Book Review: Coup d’Etat: The War That Came Early Book 4 by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history is one of my favorite genres. What if something had gone a little differently in history? How would the world be today is that had happened? Harry Turtledove is one of the premier authors of alternate history. Coup D’Etat: The War That Came Early is the fourth book in a six book seriesContinue reading “Book Review: Coup d’Etat: The War That Came Early Book 4 by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review: Settling Accounts: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove – Tell Me Again, Who Does Mary Pomeroy Hate?

At the point that I began reading Settling Account: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove, I was well invested in the series. There were seven books to the series before this one. I was looking forward to reading this since Turtledove seems to write much better about wartime than he does about the peace in between.Continue reading “Book Review: Settling Accounts: Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove – Tell Me Again, Who Does Mary Pomeroy Hate?”

Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history is a genre that examines what if history had happened a little bit differently. I enjoy reading that very much and Harry Turtledove is considered one of the top writers in this genre. There are things I love about his stories, and some things that have vexed me over the years I’ve beenContinue reading “Book Review: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Book 3 by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review – West and East: The War That Came Early Book 2 by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove is perhaps the most prolific author in the genre known as alternate history. This is where an author takes a moment in history and wonders what if something happened a little differently. In the case of Turtledove’s War That Came Early series, he ponders what would have happened had British Prime Minister ChamberlainContinue reading “Book Review – West and East: The War That Came Early Book 2 by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review: Out of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove – Which Costs More, Winning or Losing?

Harry Turtledove has taken the Second World War and masterfully translated it into a fantasy world of dragons and behemoths; of ley lines and magic; of sticks and eggs which release sorcerous energy…. In the sixth and final book of the Darkness series, we’re at the point where we know it’s going to end. TheContinue reading “Book Review: Out of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove – Which Costs More, Winning or Losing?”

Jaws of Darkness by Harry Turtledove: Isn’t It Over Yet?

The fifth book in author Harry Turtledove’s The World at War series is probably the most personal. Jaws of Darkness takes the characters we’ve followed all throughout the story Turtledove has been telling and deepens their story. Here they are dealing with the aftermath and consequences of their actions and choices up until this point.Continue reading “Jaws of Darkness by Harry Turtledove: Isn’t It Over Yet?”

Rulers of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove-A World of Fantasy and Magic at War

In the fourth book in the series, author Turtledove shows the tide of battle turning. He’s taken the Second World War and translated it into a fantasy setting in the fictional world of Derlavai. Dragons rule the air and leviathans the sea, while on land sorcerers let loose horrific magic using stolen life-force. Magical sticksContinue reading “Rulers of the Darkness by Harry Turtledove-A World of Fantasy and Magic at War”

Book Reveiw – Through the Darkness: A Novel of the World at War by Harry Turtledove

In this third novel in his fantasy series, author Harry Turtledove continues the story of the second world war where dragons have replaced fighter planes; behemoths have replaced tanks, leviathans replace submarines, beams and sticks have replaced bullets and guns, and magic is everywhere. At this point in the series, it would be difficult toContinue reading “Book Reveiw – Through the Darkness: A Novel of the World at War by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review – Through the Darkness: A Novel of the World at War by Harry Turtledove

In this third novel in his fantasy series, author Harry Turtledove continues the story of the second world war where dragons have replaced fighter planes; behemoths have replaced tanks, leviathans replace submarines, beams and sticks have replaced bullets and guns, and magic is everywhere. At this point in the series, it would be difficult toContinue reading “Book Review – Through the Darkness: A Novel of the World at War by Harry Turtledove”

Book Review – Darkness Descending: A Novel of The World at War by Harry Turtledove

A world much different from our own – and at the same time quite similar – explodes into war. The country of Algarve easily conquers Forthweg, Jelgava, and Valmiera. As they begin to move against Unkerlant, they unleash a terrible new weapon of magic on the world; a weapon which uses the life energy ofContinue reading “Book Review – Darkness Descending: A Novel of The World at War by Harry Turtledove”