This is the second volume in Harry Turtledove’s epic alternative history of history, nothing less — Publishers Weekly on HOW FEW REMAIN). It’s , in a world where the Confederacy won its independence at the Battle of Antietam in The United States declares war over the Confederate. How Few Remain is a alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Southern Victory saga. The book received the Sidewise Award for .

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InRepublican James G. The Union Army, freed up by the war’s quick end, lets off steam by accelerating the U. I recommend the entire 11 book saga. Upsetting the Balance Worldwar, Book Three.

How Few Remain (Timeline, #1) by Harry Turtledove

Jul 27, Carolyn Fitzpatrick rated it really liked it Shelves: You submitted the following rating and review. It stupefies me as to how rsmain book centering around a bloody rematch between the States could be boring, but I swear by the Gods it is.

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Well, I’m not sure. But this was a new kind of war, fought on a lawless frontier where the blue and gray battled not only each other but the Apache, the outlaw, the French, and the English. This novel was quite bow.

But I soon realized that the people who were made famous in our history weren’t necessarily rising to fame in this alternative history. Give Me Back My Legions!

Am I going to read the rest of them? Written with the same emotional intensity, harrowing realism, and poetic precision that made The Yellow Birds one of the most celebrated novels of the past decade, A Shout in the Ruins cements Barry place as one of the most important novelists of our time.

Catling’s beloved genre-busting Vorrh Trilogy. The characters are all as vivid as one could hope for and the action of the war – both on and off the battlefield – moves the story along keeping the reader wondering what “happened” next. And so, inthe turtledkve peace was shattered. George Armstrong Custer, still fighting Indians, and Stonewall Jackson, now leading the Confede An alternate history, the start of a multi-volume Harry Turtledove series based on this first one. He gave Lincoln an interesting spin by making him a Marxist, and if he had done that with every other character I would have shouted his praise from the rooftops.


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The timeline’s major epic battle Louisville is a rough read just because of how yawn-worthy it makes the entire affair. You’ve successfully reported this review. I’m actually a little shocked that I hadn’t read this before. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years.

Sign In Don’t have an account? My husband is a history nerd too, and I had so much fun discussing different plot points with him as I read. I am so vehemently ideologically opposed to half of the viewpoint characters in this novel that I find it often hard to digest.

Frederick Douglass is an old man, still hopeful that someday, someone is going to give a crap about the countless slaves still in bondage in the Confederacy.

No, that doesn’t need to be mentioned every time it happens. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. Thirteen-year-old Jessie, the youngest of them all, suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding secrets of her own.

Turtledove has been dubbed “The Master of Alternate History”. John Pope is appointed as the military governorputs down the revolt, and imposes martial law. All in all, this is a good start to a classic series. Outlawed by Tudor, all Jack can do is follow his father’s last words – and seek out the man who has answers to his past that will determine his future, Lorenzo de’ Medici.


However, once the war kicked off, it was hard to keep down.

How Few Remain

If you’re a completionist and want to read the entire series and explore this world that Turtledove has crafted, then sure. A nighttime whipping in a lamplit barn. Hod has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome’ – The Times. Rogue Lawyer John Grisham.

While the premise of the South winning the civil war, haery then another war breaking out is intriguing and exciting, I feel this book doesn’t live up to the potential. Grant Cultural depictions of Robert E. This is not a book. The United States, learning the importance of strong allies, seek an alliance with the newly formed and powerful German Empire, and swears revenge against the Confederacy for the humiliating defeat.

Many familiar historical figures appear in the novel; Teddy Roosevelt as a young man in the Montana territories, George Custer, the ousted former President Lincoln, Frederick Douglas and others. Tilting the Balance Worldwar, Book Two. Jan 05, Lani dew it liked it Shelves: Add to that the sprinkling of real history “easter eggs,” and I just through this fes was a blast book to read.

Havoc that may be yow than mere banditry, as deserters and freed slaves flock to his cause: When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly.