History Literature / Destroyermen

12th Nov '17 7:12:01 AM YT45
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** The Republic is a slightly-more literal example.



* HistoricalInJoke: When the ''Walker'' faces off against the ''Hidoiame'', the former tries to bluff the latter by identifying herself as a cruiser (which fails). At pretty much the same time as ''Walker''. ''Mahan'', ''Pope'', and the two Royal Navy vessels were battling the ''Amagi'' during the Battle of the Java Sea, one of their Clemson-class cousins, the [=USS=] ''Edsall'', was taking on multiple [=IJN=] surface vessels south of the island of Java, having been misidentified as a ''Marblehead''-class cruiser (The [=USS=] ''Marblehead'' is an Omaha-class light cruiser).

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* HistoricalInJoke: When the ''Walker'' faces off against the ''Hidoiame'', the former tries to bluff the latter by identifying herself as a cruiser (which fails). At pretty much the same time as ''Walker''. ''Mahan'', ''Pope'', and the two Royal Navy vessels were battling the ''Amagi'' during the Battle of the Java Sea, one of their Clemson-class cousins, the [=USS=] ''Edsall'', was taking on multiple [=IJN=] surface vessels south of the island of Java, having been misidentified as a ''Marblehead''-class an ''Omaha''-class light cruiser (The [=USS=] ([=USS=] ''Marblehead'' is an Omaha-class light cruiser).was one of the few ships larger than a destroyer in the Asiatic Fleet at the start of the war). From a distance, ''Omaha''-class cruisers really did resemble four-stacker destroyers at first glance.



* NobleDemon: Commander Sato of ''Amagi''. He despises the Grik, and believes negotiating with the Americans is a viable option...but this is more due to ''Amagi'''s captain being [[AxeCrazy a complete lunatic]] than anything else.

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Commander Sato of ''Amagi''. He despises the Grik, and believes negotiating with the Americans is a viable option...but this is more due to ''Amagi'''s captain being [[AxeCrazy a complete lunatic]] than anything else.else.
** General Ghanan Nerino [[CharacterDevelopment grows]] into this, after his [[GeneralFailure rather unimpressive]] initial performance.
12th Nov '17 7:05:25 AM YT45
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** ''Deadly Shores'' reveals that the Dominion’s (relatively) tamed man-eating grikbirds are “lesser dragons,” and drops a teasing hint about the Dominion army having a “greater” breed in captivity. [[spoiler: These beasties make their appearance in ''Straits of Hell'' during the assault on Fort Defiance: enormous Allosaurian creatures wrangled by “dragon monks” (a few of whom become appetizers when the things are released into battle) able to shrug off anything short of field artillery. Even the elephant guns used by the Imperial St. Francis Volunteers are ineffectual against them. As Captain Blas-Ma-Ar observes, “We just pissin’ it off!”]]
9th Nov '17 1:29:27 PM YT45
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* ''River of Bones'' (coming in 2018)
26th Jul '17 1:01:37 PM ChronoLegion
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** A strange case with the [[spoiler: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf French submarine Surcouf]]]] that briefly shows up in ''Deadly Shores''. It fought in World War II, but this version appears to be from a world where [[spoiler: the sub's crew "turned Vichy" instead of remaining on the side of Free France]]. In fact, the sub comes from a different reality, where [[spoiler:France turned fascist and joined the Axis Powers, or the Confédération États Souverains, as they're known in that world, along with Spain]].

