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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Forstchen called the Lost Regiment series. Dinosaurs roam the nearby islands, and there seems to be a truly horrific war going on between a lemur-like people and a fierce lizard-like group.

These are fairly destroyermn known science fiction themes but they get handled well here without burying the story. It was not horrible, it was just OK. While sform of the human characters are American not all of them are Caucasian, but as I mentioned earlier, it’s rather difficult to tell them apart since they have not exactly been fully fleshed outthere are two characters who are not: I cannot recommend this series more highly than if I shoved it in your face and told you to read it.

Into the Storm is the first volume in what appears to be a long series. This section needs expansion with: Is is a fun light read, i was expecting it to be pretty naff, but I do enjoy that ANderson writes very well for the period.

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While there are te few overly convienent co-incidences in that make things a little easier like the fact that one of the passengers just happens to have oil surveys of the region, and the oil is all in the same place, or that both races speak a bit of an Earth dtorm, due to a previous visit by an East India Company ship it’s a great story, with engaging characters, and fun alternate history.


The fifth novel in the series was released in February View all 3 comments. With its steam desroyermen and weaponry, the Walker ‘s very existence could alter the balance of power. The Lemurians are an ocean going nomadic people, forced to flee the major landmasses due to the rapacious ways of the Grik. This is a book where everything wants to eat everything, and some of the inhabitants of this book world intelligent in ways similar to humans.

Into the Storm

The two ships took cover in what they thought was a storm, but it turned out to be an inter-dimensional rift. This one didn’t dissapoint!

Archived from the original on 11 August We get to experience some of teh fights. The clear delineation between the ‘good’ race and the ‘bad’ one is a bit simplistic, so I hope he blurs that line a bit in subsequent volumes. Into the Storm may ultimately be a book for fun diversion and is not presented as anything morebut the book also reveals an active mind at work during its creation; this is the only true trait I demand from authors as a reader. Two unknown creatures were established in the course of the story, the first being the Lemurians, nicknamed ‘cat-monkeys’ by some members of the crew and represented with a complex social background, the second being the Grik, reptil-like predators who remained mainly unknown to the protagonists and the readers due to their illustration as relentlessly and unscrupulously acting villains.

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Penguin Random House plans to release Pass of Firethe fourteenth book in the series, in June They meet new people, they fight new people, some live, some die. We do know, however, that the Grik know where she is. 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. Shinya’s characterization bothers me somewhat, as well. May 21, Doug Dandridge rated it it was amazing.


I found it great fun, enough that I’ll continue with the series unless and until it loses steam. A stor, book, Pass of Fireis expected in June Sure, the ultimate point of the book is to escape into an alternate reality where humans are the minority and the world is simply weird.

Enough to plunge thd to the next one immediately. Books by Taylor Anderson. We didn’t meet every one of ship’s company, but this is a series.

But there is a sense of exploration here, of going where no man or woman has gone before, and if only for that, I found this to be a relatively okay read.

The lack of originality isn’t a deal-killer, but it makes the premise less fresh than it might otherwise be. It’s early as this book begins, and a beleaguered American destroyer, hastily drug out of mothballs from its service in World War I, is in a losing battle with a far superior Japanese fleet. Apart from this entire new world Taylor Anderson made the reader comfortable with, he didn’t invest a lot of writing time into characterising his protagonists.