Tilting the Balance (Worldwar #2)
The invaders had cut the United States virtually in half at the Mississippi, vaporized Washington, D.C., devastated much of Europe, and held large parts of the Soviet Union under their thumb.
But humanity would not give up so easily. The new world allies were ruthless at finding their foe's weakne ...more
It is funny, but on page 25, Jager thinks to himself how odd it was that he and Ludmilla consummated their desire for each other on June 22, 1941. It is like the author is trying to retroactively state when the Lizards invaded the Earth [either he forgot when he intended the aliens to have invaded or he had enough fans of the first book asking in which year of World War II did it take place, so he added that date for people to stop asking him]. The problem with this date i ...more
Il ciclo è composto da quattro romanzi: "Invasione anno zero", "Invasione atto secondo", "Invasione atto terzo" e "Invasione atto finale". Dopo il ciclo ...more
The scenes where aliens are captured by Japanese and not treated all the well (unsurprisingly) are interesting. The scenes where an American corporal is guarding/babysitting two captured aliens and teaching them baseball? Less so.
So bit of a mixed bag here. But still enjoyable enough as the Aliens are still sufficiently alien and their increasing addi ...more
The fighting is fast and furious and Turtledove shows a refreshing willingness to kill off entrenched characters, which heightens the drama. The awkward and con ...more
The premise of this 4-novel story is the repercussions of an alien invasion at th ...more
Also Turtledove should stop writing sex dialog. Sorry buddy, you are just not very good at that.
What Turtledove is great at is presenting history from an alturnate reality. I find the books captivating and wanting more. Could stand a little less of hearing (And I Great You S ...more
As the book goes on you really get the feeling of this war grinding on and the aliens starting to lose moment while very gradually, even while they lose, you can feel more than see how the humans are starting to pick up some momentum. The characters were a lot more believable and the details of the war, at least for me, were a lot more enjoyable. It felt, much more than the first volume, th ...more
Hanno spaccato in due gli Stati Uniti. Hanno devastato gran parte dell'Europa. Sono feroci, potenti, inarrestabili. Gli ebrei polacchi li accolgono come liberatori, ma l'illusione finisce nel sangue. Dall'altra parte del mondo, Washington è vaporizzata in qualche secondo. Ma l'umanità non è disposta a cedere, che si tratti di trasportare rifornimenti attraverso le steppe russe o di cercare di capire le armi strappate al nemico, o ancora di combattere per difendere le proprie città. La guerra per...more
Besides that, v ...more
Having said that, it's a stonking idea, well written and with a few twists and turns to keep the reader glued. "Tilting the Balance" is the second in the series, and though the ...more
Turtledove has also started killing off some of the massive cast of characters. Maybe he got as tired of writing about them as I was of reading about them.
I want to pick up the next book and see what happens next in spite of the slow pace.
Major downsides are language and unnecessarily graphic physical relationship scenes. Would not recommend for those points as they add very little to move the story forward.
Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.
Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History". Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce ...more