Read Armistice (The Hot War, #3) Online Free - Set in an alternate 1950s in which General MacArthur ignites a nuclear war that nearly destroys the planet. The third and final installment in an all new series.
Not only is the outcome of the world’s first nuclear war still to be determined, as the Americans and Russians continue to sling death at each other, but there remains the question of how hard it will be for humanity to rebuild itself from the ashes of destruction that this war has wrought. For can a victor truly be declared when all of humanity has paid the price?
|Title||:||Armistice (The Hot War, #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||430 pages|
July 30, 2017
Action-packed, sometimes humorous, sometime harrowing & disturbing, always page-turning and entertaining final instalment in Harry Turtledove's Cold War/Korean War/WWIII alternate history trilogy, "The Hot War."
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July 25, 2017
Always enjoy alternate history, what if being one of my favorite subjects. Turtledove is one of the best at it so I'm really happy when I get a new one from him. This one is a good ending to the series and is typical Turtledove. If you enjoy pondering what if one thing changed, how would the worl...
July 13, 2017
First off, this is my first novel by Turtledove, who I've heard about for years. I used to teach US and Latin American history, so I really got a kick out of the deft blending of actual historical actors/events with fantasy.
I greatly enjoyed almost everything about this book. The only reason I am...
July 31, 2017
Atomic War Ends
Affairs get wrapped up, either by resolution or by circumstance in the third and final installment of The Hot War series. In typical Turtledove style characters form, relationships blossom and life happens. You may become endeared to a character or you might despise them, but just...
August 13, 2017
An overall interesting view of a world at the brink of destruction because of nuclear war. This volume brings the trilogy to a close but I suspect Harry has more story to tell with these characters at the center of things say 10-20 years in the future. Similar to what he did with World War I. At...
August 08, 2017
Harry Turtledove brings his Hot War series to a close in Armistice. After Stalin was hit with an H-bomb along with a few other cities being nuked, the war turned against the Soviet Union. The satellites were rising up, so the Soviet Union and Red China/North Korea accepted an armistice so they co...
August 12, 2017
As much as I like Turtledove, this book feels a little too cute, with references that come across as a wink and a nod to the reader saying "see, this is a joke". The Hot War is over and all of the characters (well, those who survive) are off to begin their post-war lives. Will this series continu...
August 01, 2017
Not a bad ending to the series, but mostly it just ties up loose ends with all of the character lines. Some might find it a little slow as a lot of the wrap-up was kind of mundane stuff like characters getting married, finding a new job post-war, etc. There appears to be a setup for another serie...
August 06, 2017
Nearing mid-way through. What worked so wonderfully in the 'In the Balance' series (starting in WWII that is altered with the arrival of a reptilian alien conqueror species) is falling very flat in this alternate post WWII setting that sees our 'cold war' turn hot.
So far, I am not liking the thir...
August 01, 2017
The final installment on Turtledoves trilogy about the Korean War escalating into World War III. The characters are well drawn, and their efforts to survive amid the chaos of war tells the story well. In all three books, you keep thinking, "this could have happened!"