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Destroyermen
  The Destroyermen series is a series of four alternate history books, written by American writer and historian Taylor Anderson. The nine books in the series so far are Into The Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea, Storm Surge and the most recent book, Deadly shores.

The books chronicle the adventures of the Destroyer USS Walker (DD-163) and the Japanese battlecruiser IJN Amagi, in the early stages of the War in the Pacific, during World War II, to an alternate Earth.

Plot Overview of book 1, Into the Storm:
In Into The Storm, the story begins during the Second Battle of the Java Sea. The destroyer USS Walker (DD-163) is a destroyer of the United States Asiatic Fleet, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy. The Walker was a part of the surviving ABDACOM fleet, consisting of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Exeter, HMS Encounter, and the United States Navy destroyers Pope, and Mahan, all of which were fleeing from Japanese Naval forces. However, the Japanese forces closed range, and opened up on the small Allied fleet. The Exeter took a major hit, and ordered the remaining four destroyers to leave the crippled Crusier.

The destroyers were systematically sunk, starting with the Encounter, followed by the Pope shortly thereafter just as happened in the real naval battle. The surviving Destroyers, Walker and Mahan then encountered the Japanese battlecruiser Amagi. Seeing no other option, Lieutenant Commander Reddy commanded the pair of destroyers to stage a torpedo attack, which sinks an accompanying destroyer, and badly damages the battlecrusier, before the ships were enveloped in a freak squall, and transported to an alternate world, where humans never evolved.

There are two races, the Lemurians, evolved giant lemurs from Madagascar, who are peaceful farmers and fishermen, and live on huge oceangoing houseboats called Homes. Walker's captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, meets with the Lemurian leadership, and forms an alliance with them to fight the other race, the Grik, who are at war with the Lemurians. The Grik are possible descendants of the dinosaur, Velociraptors.

  [SOURCES: Wikipedia ]


  o Into The Storm (2009, reprint)
  o Crusade (2008)
  o Maelstrom (2010)
  o Distant Thunders (2010)
  o Rising Tides (2011)
  o Firestorm (2011)
  o Iron Gray Sea (2012)
  o Storm Surge (2013)
  o Deadly Shores (2014)



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