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Colonel Andrew Keane and his blue-coated soldiers were not the first humans time-space-warped to a world so familiar yet so foreign. Humans abounded on the perverse planet-humans treated like cattle by the alien warrior overlords. Keane's Civil War weaponry defeated the swords, spears and crossbows of his monstrous adversaries. And part of the human population was freed, but the other part became puppets of the overlords in a vast counterattack. Now it was human vs. human, gun vs. gun, ironclad against ironclad, as the empires of Roum and Cartha clashed in gut-wrenching, soul-stirring struggle for the future of a world beyond time.

©1991 William R. Forstchen (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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The Union meets Godzilla the Hun.

Well written action and battle with nice character development. You not only are led to understand the motives of the Union soldiers but you also look through the eyes of some of the baddest bad guys you are likely to run into and see from their point of view what makes their actions logical and right by their culture. The humans have to win this one for there is no retreat. It is hard to believe there are worse things than to be dead on a U.S. civil war battle field or even to be a prisoner of war in some place like Andersonville or Point Lookout but on this world there are.

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  • Dan
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 08-15-10

It’s kinda like MacGyver

[Cut down one of those redwoods; hollow-out a dozen 2’x4’ diameter holes around the top, and one 4’x12’ diameter hole on the back end; pack the dozen small holes with black-power and shot and line the big hole on the back with bronze to form the combustion chamber. Then use the Zn shavings and sulfurous acid to make the hydrogen fuel and SWOOSH!!!…].

Just kidding; it’s not quite that bad but it is very imaginative. Don’t misunderstand, I love this stuff .

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A better then usual sequel

Not quite as good as the first but still worthy of 4 starts since I can give 1/2 stars. A few too may "we can pull that off faster then possible" moments and "we just happen to have this laying around" situations to but still fun to listen to.

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So. Many. Dead.

I could hardly put it down, even though it's almost depressing with how much adversity there is.
Amazing book, get it if you liked the first one.

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Last Two Chapters

The last two chapters were edge of your seat non stop action. Overall, an excellent story and entertaining sequel. I plan to buy book three!

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  • JackMargo
  • St Petersburg, FL, United States
  • 01-26-16

Part of a Great Story

Book 2 is a little slow. I think the author spends too much time on the specific personalities of some of the bad guys.
Still, I enjoyed it. I recommend it.

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  • Jleau
  • Washington State
  • 12-14-15

Better than the first book!

A fantastic follow-up to Rally Cry! The scene is set for a very intriguing series. A must read if you enjoyed the first book.

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  • Kip
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
  • 10-08-12

Seemed to take forever

Would you try another book from William R. Forstchen and/or Patrick Lawlor?

I might but in print only

Has Union Forever turned you off from other books in this genre?

No it has not

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Lawlor?

I have no alternative readers name in mind

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Maybe

Any additional comments?

I just couldn't get into it because of the tone quality of the reader. He read well but sounded so tinny and unauthoritive. Like a soprano male voice

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Disastrous narration

I'm a sucker for alternative histories, from Twain's Connecticut Yankee... to Flint's 1632 series. I'd read Forstchen's Lost Regiment a few years ago, so I decided I'd try the sequel from Audible. Bad idea! The narrator is awful. Even straightforward narrative text is read with overwhelming drama, and voices are downright ridiculous.
I cannot say whether the Forstchen's book is good or not. The narrator sent me fleeing after half an hour!