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** A strange case with the [[spoiler: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf French submarine Surcouf]]]] that briefly shows up in ''Deadly Shores''. It fought in World War II, but this version appears to be from a world where [[spoiler: the sub's crew "turned Vichy" instead of remaining on the side of Free France]]. In fact, the sub comes from a different reality, where [[spoiler:France turned fascist and joined the Axis Powers, or the Confédération États Souverains, as they're known in that world, along with Spain]].Spain. WordOfGod is that she's ''not'' the ''Surcouf'' but a ''Surcouf''-type submarine.]].
26th Jul '17 12:54:29 PM ChronoLegion
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** ''Also'' played straight in ''Devil's Due'' with [[spoiler:Adar, who is killed during the prisoner escape attempt on Zanzibar (if only Silva attacked ten minutes sooner), and Stuart Brassy, who is shot by ''Contre-Amiral'' Laborde during the raid on ''Savoie''[='s=] bridge]].
8th Jul '17 3:04:22 PM Mitchz95
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* OhCrap: An exceptionally well-deserved one from [[{{JerkAss}} Billingsly]], when he realizes that [[spoiler: Silva has rigged his ship, ''Ajax'', to blow up. [[KilledMidSentence He doesn't even get to finish his evacuation order.]]]]

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* OhCrap: An exceptionally well-deserved one from [[{{JerkAss}} Billingsly]], when he realizes that [[spoiler: Silva has rigged his ship, ''Ajax'', to blow up. [[KilledMidSentence He doesn't even get to finish his evacuation order.]]]]]]



* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: The Honorable New Britain Company. Not only are they a bunch of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]], but [[spoiler: in ''Distant Thunders'' they help the Dominion launch a sneak attack on the Empire of New Britain.]]

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* OneFederationLimit: Mostly played straight. The major factions thus far are: the United Homes, the Grik Celestial Realm, the Empire of the New Britain Isles, the Holy Dominion, the Regency of India, the Republic of New People, and the [[spoiler:League of Tripoli]]. Inverted in the case of the [[spoiler:New United States, which is mostly abbreviated to NUS to avoid confusion with Reddy's United States Navy]].
* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: The Honorable New Britain Company. Not only are they a bunch of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]], but [[spoiler: in ''Distant Thunders'' ''Rising Tides'' they help the Dominion launch a sneak attack on the Empire of New Britain.]]



** A literal example when [[spoiler: the ''Walker'' reaches the New Britain Isles. The Imperial ladies at a formal event are fascinated with Chack in his Marine dress blues, and insist on petting his fur. Chack tries to remain dignified but clearly wants to scream "stop touching me, dammit!"]]
* PlanetOfHats: Averted with the lemurians, who have multiple nations, cultures, and religious denominations. They all seem to speak the same language, but dialects and and accents vary wildly.

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** A literal example when [[spoiler: the ''Walker'' reaches the New Britain Isles. The Imperial ladies at a formal event are fascinated with Chack in his Marine dress blues, and insist on petting his fur. Chack tries to remain dignified but clearly wants to scream "stop touching me, dammit!"]]
* PlanetOfHats: Averted with the lemurians, Lemurians, who have multiple nations, cultures, and religious denominations. They all seem to speak the same language, but dialects and and accents vary wildly.



** It now looks like North America has at least two more countries, one of which pushed the Dominion out of Mexico for a time and their rivals on their other border; plus there's another mystery faction with radio that may side with the Grik.

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** It now looks like North America has at least two more countries, one of which (the New United States) pushed the Dominion out of Mexico for a time and their rivals on their other border; plus there's another mystery faction with radio that may side with the Grik.border.
15th Jun '17 8:14:53 PM Mitchz95
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* ''Devil's Due'' (June 13, 2017)

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* ''Devil's Due'' (June 13, 2017)Due''
12th May '17 5:04:25 AM MadSpy
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** Also played straight with [[spoiler:Simon Herring in ''Straights of Hell'', who is stabbed by a spear when helping to defend the captured Grik City from a horde of "old-style" Grik. He has time to tell Reddy how much he has grown to admire the man and reveals most of a deadly secret before expiring]].

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** Also played straight with [[spoiler:Simon Herring in ''Straights ''Straits of Hell'', who is stabbed by a spear when helping to defend the captured Grik City from a horde of "old-style" Grik. He has time to tell Reddy how much he has grown to admire the man and reveals most of a deadly secret before expiring]].



* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Discussed in ''Straights of Hell'', only to be shut down by Greg Garrett, who points out that there's nothing wrong with the French fighters from their own world, whose main problem was stupid leaders.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Discussed in ''Straights ''Straits of Hell'', only to be shut down by Greg Garrett, who points out that there's nothing wrong with the French fighters from their own world, whose main problem was stupid leaders.
2nd Apr '17 8:08:54 PM Mitchz95
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''Destroyermen'' is an AlternateHistory series by Taylor Anderson. There are currently eleven books: ''Into the Storm'', ''Crusade'', ''Maelstrom'', ''Distant Thunders'', ''Rising Tides'', ''Firestorm'', ''Iron Gray Sea'', ''Storm Surge'', ''Deadly Shores'', ''Straits of Hell'', and ''Blood in the Water''. The next book, ''Devil's Due'', will be released on June 13, 2017.

The series centers around the crew of USS ''Walker'', a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII destroyer who are catapulted to an alternate world after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Java_Sea a disastrous Allied defeat]] at Java. The new world is right out of prehistory: dinosaurs roam the lands, and the oceans are home to swarms of man-eating fish and giant reptiles. They've also gone from one war to another, for here two very different species have just started up a fight for survival again after several thousand years. On the one side are the Lemurians, (or 'Cats, as the Americans call them) lemur-like sea-goers who have lived a rather peaceful existence until now. On the other side are the Grik, savage raptor-like avians hell-bent on hunting the 'Cats to extinction.

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''Destroyermen'' is an AlternateHistory series by Taylor Anderson. There are currently eleven books: ''Into the Storm'', ''Crusade'', ''Maelstrom'', ''Distant Thunders'', ''Rising Tides'', ''Firestorm'', ''Iron Gray Sea'', ''Storm Surge'', ''Deadly Shores'', ''Straits of Hell'', and ''Blood in the Water''. The next book, ''Devil's Due'', will be released on June 13, 2017.

The series centers around the crew of USS ''Walker'', a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII destroyer who are catapulted to an alternate world after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Java_Sea a disastrous Allied defeat]] at Java. The new world is right out of prehistory: dinosaurs roam the lands, and the oceans are home to swarms of man-eating fish and giant reptiles. They've also gone from one war to another, for here two very different species have just started up a fight for survival again after several thousand years. On the one side are the Lemurians, (or 'Cats, as the Americans call them) lemur-like sea-goers who have lived a rather peaceful existence until now. On the other side are the Grik, savage raptor-like avians hell-bent on hunting the 'Cats to extinction.


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[[folder:Books in the series]]
* ''Into The Storm''
* ''Crusade''
* ''Maelstrom''
* ''Distant Thunders''
* ''Rising Tides''
* ''Firestorm''
* ''Iron Gray Sea''
* ''Storm Surge''
* ''Deadly Shores''
* ''Straits of Hell''
* ''Blood in the Water''
* ''Devil's Due'' (June 13, 2017)
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2nd Apr '17 6:11:05 PM Mitchz95
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''Destroyermen'' is an AlternateHistory series by Taylor Anderson. There are currently eleven books: ''Into the Storm'', ''Crusade'', ''Maelstrom'', ''Distant Thunders'', ''Rising Tides'', ''Firestorm'', ''Iron Gray Sea'', ''Storm Surge'', ''Deadly Shores'', ''Straits of Hell'', and ''Blood in the Water''. The next book, ''Devil's Due'', was announced in 2016.

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''Destroyermen'' is an AlternateHistory series by Taylor Anderson. There are currently eleven books: ''Into the Storm'', ''Crusade'', ''Maelstrom'', ''Distant Thunders'', ''Rising Tides'', ''Firestorm'', ''Iron Gray Sea'', ''Storm Surge'', ''Deadly Shores'', ''Straits of Hell'', and ''Blood in the Water''. The next book, ''Devil's Due'', was announced in 2016.will be released on June 13, 2017.
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