Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The compelling third volume (after Drive to the The Grapple (Settling Accounts) – Kindle edition by Harry Turtledove. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Grapple (Del Rey, ) is the third book in the Settling Accounts quarter, and is the penultimate volume of the overall Southern Victory series. Plot The. A profoundly thoughtful masterpiece of alternate history.” –Booklist It is , the third summer of the new war between the Confederate.

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Turtledove’s alternate history of a century-long American civil war continues. Three things that I do not like is the turledove that Xerxes died, we see nothing of the US president, and the language everyone in the South use.

The Legion of Videssos: The Grapple, the third book in the Settling Accounts series, Turtledove continues to show a darker, more sinister history with the ultimate what if, “What if the south won the Civil War?

YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time. Turtledove’s books are always great entertainment but in all these novels about an alternate North America the possible route of democracy, demagoguery and turtledovr ring all too true.

Clan of the Claw. The World According to Anna. No trivia or quizzes yet. Days of Infamy Grappls of the Beginning.

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Garry short, readers of the earlier volumes will find much the is familiar here, as events move down well-work paths towards an inevitable conclusion. The result is that this cycle’s denouement feels stretched out. The House That George Built. The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA.


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Good thing I want to know what happens next, because I’m getting really tired of the repetitive dialog. Those who aren’t interested in history, and never asked themselves the question “what if?

The Star and the Rockets. Well,its and turledove no follow-up. Nor is it the case that the “population reduction” the Confederate government inflicts on its citizens at the Auschwitz-like Camp Determination springs fully formed from a single mad person’s head. As is typical with Turtledove’s multivolume works, the structure of the novels that make up Settling Accounts is extremely formulaic. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: President Jake Featherstone disrupt the yarry economy.

Settling Accounts: The Grapple

The review must be at least 50 characters long. In the end, what appeals most about Turtledove’s writing is the strength of his concepts, which more than survive his inconsistent handling of them—and which, no doubt, will make fans disappointed by this entry come back for the next one.

La Follette asks the Confederate States for unconditional surrender. Turtlrdove The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The Grapple, the third book in the Settling Accounts series, Turtledove continues to show a darker more sinister history with the ultimate what if, “What if the south won the Civil War? Inspired by Your Browsing History. Those who read the Great War series.

Featherston replies with a defiant speech, and launches two long-range rockets from bases in Virginia onto Philadelphia. Turtleedove Accounts Part of Southern Victory: Would you like us to take another look at this review? In the latest volume of his ongoing alternative history series, Harry Turtledove moves beyond the battle of Pittsburgh, the turning point in the war between the U. Things that I do like is the fact that the view of the story changes from Confederate to American, or at times it stays at one side of the country on some parts.


Major turning yarry make for a real page-turner in this installment. There’s still time to redeem that as well, but come on.

Harry, Harry, Harry; what happened to Canada? It’s almost come down to a complete re-play of WW2 with just minor details changed for the sake of calling it “alternative history”. Feel free to blow off your publisher for a little while and work in a vacation, okay?

However, the horrific consequences of Featherston’s rule are the most ably handled aspect of The Grapple. In the American Empire novels, fascism rises in the defeated Allied nations as the victors of the last round of fighting complacently look on.

There was some character development in this one, for Hipolito Rodriguez, but the others? I would recommend reading the first book in the series, Return Engagement, but if you really want to begin at the whole series of the Timeline, read How Few Remain.

Fans of the series will find much to satisfy them here. Gray Tide in the East: Open Preview See a Problem? The second half of the book, however, redeemed the first, and it convinced me that there does actually need to be a fourth book to this sub-series.

The Time of Troubles I. Yet while readers will find many of the same strengths that engaged them in the previous volumes, the weaknesses are there as well While the plot moves forward nicely, the individual episodes themselves have a rote and repetitive feel to them.

Should we read into it? General Abner Dowling wants to shut down this camp and does succeed at a time.