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The crew of a WWII destroyer face their greatest challenge yet as they try to survive in a strange new world in the next thrilling book in The New York Times best-selling series.

Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world, and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has been taking a pounding. With Walker out of commission for repairs, Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm.

Meanwhile, the humans and their allies face a deadly second front in the Republic to the south. All of Reddy's forces are committed, and there's no turning back. Either they'll win - or lose - everything....

©2018 Taylor Anderson (P)2018 Tantor

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I find this series incredible !

The details aren’t perfect yet . I find myself constantly pre ordering the next book and wishing that I had come across the completed series . Perhaps 30 books in all . There is something to say for anticipation .

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Still going strong!

Despite being 13th in the series there's still plenty of scope for plenty more. The theme of an alternate Earth or multiple alternate Earths, on the same timeline has practically unlimited potential for new plot twists, and new players on the extensive stage. I love the series, and feel it could easily become a TV Series with a significant amount of CGI, as long as the movie/TV guys didn't try to change it, that makes it a waste of time and loses the fan base. Dennis is the most memorable character because of his unexpected activities and the humor he brings to the series, a balance to the gruesomeness of the Grik and Dominion evil traits and habits. Much thanks to the author and looking forward to the next one and beyond!

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the story continues and more plot threads created

This book isn't as satisfying as the last one where we had a sense of closure with the death (righteously done) of one of the lead villians.

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  • tekone
  • New York, NY USA
  • 07-23-18

Awesome, it’s been a long time!

I missed this series, and this new entry does not disappoint!

Can’t wait for the next!

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Why do they end so fast?

Seems like I just start listening and it's over. Can't wait for the next one.

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Not bad, but I don't care anymore

River of Bones is a straight down the middle installment in the series that is getting bogged down under its own weight. The scope of the story and number of characters has grown so large that lengthy recaps at the beginning of each book are now required to remind the reader where all the pieces are.

In ironic contrast, though more sprawling, the story has become simpler and one dimensional. All the protagonists are the same self sacrificing goody-two-shoes copy of one another who keep trying to one up each other on just how noble they are. All sense of exploration into this new dinosaur inhabited world and wonder is gone. What remains for each book is a study on military logistics and achieving a single military objective. The result of all this is that nothing much happens in the first six hours of the story that you would not have expected to happen when finishing the prior book 12.

With that said, the story isn't bad. It's just that after twelve books there is not enough novelty to keep you fully engaged. This is somewhat remedied later on once the fighting starts in full, and the inevitable unexpected setbacks of war bring much need variety to a still rather linear plot. In the end I found it way too easy to stop listening to do something else, and had to exert some will to start back up. It's an ok story if you need to waste some time, but it is not something you'd actively seek out to do.

I said after the last book that I hoped the series would wrap things up with this one. That didn't happen, but I think I'll take my exit anyway.

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  • David
  • Stafford, VA
  • 07-16-18

Keeping the story alive

Taylor has done a fantastic job at keeping this story alive and the reader engaged. After this read I’m ready for the next and look forward to hearing his next book in the series.

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Another addition I couldn’t put Down!

Love Silva; his character is so funny. Love the cat people there loyalty and hard work. Perfect antagonist, Great levels of action to politics. Man I wish I had 13 more books in this series to listen to. Maybe a offshoot where we can go through Silva’s life in China

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cant wait for the next installment.

loved it, but having to wait more than a year between installments really sucks. really

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Much to do, about something?

Activity as usual climatic but sometimes I felt that this book series should have ended a while ago. I do not plan on listening to next book🤣

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  • will h
  • 08-24-18

Running on empty

I’ve read/listened to all the previous (12?) books. I like the world created and the creative dynamic of the sprawling coalition and the ingenious plot lines Taylor devises. This book doesn’t work. It’s largely a single long drawn out slug fest that over plays the authors obsession with the mechanics and statistics of naval ordnance. Instead of the usual well developed sense of an alternative world the author falls back on the cliches of the characters he has created. The grand sweep of the series doesn’t get moved on until the final sections with quite a few teasers for the next book. So l felt short changed! I’m always impressed by the narrator as he effortlessly moves from different, races and genders in the space of a few lines of dialogue. Does the author do this for a laugh at the readers expense?

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  • 07-11-18

No no stop actiion

Another great episode ,the books get better and better ,loved the pace of the story and the scope of the storyline could not stop listening to it keep them coming