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
After a year away from Taylor Anderson's "other earth", I'm starting to wait less eagerly at the next book in the series. Its fun, irreverent and entertaining and the expanding world is interesting but between the meat of the pages, I kept waiting for more ground to be covered. With a cast that now easily spans beyond a few dozen, I'd expect the novels to expand to fit the multiple plot lines and/or move slightly faster.
As much as the inner kid in me loves in the idea of dinosaur piloted zeppelins duking it out with a fleet of vintage WWII boats and planes piloted by Humans and Lemurs, I'm worried by the end I'll of experienced too much of a good thing.
There's only so many times Walker, Mahan Salissa and Catalina can make death defying escapes. Only so many Human enclaves that seem feasibly to be "off the grid" as far as the Grik and Lemurians are concerned and only so many antics that sideshow (stooges) trio of Dennis, Larry and Moe can perform.... before all the troupes are tired.
I'm all for this series but I'd like to see it wrap up. Perhaps an end could lead to more adventures but for now I just want the feeling that this series has a conclusion.... even if just for a moment.
As soon as a new book is released I immediately wait for the next one. I have always been pleased with the characters moving in and out of the chapters. I don't know how the author keeps everything moving like he does. Maybe submarines are coming soon as the alliance keeps coming up with new weapons. The torpedo was a game changer in this one.
So in a word, YES I recommend this book and it would be a shame that an avid reader has not started getting to know the characters from the first moment of the first book.
I like Silva. He keeps coming into each story when a light or serious moment is needed.
He does a great job and is clearly the voice of the series.
Yes. I finished it in 4 days. I love a long book when it is so interesting.
I wonder what devious plans the Japanese Admiral will come up with next. It is hard to imagine that in a real society that this guy would not have been executed or ended his life himself. He just suffered one heck of a pasting.
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.
20 Years Army(Regular and National Guard)-Retired Police Officer-Now Long Haul Truck Driver.Like Building and Repairing Computers when home.
Oh yes,If you like sifi books most anyone would like this series. The plot and characters are well thought out. Alot of the ship descriptions and people are very factual. But mostly it just plain fun.
He reminds me of my CO when I was in service.
When some of the characters passed on.
Just a summary of the previous books in the series. Kind of a waste of time. The usual epic battle was like a pop gun. Once again, miracle of miracles, the evil Jap commander escapes again. Shocking!!! Enough already.
Get out of the political minor stories and move forward.
Narrator is fine. Subject matter needs work.
I paid full price for a summary.
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