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Back to the world of the Destroyermen with a new cast of characters!
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2021
And we are B-A-A-C-K!!
I had so totally enjoyed Taylor Anderson's first alternate history series The Destroyermen and I am delighted to be BACK in the World of the Destroyermen, albeit about 100 years earlier!
About 100 years earlier is brilliant because we get the world but we also get an entirely new cast of characters to root for, in particular new Mi-Anakka. The Mi-Anakka (known in the first series as Lemurians or 'Cats) were my favorite nonhuman race in the last series and I'm very pleased to see them again in The Artillerymen, the tale of the 1847 Americanos.
Even better, we still have the vile Holy Dominion as the main enemy, one of the ones we loved to hate in the Destroyermen series!
The 1847 Americanos had been bound for Veracruz to join General Zachary as replacement troops in the Mexican-American War. They had sailed from the United States right into that same green-tinged awful storm at sea that got Captain Reddy's Asiatic Fleet in early 1942.
All of their ships (save one) were lost resulting in the Artillerymen being land-based. So, it is different enough from the U.S. Navy-centered previous series that we can enjoy a new adventure in the same treacherous world (yes, still full of Grik and dinosaurs) from the last series.
Can’t wait for the next book in the new Artillerymen series!
Highly recommended for The Destroyermen fans, series fans, alternate history fans, and fans of a well-told action-packed tale of courage and striving together against long odds!