Crusade: Destroyermen

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The ?gripping and riveting?( S.M. Stirling, author of The Scourge of God) Destroyermen saga continues.

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, they have allied with the Lemurians?a mammalian race threatened by the warlike reptilian Grik.

The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily they are not alone?Reddy finally finds Mahan, the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to make a stand. Or so they think.

For the massive Japanese battleship Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them, has followed them through. And now the Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.

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3.5 stars. Good military sci-fi. Story continues to be interesting, with new plot twists added. Its still lite on detail and character development. Scenes and technologies are not described in the kind of detail you'd get from John Ringo, for example---still very enjoyable, but missing clarity. There are an ever-growing number of characters in this story and its becoming more and more difficult to remember who's who. I'll definitely continue to read this series for the story alone, with the hope that other characters besides the lead come to life. 



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Taylor Anderson is a gun-maker and forensic ballistic archeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He has a Masteras Degree in History and teaches at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

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