History Literature / Destroyermen

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.
5th Dec '16 9:30:23 AM YT45
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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''.

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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''.
Water''. The next book, ''Devil's Due'', was announced in 2016.
5th Dec '16 5:16:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* HalfHumanHybrids: Very little thought it given to the possibility for most of the series, since the very idea of humans and Lemurians hooking up is deemed ridiculous, despite the "Dame Famine" and the fact that female Lemurians walk around topless. This question is put to rest at the end of ''Iron Gray Sea'', where some are shown in [[spoiler: the Republic]].

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* HalfHumanHybrids: Very little thought it given to the possibility for most of the series, since the very idea of humans and Lemurians hooking up is deemed ridiculous, despite the "Dame Famine" and the fact that female Lemurians walk around topless. This question is put to rest at the end of ''Iron Gray Sea'', where some are shown in [[spoiler: the Republic]].Republic]], although it's speculated that they're actually a separate species that only appears to be a hybrid that has taken up the role of a bridge between the two races.
23rd Nov '16 9:28:15 PM Mitchz95
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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: The conflict between the Lemurians and Grik fully qualities, at first. The latter see the former as nothing more than prey to be hunted and consumed, and the `Cats have never had any opportunity - or desire - to take any Grik alive. Sandra speculates that this may be the result of their evolving on a DeathWorld:
-->"Like everything else we've observed in this world, there's no compromise between total victory and total defeat. You win or you die. [...] In spite of the Grik being the Ancient Enemy, the Lemurians don't know a lot about them. They just know that when the Grik come, the Grik attack. It's the way of things. They fight like maniacs and they don't take prisoners, so neither do the Lemurians. I'm not sure they even understand the concept of surrender."
28th Oct '16 3:50:49 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Several but Dennis Silva takes the cake. Chack, [[FourStarBadass Rolak]], [[BadassBookworm Tabby]], and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Keje]] are but a few of the Cat badasses.
** [[spoiler: Ensign Fred Reynolds deserves mention as well, being the only person in known history to successfully resist the [[TortureAlwaysWorks High Cleansing]] (see immediately below). And he's only eighteen years old.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: While Shinya has it attached to him up above, he's not a great example, being willing to not only surrender to Captain Reddy but offer his parole even in the first book. A better example is the unnamed Japanese crewman who saves Shinya's life, and refuses to surrender even in the middle of an ocean while clinging to the underside of an overturned boat, having just watched the rest of his crew being eaten by what can best be described as ''tuna-piranha hybrids''. [[spoiler: He gets eaten by a plesiosaur, [[BadAss but only cries out in pain]], [[UpToEleven not terror]].]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: While Shinya has it attached to him up above, he's not a great example, being willing to not only surrender to Captain Reddy but offer his parole even in the first book. A better example is the unnamed Japanese crewman who saves Shinya's life, and refuses to surrender even in the middle of an ocean while clinging to the underside of an overturned boat, having just watched the rest of his crew being eaten by what can best be described as ''tuna-piranha hybrids''. [[spoiler: He gets eaten by a plesiosaur, [[BadAss but only cries out in pain]], [[UpToEleven not terror]].]]
20th Aug '16 11:43:34 PM Mitchz95
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* BigNo: Captain Kurokawa in ''Maelstrom'', and again in ''Iron Gray Sea''.

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* BigNo: Captain Kurokawa in ''Maelstrom'', and again in ''Iron Gray Sea''. Sandra in ''Blood in the Water'', right before [[spoiler:SMS ''Amerika'' is destroyed by the League of Tripoli]].
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