- Hardcover: 388 pages
- Publisher: Roc; First Printing edition (7 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451462300
- ISBN-13: 978-0451462305
- Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 3.2 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,188,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crusade (Destroyermen (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 7 Oct 2008
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aTaylor Anderson has brought a fresh new perspective to the tale of cross-time shipwreck.a
aS.M. Stirling, author of "The Scourge of God" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
If I have one criticism it is that some of the twist and turns in the story are flagged up a little too early and reduce the dramatic effect but I accept that is a very subjective view.
Excellent gritty writing coupled with colourful and innovative plot make this a difficult book to put down.
Anderson is one of the rare writers who has the ability to seamlessly blend a brilliant visual style of writing with superb characterisation and story. What's more, his stories all have brilliant little moments of quiet philosophy by certain characters that makes it so much more. What's even better is the fact that his stories genuinely have heart, and you really feel for the characters, the Revenge story arc in this book being a good example, of a few characters who we barely see for 15 pages, yet the scene with many Islands is heart rending. I recommend this series very highly, even if it does get a little drawn out after the initial "trilogy", but this book works superbly in a semi self contained way.
I'm actually doing the book a disservice here because it becomes very easy to forget the "meerkats" aren't human, and the story really does become an exciting and gripping one of struggle as the Americans and the Lemurians form an alliance in the struggle to survive against the Grik threat. Our heroes aren't supermen, either. Lives are lost. And not all the "goodies" are good - the enemy within must be dealt with as well. Yes, the heroes can be a bit too noble (at times) and the speeches are perhaps a bit over the top but this is a good, entertaining and easy read (I couldn't put it down) and the story rolls along at a goodly pace, drawing you in. I'm hooked.
For those who disliked Into The Storm then I doubt you'll pick this one up anyway. For anyone considering tackling the series for the first time, go back and start with Into The Storm. Anderson does provide a potted recap of events from the first book at the beginning of this one, but you'll still miss out on a lot of backstory if you start here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a follower of the saga and enjoying each book, and waiting eagerly for the next ....Published on 5 Sept. 2014 by PIANET Philippe
as said previous was bought for present arrived promptly and well packaged partner enjoyed the book as well price reasonablePublished on 28 Feb. 2013 by miss rh reardon
The first book was entertaining - not great literature but filled an evening. It offered a few new twists to an admittedly well established theme and some decent action sequences. Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2011 by Haggard Pete
Crusade is excellent; I am eager to read the next book in the series. Anderson combines carfully crafted characters, with whom one completely identifies, and ripping war scenes. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2010 by Christopher Mills