Into the Storm (novel)

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Into the Storm
Author Taylor Anderson
Country United States
Language English
Series Destroyermen
Genre Alternate history
Publisher Roc Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 386
ISBN ISBN 978-0-451-46207-7
OCLC 185026595
Followed by Crusade

Into The Storm is the first book of the Destroyermen series. A series of alternate history novels by Taylor Anderson. The main character of the series is the four-stacker USS Walker (DD-163), which in this series is part of the United States Asiatic Fleet, and being pursued by the Japanese battlecruiser Amagi.

Plot synopsis[edit]

In 1942, the American destroyer USS Walker (DD-163), is part of the United States Asiatic Fleet. Walker is a World War I-era 'four-piper'. Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is Walker's captain.

Walker and her sister ship, USS Mahan (DD-102), enter a squall and emerge on an alternate Earth where humans never evolved, but two intelligent races, the Lemurians and the Grik (a race of evolved "dinosaurs" from Africa) are at war. The Grik have a class system, in which the Uul are the soldiers, workers, etc., and the Hij are the leaders. The Lemurians are peaceful refugees from Madagascar that possibly evolved from lemurs. Reddy meets twice with the Lemurians' leadership. The Lemurians' king and his advisers tell him that there were others who'd come to their world before him. Reddy and the crew of Walker side with the Lemurians.