Crusade : Destroyermen

  • by Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • Series: Destroyermen
  • 16 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from 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 fight and stand against the bloodthirsty Grik - or so they think.For there is another vessel that does not belong on these strange seas - the massive Japanese battle cruiser Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them. Like Mahan, it followed them through. And now Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.

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What the Critics Say

"Dramatic.... At heart this novel is about how honor and ideals can bend or break under the stressful, life-and-death conditions of total war." (Publishers Weekly)
"Even better than the excellent Into the Storm." --(Booklist Starred Review)

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Excellent continuation!

Taylor Anderson has definitely hooked me into this series. I'm tempted to make the crack that the Americans not content with saving the world in every other modern work of fiction they produce have got bored and are now saving other ones too! Okay, totally unfair but these things make me smile.

This is a series that has takes its time to draw the reader in. The characters and their motivations are well captured showing both their strengths and weaknesses, their nobility at times as well as their failings. All done without prejudice. The Gricks make a classic fantasy enemy and their unexpected alliance in this book is fascinating. I will be interested to see how fairly Anderson deals with this in the later novels.

So, if you like a fantasy series with plenty of action, good characters that you can really get inside of and a strong storyline this series is for you. Well, it certainly is so far!
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- Simon "A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio