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 are human, with varying degrees of personality and the interaction, teasing, courage, innovative thinking and camaraderie for good or bad gives a good impression of what it’s like on ship with a small crew. I knew I would have walked away if it started falling in that direction, but it didn’t. Last on my reading list for the campsite was something the crosses genres, with a significant clash of culture and technology.

That was well done, desperate and got sestroyermen heart going. I found it great fun, enough that I’ll continue with the series unless and until it loses steam. Some authors, of course, do not reach so far – or they do reach that far, or farther, but choose to narrow the scope of their exploration to something more practical and which does not require the use of reincarnation as a “time machine,” as Robinson does in The Years of Rice and Salt.

Jun 24, Councillor rated it liked it Recommends it for: That is definitely a good thing. Walker sorties and sinks a Grik ship, although Reddy wants to capture it.

Retrieved 13 February Strange animals showed up, there might or might not have been time travel, the ship’s crew wasn’t sure, so I wasn’t either. It’s a story written for adults, with some harsh language, that is where harsh language should be, lots of violence, depicted as I wish violence to be depicted in stories with the right tone and attitude about it.

Bias is the reviewer’s bane. Enter the men from our Earth and their obsolete warships, which are ages ahead of anything the two extant cultures on the planet possess. There are no explicit sexual descriptions to speak of. To be fair, Matthew Reddy agonizes over this for a while during the first one-half of the book, but that quickly disappears under something else. The surviving destroyers, Walker and Mahanthen encountered the Japanese battlecruiser Amagi.


This book introduces the USS S SSan S-class submarine from an alternative timeline in which the submarine was not desroyermen, and initial contact with a society that was created by descendents of a ship from the British East India Company that was transported to this universe two centuries earlier.

We only get to know things from the crew’s perspective, so the lizard baddies are still alien to us at the end of This is a solid first book.

Finally, two major plot twists smoothed the way for the second installment in the series, Destroyemen. Goodreads helps destroyernen keep track of books you want to read.

The series seems clearly influenced by a series published in the intk by William R. The first few chapters are extremely slow but anyone who loves military novels would love that part.

Into the Storm

It’s early as this book begins, and a beleaguered American destroyer, hastily drug out of mothballs from its s If you’re a World War II book kind of person but someone who tends to avoid science fiction, you might still give this book a closer look. And just because it could have gone destroyegmen wrong, and deshroyermen, I will up the 3. The battlegroup was devastated, and the only survivors besides the Walker were those on her sister-ship, the USS Mahan.

Other books in the series. Jul 26, Nolan rated it really liked it. It just felt good to read. Seeing no other option, Lieutenant Commander Reddy commanded the pair of destroyers to stage a torpedo attack, which sunk an accompanying destroyer, and badly damaged the battlecruiser, before the ships were enveloped in a freak squall, and transported to an alternate world, where humans never evolved, apparently because the Cretaceous—Paleogene extinction event specifically the Chicxulub asteroid impact never occurred.

Can they afford to remain neutral? Hell I’m scared of ’em and I ain’t never seen one. I gave the book 4 stars instead of five because, while it was solidly entertaining, it didn’t move me deeply.


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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. The author could have just created a world were weird stuff happens, actionish things take place, and the book has the purpose of just being entertaining; plenty of authors end there and send their books to print, but to T.

I said the battle was an “unmitigated” disaster. The first one was better than I expected, so have been continuing the destoyermen. In the middle of a heated battle, during which both Walker and Mahan are almost totally destroyed, they stodm into a squall – and into someplace else entirely. 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.

Oct 28, Mary rated it really liked stor, Shelves: Maybe I will read it one day, but at the moment I will allow the book to rest on my shelves without another companion from Taylor Anderson. The ending felt a little abrupt, but overall, I liked this. While Walker is alone, it comes upon a vessel the size of an aircraft carrier propelled unto sail. To ask other readers questions about Into the Stormplease sign dedtroyermen.

View all 13 comments. In particular, the captain, Matthew Reddy, stands out.

A 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. Into the Storm Bk.