he seventh book in the Destroyermen series finds (finally) that the author has given us a break and actually included a list of characters in the front (eleven pages – that’s how big this war has become). So in the west, the first fleet in this “prehistoric” world battles to take India from the monstrous Grik, only to overextend and be encircled. An airlift keeps them supplied, but how long can they hold out? Meanwhile, in the east, the English based out of the Hawaiian islands continue the war with the Doms (Spanish time-castaways who have infested South America with a corrupt version of Catholicism).
And so the war rages, people die, and all sorts of new imaginative technologies are introduced. At this point, it seems like it can go either way, especially now that dissension is eroding the Allied position). How will it turn out? I don’t know but I’m already deep in Destroyermen 8, so watch for that review as I keep plowing through Taylor Anderson’s great series on a Pacific war in a strange new place.