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 – 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?”

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”

Into The Darkness: Author Harry Turtledove Combines Fantasy and Alternate History Masterfully

I’ve never been a fantasy reader before now. The closest I’ve ever come before I picked up this novel is when A Wrinkle in Time was required reading in sixth grade. But being the fan of Harry Turtledove’s work that I am, I finally decided one day in the book store while looking over anContinue reading “Into The Darkness: Author Harry Turtledove Combines Fantasy and Alternate History Masterfully”

On My Fall Bookshelf

When I hear about a good book, I tend to add it to my list on Goodreads. Sometimes, I actually buy it right away and make sure it’s on my Kindle app on my iPad so when I finish one story it’s there for me to choose from. Right now there’s over 100 books inContinue reading “On My Fall Bookshelf”

The Confederacy Evolves into the Nazi Empire in Harry Turtledove’s American Empire: The Victorious Opposition

Alternate History is a genre in which the author takes a particular point in history and asks what if something different had happened? In this case, author Harry Turtledove has built several series of novels on the question of What if the Confederacy had won the Civil War? This book picks up where his previousContinue reading “The Confederacy Evolves into the Nazi Empire in Harry Turtledove’s American Empire: The Victorious Opposition”

Colonization: Aftershocks by Harry Turtledove: Is That It?

Author’s note: This was written in 2002. A sequel was written in 2004 that helped with a lot of the issues I had here. Seven books total comprise the Harry Turtledove alternate history series in which the beginning of World War II is interrupted by the invasion of aliens known as The Race. These Lizard-likeContinue reading “Colonization: Aftershocks by Harry Turtledove: Is That It?”