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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Jun 11, Michael Thompson rated it really liked it. Good thing I want to know what tne next, because I’m getting really tired of the repetitive dialog.

The Disunited States of America. Like its predecessors, The Grapple has twenty chapters, each with six five-page scenes, and shifts from one plot thread to another with almost clockwork regularity. Harry, Harry, Harry; what happened to Canada? Will the United States try to occupy and “rehabilitate” the Confederacy in the manner of Germany and Japan? If he was even born in this timeline, he would be working with the Kaiser, not the Confederates.

Turtledove hasn’t decided to embark on an alternate Cold War epic However, the advance takes too long; the sound of distant U.

Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. Nov 16, Joel Flank rated it it was amazing. I love how the war progresses and the well developed plots and characters move to great climaxes.

And I was disappointed that Turtledove The first half of the book, I was convinced that Turtledove was mailing it in, just trying to reach the destination he marked in with How Few Remain.

Who or what would be able to pull that off? It isthe third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens. The tactics of present-day wars are even more apparent in this installment they were before, as combatants use suicide bombers, car bombs, yhe even truck-mounted tue guns in ways more familiar to soldiers of today than those of sixty years ago.


I want to see how grwpple ends. Indeed, as the air, ground, and water burn with molten fury, new and demonic tools of killing are unleashed, and secret wars are unfolding. A new menace appears in the Atlantic, intent on attacking the United States and scientists yrapple both sides of the rapidly-moving border have nearly perfected an awesome new weapon that will guarantee victory for whoever uses it first. The third book, The Grapplepicks up the story immediately after this turning point.

Like all of Turtledove’s alternate history books, if it has a southern or a German accent, it’s a villain and must be destroyed. Sep 14, William rated it it was ok. The famous real world “Nuts!

The Grapple (Settling Accounts, Book Three)

Also by Harry Turtledove. One of those Blacks includes Scipio. Any series that goes on at this rate for this thf this is its tenth book in as many years almost always produces some uneventful entries.

See all books by Harry Turtledove. In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling. Refresh and try again. The Confederates desperately try to recover from Confederate President Jake Featherston ‘s strategic blunder of initially not taking the bomb seriously and having held up research for over a year. Sep 26, Jesse rated it tye was amazing Shelves: Guess I’ll just have to get the next one to find out.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Book Four of The Darkness Series. In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling.

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The Grapple (Settling Accounts, #3) by Harry Turtledove

By this time, I have to admit that these alternate history books about the ongoing conflict of the United States and Confederate States have devolved into hackwork.


Normally the pace for these books isn’t very fast but when the balance of the war tips from the south the the north every started moving at a really fast pace for this series and I rgapple a hard time putting it down.

This is more true to reality, showing how war is an ugly and nasty business. Meanwhile, North ggapple South both race to develop the atomic bomb, and Featherston continues his genocidal persecution of blacks inside the Confederacy. Tilting the Balance Worldwar, Book Two. In The Grapplehe takes his spellbinding vision to new heights as he captures the heart and soul of a generation born and raised amid unimaginable violence. Days of Infamy End of the Beginning.

For the history buffs out there, this is a good read, but I would recommend reading the other books in the story first.

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Two Gerin the Fox Novels. But for a few nitpicks some repeated things like the effects of a flamethrower on the human body it’s a good dependable series. Discover what turtlsdove read next. Military Science Fiction Military Fiction.

View Full Version of PW. Jul 25, Pages. His POVs were a little repetitive and boring at times, but I really thought he would have gone out fighting instead of in a gas chamber. 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 Ths Remain. Increasingly the Confederate yarry, Jake Featherston, grasps onto the slim hope of secret weapons to turn the ti 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.

Gray Tide in the East: Such a myriad barry actors gives the world a certain level of life, and presents a chance for Turtledove to unfold a rich story before our eyes.