Deadly Shores (Destroyermen Series #9)

Deadly Shores (Destroyermen Series #9)

by Taylor Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9780451468352
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Series: Destroyermen Series , #9
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 96,342
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen novels, including Deadly Shores, Storm Surge, Iron Grey Sea, Firestorm, and Rising Tides. He is also a gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He is a member of the National Historical Honor Society and the United States Field Artillery Association, which awarded him the Honorable Order of St. Barbara. He has a master’s degree in history and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He lives in nearby Granbury with his family.

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"Taylor Anderson's Destroyermen...are among the strongest, most believable, and memorable characters I have ever encountered."—New York Times Bestselling Author David Weber

"Taylor Anderson...[has] steamed to the forefront of alternative history."—E.E. Knight, Author of the Novels of Vampire Earth

"If you like a fun tale set in a well-developed world, pick up the Destroyermen series and kick back and enjoy."—SFRevu

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Deadly Shores (Destroyermen Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TennisMan More than 1 year ago
If you are in to this genre, you have to love the books in this series. They can be a bit repetitive, but the idealized hero struggling to overcome the elemental forces of nature and mankind is always the perfect escape from a too real daily existence. The robust mix of action drama, transcendent alternate worlds, military history “buffism” and racial conflict and coexistence is really well done and always fun. Taylor Anderson keeps you interested by introducing new players and new obstacles for the intrepid Lohengrin-esq Cmdr. Matthew Reddy and united and motley empire of peoples. We devoted Destroyermen series readers will be trying to anticipate how the Grik will continue to evolve under the revolutionary pressure of total war and what new trans-dimensional imports will show up next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. I really enjoy the characters. They are well written and the stories and very well developed. Can't wait for book 10!
AvidReader777TJ More than 1 year ago
The saga continues with excellent storyline, character development and action. Just wasn't long enough - double the length of the books would be great.
Scottland More than 1 year ago
Another great installment in the series.
Whitworth More than 1 year ago
I'm not a professional book reviewer so all I can say is that I've enjoyed the entire series, and felt it money well spent. I did like that several of the lesser dealt with characters from previous books at least put in appearances of one length or another in this one. So begins the wait for the next installment!
hockeystar4 More than 1 year ago
The only problem with this series is that the books don't come fast enough
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Cap'n Reddy and family
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I sigh, looking down at my bloody tank top & pants. "Damn it," I mutter, wishing I hadn't chosen my best outfit to fight in tonight. I sigh again & let my thoughts drift back to the battle. They were right, Xavier had told me. But who are they? Who is he anyway? I snap my head upwards, hearing a crack of a branch from the woods. I stood quickly, a sword materialising in my hand, the same one from earlier in the day. I look around & sigh in relief as a deer padded out of the forest into the meadow. I lower my hand & the sword disappears once more. I shake my head, tired of the tricks. I turn to sit back down but then I see a flash of light, glowing green, from the corner of my eye not far off. I was still standing so I decided to go ahead & check out where the light came from.<br>Walking slowly & cautiously, as well as holding out my hands for balanse, I press forward through the tall grass. Once a dull pain, my head felt like it was splitting in half as I moved closer. I automatically assumed it was just a headache; I have been getting many lately, & each varied in strength. This was the worst yet.<br>I shok my head to clear my thoughts again as I pulled back some tall grass blocking my view. At first glance, I thought I saw little tufts of grass swaying in the wind. Upon further evaluation, the tufts of grass began to have more humanistic characteristics. Soon, it looked like small humans that were dancing around, glowing a brilliant green. The little humanlike creatures were beautiful with long, golden blonde hair braided down their backs & slightly pointed ears. They were all female, wearing long dresses that were snug on their legs and had a small slit up the side of the left leg.<br>I rubbed my eyes, thinking I was imagining this. "Wh...who are you," I ask them in a whisper, kneeling down. One of them slowed and evemtually stopped dancing in front of me. She wore a small, golden crown on her head while everyone else seemed to be wearing flower crowns, so I assumed she was their leader, perhaps even their queen.<br>"We are elves," she says politely to me. "Would you like to join us for the night in our celebration?"<br>I must have looked confused for she hastily continued. "My name is Zoroaster & I assure you, you will be quite safe. You will simply be an elf for the night, until the celebration is over." Her eyes had a glint in it, like she wasn't sharing everything she knew, but I soon found that to be the least of my worries. I found myself nodding, agreeing to this unreal proposition.<br>"I will do it. I will dance with you," I say softly.<br>Zoroaster nodded briefly. "Touch my crown gently & you will change form for the night," she replies. I follow her directions & also stay on my knees. I leaned forward to touch the crown & as I do, I notise the other elves seem frozen in place, unmoving & unflinching, as if time had stopped. I made a mental note to ask about that afterwards as I finally touched the crown. I blinked & in that tiny time, I had shrunk down to Zoroaster's height, but still on my knees. I stood up & looked around, now looking exactly like the other elves.<br>Zoroaster takes my hand & leads me into the center of the dancers. "To continue, you must name yourself to share the power. So, my beautiful maiden, what shall be your name?"<br>I think for a moment & reply, "Lapsa." Latin for fallen, I recall, perfect for my current feelings.<p>Song of part: Creeping Death by Metallica<p>Story at: 'dead' all res<p>~LB