...as do the question about ending. This has been going on for so long, how will it end--or, will it?
This series was like climbing a tree. One starts on a solid trunk of a story line, then encounters a few interesting side branches, but you are still firmly attached to the trunk. As the books continue, the reader finds himself in a tangle of increasingly tiny, parallell story branches, the plot line lost. This last book reads as an English assignment: "write a 5,000 word essay on....".
Yeah. Many authors that develop a lot of interesting characters, and perhaps have a contractual obligation to their publishers, end up ruining a good story by dragging it out.
He has excellent voice characterization, but after the first 3 or 4 books, even he can't keep up with the increasing senseless complexity.
Mr. Anderson continues to mingle interesting characters, a multifaceted storyline and a fast pace which makes it difficult to stop listening even through I try to limit myself to my workout times. I'll continue to look forward eagerly to the next installment.
I started out with this Destriyermen book 1 now I am on book 8. restarted them and played them again ( a first) lol every min. Keep them coming, but faster.
all of this book is memorable.
I am a follower
Yes because if have listened to the series several times.
any one of the cats, he really makes you believe they are a different race.
not much to say but yet another great one in the series.
Another great book by Taylor Anderson can't wait for no. 9.
William Dufris does a Great job with the numerous voices and accents.
I am from Chicago. Enjoy reading listening to audio books such as Robert. B. Parker, Ian Douglas, Taylor Anderson, Jac Cambel an social work
Must read. Storm Surge is a an adventure you will not be able to put down. Taylor Anderson writes a great story about war and the consequences of doing so even when not to do so is not an option. Get all of the books and you will be hook just like me.
I found all of the story to be memorable.
He put his heart into the reading and made you feel that you were there during the war. He made the characters alive and make me care for all of them. Can not wait for him to record the next book next year.
War for life and freedom.
When I listen to the first book by Taylor Anderson, I was hook, I can not wait for next year for book 9. W Dufris did a great job of hooking me to the saga just by putting his heart in the story.
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