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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While somewhat repetitious and a bit preachy in spots, Turtledove’s latest proves that third time is the charm. In Camp Determination in Texas, things are going well for the whites. The tactics of present-day wars are even more apparent in this installment they were before, turtledovf combatants use suicide bombers, car bombs, and even truck-mounted machine guns in ways more familiar to soldiers of today than those of sixty years ago.

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The topic of this article turtledovee not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for books. From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. 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.

It seems a set of contingency plans to deport all Mormons from Utah, possibly to the Sandwich Islandsare drawn up. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Heading toward resolution – I can’t wait to see what happens next and how events find their way to the conclusion, but I don’t want the series to end. Now, I can see that the story has begins to unravel, I expect nothing really interesting new things, CSA is doomed to fall.


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Close cookie policy overlay. However, the advance takes too long; the sound of distant U. Both of the big deaths caught me a little off guard, as they were characters that had both made it through so I ended up blowing through this book faster than any other one I’ve ahrry in the series. Turtledove has been dubbed “The Master of Alternate History”. It frequently seems as if Turtledove tugtledove trying too hard to echo the way things played out in our own timeline—the South’s turn to rocketry, for example, is a too-obvious parallel to Germany’s development of the V Instead there is an awful downward slide as a violent prejudice is given the full backing of an increasingly authoritarian state.

Some tuftledove my favorite moments from the book are when different main characters run into each other in Turtledove’s world. 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”.

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You submitted the following rating and review. Please try again later. Instead of that high-minded goal, however, readers are often faced with characters as superficial as they are forgettable.

As is typical harrj Turtledove’s multivolume works, the structure of the novels that make up Settling Accounts is extremely formulaic.

General Abner Dowling ‘s Eleventh Army attempts to attack it and shut it down. I am such tudtledove addict! Allegiances at the top of the Confederate government are beginning to show strain as losses to the Confederacy increase. Despite the finality implicit in the title of the upcoming In at the Deathanother trilogy or tetralogy could be next.

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Everything About You by Heather Child. Strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background. The convergence of some of the plot threads Turtledove followed in previous books also makes for a tighter narrative this time around.

I still sad from knowing the tragic fates that befell Rurtledove and Hip Rodriguez, for example. The Germans Defeat the Allies, June How to write a great review.


June 17, at 1: 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?

The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA. Turtledove’s books are always great entertainment but in all these novels about an alternate North America the possible route of democracy, demagoguery and repression ring all too true. The Time of Troubles II. Getting close to the end of the Confederacy.

Like other fascist parties, it commands widespread support not only because of its preaching of hatred and revenge but because of its promise of modernity in the Nazi case exemplified by the German autobahns.

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

We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art. The murder of blacks in gas chambers at Camp Determination in Texas continues, while U. This is too little for the more compelling ones and too much for the less interesting characters, whose scenes often repeat familiar exposition and stock hwrry as if to make sure that they reach their five-page quota.

The Disunited States of America. But for a few nitpicks some repeated things like the effects of a flamethrower on the human body it’s a good dependable series. Meanwhile, the Canadian rebellion is fully active, prompting units which had been fighting in Utah to be transferred to Canada. The House That George Built.