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Maelstrom (Destroyermen Series #3)

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  • Posted December 16, 2008

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    excellent military sci fi

    Formerly Lieutenant Commander of the WWII battle destroyer USS Walker in this other earth he and his crew landed in; Matthew Reddy was promoted to Supreme Commander after the recent events against the more modern Japanese battle cruiser and the Grand Swarm of the reptilian Grik (see CRUSADE and INTO THE STORM). Still he knows the recent victories will not prevent the Grik abetted by the Japanese from swarming all over his crew and their allies the pacifist Lemurians.<BR/>---<BR/>To win the war and not just delay the inevitable, Reddy leads his sailors into the deadly deep seas; home to "mountain fish" who can eat the Walker in one bite. However, he also has found unlikely allies in Grik who oppose the war and other displaced humans who like the Walker sailors entered this other earth at some time or their offspring. Still he knows in the end he must lead his puny forces in battle against an invincible armada.<BR/>---<BR/>Once gain it is the incredible naval battle scenes that makes for a great military science fiction thriller (and saga). The story line is action-packed from the onset, but it is the war at sea especially that is fun to follow. Taylor Anderson uniquely combines the big picture battles with in depth look at how the crew and others psychologically cope with maiming and death of friends and bunkmates knowing they can be next. Especially interesting is Reddy who knows he is sending people to their death and realizes this will haunt him and his future decisions forever; this is mindful of Eisenhower with his D-Day decisions impacting his later presidency especially his belief to avoid land wars in Asia. MAELSTROM is an excellent military sci fi.<BR/>---<BR/>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Grik, 'Cats and the British?

    Another well developed book from Taylor. Just read the first two first ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    What is going to happen now?

    Third in the Destroymen trilogy "Maelstrom" was good but left me saying "what's next?" There are rumors that more might come - hopefully so! Anderson has developed a very interesting alternate Earth. I've grown "attached" to the core characters, especially Silva and Chack but I would like to know what is in store for characters new and old alike (Princess Becky, Lawrence the "tame" Grik, etc). Will there be war or skirmishes with the New Brit Empire? Will the Grik rebuild now that they haven't eaten Kurakawa? How is it the Amagi was the only Japanese vessel sucked through the "squall"? Three allied vessels made it, why not more Japanese? While I thoroughly enjoyed this installment I'd agree with some the first two were better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    I looked forward to this installment. I hope there are more to come.

    I like a long story presented as a series. This fit the bill. The story was imaginative and fast paced. The characters were varied and well developed for the story. As a science fiction fan, it was nice to see a story based upon the past instead of the future.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    Another exiting addition to the series

    I have really enjoyed the series and can't wait for the next book in the sequence.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Excellent series

    This book and entire series is excellent, great characters, wonderful integration of historical facts with new fiction.

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    A great series continues

    A good story line creates peril for the good guys. The perils pile on and Anderson is not afraid to kill characters off to develop the story. Great battle action and the melding of modern (1940s) technology with ancient ones adds pleasure to the book. The apperance of a new major player makes book #4 a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A solid read

    A solid read for any Sci-fi fan.Whats not to love, WWII, Destroyers,Dinosaurs. dimesional travel. alternate life forms and A good story. Looking forward to the next book in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great sequel to interesting story line

    Will send to our troops overseas when finished reading

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  • Posted January 22, 2010

    Fun Read! Ready for the War of the Eastern Sea

    Fun series and book. Anderson's research is excellent, and his character development is very good. Ocassionally predictable in some parts, but overall a fun read for those who miss Forstchen's Rally Cry series. Characters are well developed. Sometimes he overly repeats some established points, that's a minor criticism. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Great Series All Around

    This was the climax to the Destroyermen trilogy, a series that has delivered on excitement, originality and just plain fun. I bought these books for my 13-year-old son and he loved them, so I went ahead and checked them out as well. Truly good, clean fun, the kind of "I wish I could go back in the past" fun many of us dreamed about as little boys playing war in the neighborhood. I sure hope Mr. Anderson has more books in him and that others discover these unheralded gems.

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  • Posted March 6, 2009

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    This one blew me away!

    Anderson's DESTROYERMEN series is, hands down, the best adventure romp I've read in years. I read the third book as slowly as I could make myself because I didn't want it to end--but then I saw he left it open for MORE. Please, please, please give us more!

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