I thought the first book in this series, Pearl Harbor, was ok. As I don't have the command of history that Messrs. Gingrich and Forstchen have, I would like to have seen an appendix, or even a couple paragraphs at the beginning that gave the overview of what was real and what was alternative history. Was it all real (artistic license notwithstanding) diverging from history at the 3rd wave attack? Was it all fabrication? I didn't know, and that bothered me while reading.
I didn't suffer this uncertainty in Days of Infamy as the entire story line comes from the imagination of the authors. The battle sequences were very good, the decisions taken by the leaders seemed realistic, they captured what I can only imagine (fortunately) to be the real grit, terror, blood and guts of combat. As a reader I really empathized with the feelings - hatred, fear, apathy, uncertainty, confidence (and lack of), etc. - portrayed in the characterizations.
It will be interesting to see how the authors play WWII out. I plan to follow this series all the way through....Continua