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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Settling Accounts: The Grapple

In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII to it Settling Accounts: In the Balance Worldwar, Book One. 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.

General Abner Dowling ‘s Eleventh Army attempts to haarry it and shut it down. Second Contact Down to Earth Aftershocks. This was a good edition to a great series.

I enjoyed this series. A chilling look at what could have been. Turtledove has been dubbed “The Master of Alternate History”. In Settling Accounts, Harry Turtledove blends vivid fictional characters with a cast inspired by history, including the Socialist assistant secretary of war Franklin Delano Roosevelt and beleaguered Confederate military commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Getting close to the end of the Confederacy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As the war rages, the race between American and Confederate physicists to build a ” uranium i. Two Gerin the Fox Novels. The title should be at least 4 characters long.


One, he doesn’t sugar coat the way war is. Strange Horizons is a weekly magazine of and about speculative fiction.

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. Meanwhile, North and South both race to develop the atomic bomb, and Featherston continues his genocidal persecution of blacks inside the Confederacy. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, uarry any of our reviewer’s personal information.


The Grapple

The book was released in the United Kingdom on October 5, Still, new fighting flares from Denver to Los Angeles. Feb 11, Riley Feldmann rated it it was ok. However, the cohesion highlights how short The Grapple is on major plot developments.

It is all the more predictable in this case because Settling Accounts was supposed to be a trilogy—with In at the Death to be the concluding novel, with a planned release—and the decision to extend the series from three volumes to four was made after Turtledove covered the climactic battle of Pittsburgh and the turning point of the war in the previous Drive to the East. Those who read the Great War series.

I love Turtledove always a great read. I ended up blowing through this book faster than any other one I’ve read in the series. The increasing confinement of the narrative to the battlefield only enhances this, as characters do the same things over and over because they find themselves stuck in the same situations — something that Turtledove successfully avoided in his far more diverse coverage of the alternative First World War in the earlier volumes.


Jun 26, Pages Buy. I really like michael pound as a main character. At the same time, Turtledove does not reduce the Freedom Party to a one-dimensional phenomenon.

Featherston engages in shouting matches with his commanding officers over their tactics. The Grapple by Harry Turtledove. YES I have read and consent to Turrledove Australia thd 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 hary. Major turning points make for a real page-turner in this installment.

The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA. Praise for Settling Accounts: Retrieved from ” https: Nader Elhefnawy currently teaches literature at the University of Miami.

The Grapple (Settling Accounts, Book Three) by Harry Turtledove | : Books

Some of my favorite characters were from the two Canadian storylines but hardly a peep from them in this entire book! I don’t know, nor am Im sure that Mr. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Since there are usually fifteen such threads, each following a major character and associated minor ones, the result is that most of his characters pop up for a few pages every eighty pages or so.

Together, the new allies force Lincoln to recognize the secession of the Southern states. Nov 18, Tyler Harmon rated it really liked it. Apr 28, Karen rated it it was ok.