Book Review – Winds of Wrath

(See all my Book Reviews and Author Interviews) – Taylor Anderson is the author of more than 5 novels. Winds of Wrath was published in 2020 and is the 15th novel in his Destroyermen series. This is the 72nd book I completed in 2022. I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Anderson in 2018.

I received an ARC of this book through with the expectation of delivering a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own! Due to scenes of violence, I categorize this book/novel as R.

This novel continues the saga of a destroyer and its crew. They passed through a portal early in WWII and found themselves on an Earth of a parallel universe. An Earth that had evolved differently. And they were not the only travelers from alternate Earths. These novels have a wide cast of characters.

By now, the Destroyermen have made allies of several on this Earth. Foremost among them are the Lemurians. They also have three main enemies left. The Grik are a violent reptilian species native to this Earth that has spread their empire across most of Africa. The Dominion empire is centered in South America and is still a threat. The members of the League are also travelers from another Earth. They are poised to be the biggest threat yet encountered by the Destroyermen and their allies.

Earlier in the series, several battles were fought against the Grik. Now there is only one stronghold left. The Destroyermen and their allies launch an attack to destroy the remaining Grik stronghold. The Grik General Esshk has vowed to destroy them.

Some of the Dominion forces and strongholds have already been destroyed. But the Dominion is still strong and bent on the defeat of the Destroyermen and their allies. They have used their warped religion to terrorize and control their people for years. The leader, Don Hernan, has made a pact with the League to defeat the Destroyermen.

The League remains in power dominating the Mediterranean. So far, they have not directly confronted the Destroyermen and their allies. The pact with the Dominion will change that. Modern warships from the League will soon be arriving in the Caribbean.

The Destroyermen and their allies are spread out over three different theaters of operation. Will they finally stop the Grik? Can the Dominion be toppled? Will they be able to survive the fleet sailing from the League? The fighting will be brutal. Friends and allies will be lost.

I enjoyed the 25.5+ hours I spent reading this 540-page alternate history. This is the fourth novel by Mr. Anderson that I have read, and I enjoyed them all! The others were Straits of HellRiver of Bones, and Pass of Fire. These books should be read in order. I like the selected cover art. I give this novel a rating of 5 out of 5.

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