Into the Storm has ratings and reviews. Mr. Matt said: Matt Ready and the crew of the USS Walker are on the run from the Japanese when they fin. Into The Storm is the first book of the Destroyermen series of alternate history novels by Taylor Anderson. The main setting of the series is the four-stacker USS . In Into the Storm, the story begins during the Second Battle of the Java Sea. The USS Walker (DD) is a destroyer of the United.

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They run afoul of a ravenous civilization of intelligent dinosaurs, perhaps descended from raptors, and ally themselves with a declining race evolved from lemurs, finding themselves in war where their obsolete ships are the most advanced technological devices on the planet. One other thing that bothers me is this whole “We are Americans, and therefore must do something good for this world” undercurrent that I get right from the very beginning.

By Distant Thundersthe tide is turning. In the Forstchen series, while at sea, a troop of Union soldiers from the Civil War is swept through a stodm warp to an alternate world where they must help enslaved humans fight a monstrous xtorm.

Articles to be expanded from August All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes. He constantly agonizes over his decisions throughout the story, having been traumatized by bad decisions made both as soon as the ships enter the parallel universe, and by those made by his superiors during what he has experienced of World War II. The Japanese were rampaging through those waters, destroying Allied Bases and defeating the elderly, outgunned and undermanned U.

Through all the WW2 naval speak, and macho-ness with which all military books ultimately color themselves, Anderson explores speculations on topics such as Geology, Evolution, and Culture.

They also meet Nagathe high sky priest of Ballkpan, who explains the history of the world and its peoples.

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It’s truly as if they are on an alternate world where the dinosaurs never went extinct and evolution took an entirely different path. The change appears quite simple, really, but it occurs far back enough in the past that its impact is, frankly speaking, rather destdoyermen.


That was well done, desperate and got my heart going. The topic of religion comes up with their sentient allies and is an important part of the lives of these more-primitive people.

This is something i never do, since i always want to explore new settings and heroes before returning to a series, but that is just me.

No more war planes diving from the skies to bomb and strafe them These are descendents of Lemurs, who turn out to be the good guys, and descendents of carnivorous dinosaurs somewhat similar to the Velociraptors of Jurassic Parkwho are the bad guys. It’s truly as if they are on an alternate world where the dinosaurs never went ext Matt Ready and the crew of the USS Walker are on the run from the Japanese when they find themselves transported into a strange new world that is eerily similar to the one they left behind.

Oct 13, Joe Santoro rated it it was amazing Shelves: And cat peo At a glance: What’s going to happen when the American men, needing shore leave and the release of some pent-up sexual energy, try to mate with the lemur-monkey combo girls?

Jun 24, Councillor rated it liked it Recommends it for: The destroyers make a difference for a chang During a battle in WW2, a pair of WW1-era destroyers enter a mysterious storm and are transported to an alternate Earth where dinosaurs never went extinct and humans never evolved. In particular, the captain, Matthew Reddy, stands out. Into the Storm is hhe first book in the Destroyermen series by Taylor Anderson.

It is good, fast-paced fun but by no means high fiction. So there is still that disparity of technology and some capability to maintain it.

In no time at all, Walker and her crew find themselves taking sides. Anderson has some quirks as a writer, such as an over-reliance on ellipses, and it’s not great literature, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very well written book by a man that understands history and naval warfare, and a great introduction to an interesting series. In this strange new world the Walker encounters not one but two intelligent species – the peaceful, mammalian Lemurians and the viscious, raptor-like Grik.


These, unlike the giant lemurs, are reptilian – though how that happened I’m not quite so sure. That is what I found with this book. Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems destroyeermen monstrous, vicious fish. Book 7, Iron Gray Seawas released in July I said the battle was an “unmitigated” disaster. Reddy, who is over his head as a ship commander, is now tasked with raising a culture and industrial base to 20th Century standards, planning a war, or watching the men he loves go down before the tide of Grik that threatens to consume the world.

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Romance was present in this story as well, if only for a minor part, but it remained one of the most predictable things about this book and felt rushed at the end, although the tension between those two characters was clearly visible from the very beginning.

And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear. This book introduces the USS S SSan S-class submarine from an alternative timeline in which the submarine was not scrapped, and initial contact with a society that was created destdoyermen descendents of a ship from the British East India Company that was transported to this destroyermrn two centuries earlier.

Ddstroyermen WWII destroyer in a battle with the Japanese enters a mysterious storm and gets transported somewhere where the basic geography is the same, but there are no humans – but other sentient races. Enroute, they pass by what should be the city of Tjilatjap.