About Alpha Strike:
returns to the war in 2026, and Karpov and Fedorov realize they have just visited an alternate Meridian—a world arising from Volkov’s intervention in the past. Unless they find a way to undermine that world, or reverse the death of Sergei Kirov, Volkov’s world could become the new Prime Meridian.
Now the U.S. carriers mass for an Alpha Strike against Chinese positions in the Philippines, intending to suppress the key airfields and ports, and render that front useless to the enemy. The battle is joined over Luzon, where General Chen tries to defend Clark-Beiying and other vital bases from a massive US air campaign. At the same time, Admiral Cook launches a bold offensive into the Visayas aimed at Iloilo, Cebu, and Tacloban to secure new forward airfields for the USAF. Soon Kirov’s intervention will again have a dramatic influence on the course of the war.
New Readers Welcome!
is the war in 2025 of the Kirov Series, written in a way to welcome new readers interested in modern Naval Air combat in a great power conflict that may be on our doorstep. The main Kirov Series devoted 40 volumes to action set in the Second World War, followed by 8 volumes depicting the war in 2021 on the original timeline. In effect, it tell what would have happened to the ship if it had not shifted to the past in book 1 of the main series. In this segment of the saga, we get World War Three as it happened in the future that arose from the alternate history of WWII. Therefore, new readers do not need to read the mainstream 40 volume Kirov Series, and can enter the Next War segment by just starting with book 41, Homecoming. The last book in that 8 book season, Tangent Fire,
is then a bridge novel to the war in 2025 in the future that arose from Kirov’s many interventions in the past. Everything you need to know is recapped by the author to bring you up to
speed. When this segment concludes, you can then jump back to book 1 and take the ride to WWII.