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: Designated Targets by John Birmingham – A Military Thriller with a Science-Fiction Edge

In the second novel in John Birmingham’s “Axis of Time” trilogy, he capitalizes on the events which took place in Weapons of Choice knows as “the Transition” or “the Emergence”. In that novel, a multi-national force set on taking on Muslim extremists in the year 2021 get caught up in a science experiment gone awryContinue reading “Book Review: Designated Targets by John Birmingham – A Military Thriller with a Science-Fiction Edge”

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: Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham – When the Future Meets the Past It Ain’t Pretty

At the suggestion of a friend of mine who knows my affinity for alternate history – a genre which takes a pivotal point in history and supposes what would have happened if history had turned out differently – I picked up the John Birmingham paperback Weapons of Choice when I ran out of books toContinue reading “Book Review: Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham – When the Future Meets the Past It Ain’t Pretty”

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 – Invasion: New York by Vaughn Heppner

In the year 2040, the United States is but a mere fraction of the world power it once was. Instead of global warming, a series of volcanic eruptions have caused the earth to cool, causing the food supply to dwindle. The one thing the United States has going for it is the fertile farmland ofContinue reading “Book Review – Invasion: New York by Vaughn Heppner”

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”