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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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In The Grapple, he takes his spellbinding vision to new heights as he captures the heart and soul of graple generation born and raised amid unimaginable violence.

Return Engagementand preceding Settling Accounts: Yet while readers will find many of the same strengths that engaged them in the previous volumes, the weaknesses are there as well While the plot moves forward nicely, the individual episodes themselves have a rote and repetitive feel to them. 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 phrases as if to make sure that they reach their five-page quota.

In short, readers of the earlier volumes will find much the is familiar here, as events move down well-work paths towards an inevitable conclusion. That’s about the best I can say for this penultimate volume of Settling Accounts. It frequently seems as if Turtledove is 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 However, the horrific consequences of Featherston’s rule are the most ably handled aspect of The Grapple.

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Rise of the Federation: Aug 01, Erik rated it liked it. 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.

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. By the end of the book, things seem to have an end in sight, not only for the reader knowing that there’s only 1 book left in the seriesbut many of the characters start to look ahead and wonder how their lives will be afterwards, and will there be a place for them in the changed world after the war ends.

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Fans will turtledlve be rewarded with more of the same as before, as the whole series finds a groove that is both comfortable and predictable. In at the Deathreleased in The review must be at least 50 characters long.

The third book, The Grapplepicks up the story immediately after this turning point.

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Well, I’ve come this far. Nonetheless, the basic idea underlying the series remains compelling.

Settling Accounts: The Grapple

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The United States have found their fighting form at last. Meanwhile, North and South both race to develop the atomic bomb, and Featherston continues his genocidal persecution of blacks inside the Confederacy.

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The Confederacy, which had enjoyed dramatic success at the start of the war, now finds itself on the defensive as the U. Overall a good book and I cannot wait to start the last So I am a little upset on the way Scipio died.

The Grapple

In at the Death. The Grapple is the third book in the tetralogy, following ‘s Settling Accounts: The rise of an American Socialist movement, the Mormon rebellions in Utah, and the portrait of the Weimar Republic-like crisis in the South after the war are all more memorable than his central fronts in the earlier volumes.

This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Hiroshima may happen on the North American continent before all is said and done. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Overall a good book and I furtledove wait to start the last book. Guess I’ll just have to get the next one to find out. Turtledove plays heady games with actual history, scattering object lessons and bitter ironies along the way.

Meanwhile, fighting continues among black guerrilla bands in the Georgia countryside. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for books. Mar 30, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead of that high-minded goal, however, readers are often faced with characters as superficial as they are forgettable.