You are now setting foot on the deck of the longest running story ever written! Beginning with the breakthrough novel Kirov (Book 1) to the latest book The Tempest (Volume
37), this epic story now exceeds 11,800 pages, and 4 million words! That is over twice as long as Marcel Proust’s “ In search of Lost Time,” which topped out at 4,215 pages, three
times longer than the entire George Martin Game of Thrones series, and six times longer than War & Peace. While not posing as high literature, these books are a good deal more exciting than
Proust or Tolstoy, presenting a richly textured alternate history of WWII.
Arranged in “seasons” of 8 volumes each, the story is now in Season 5, slowly retelling the history of the Second World War, burned and
blackened by the awesome power of the most powerful surface ship in the world, the battlecruiser Kirov. After a strange accident displaces the ship in time, the officers and crew begin their marathon
journey through WWII, soon finding that their interventions are drastically altering the history of all future time, and imperiling their very own existence as the future they came from can no longer take shape
from the shattered meridians of time.
The series has often been called “The Russian Final Countdown,” after the popular movie that saw a Nimitz Class carrier displaced in time to December 6, 1941. It took 31 volumes to finally reach June of 1943, and loyal readers have eagerly supported the story from Book 1. Originally conceived as a naval thriller, the series has expanded to include all the major land battles of WWII as it progresses through the history. As of book 31, the series returns to the final battle to clear Tunisia, exciting east front action in Operation Zitadelle, and the Allied opening attack aimed at knocking Italy out of the war. See a list of all battles covered by visiting the “season” links below to learn more about the books in this amazing series, which releases a new novel every 60 days to continue the alternate history.
The series is so massive that its subplots create entire standalone novels! Many of the individual campaigns that were presented in
segments spanning five to ten novels have been concentrated into one uninterrupted volume. These so called “Battle Books” cover each of the major theaters of
the war. (See the banners below)