"A compelling world filled with mystery and romance"
Dr. C.J. Montgomery has finally realized that the alien,
Areth, aren't telling the truth. The Areth came to Earth
and claimed that humans were descendants of the members of
an Areth spaceship lost ten thousand years before. After an
initial period of distrust, the Areth have infiltrated all
walks of human society.
For many years C.J. believed the Areth-- that they only
wished to help humans. Unfortunately, the Areth are not
what they appear, C.J. discovers that the Areth are holding
humans captive. One of these captives is Michael Tanner,
the son of C.J.'s former lover. Nick Tanner thought that
Michael was born dead and that his wife died in childbirth.
Nick is surprised to learn, that his son is very much alive
after twenty-five years. Nick, a former Earth Forces pilot,
joins C.J.'s group to rescue the captives from the clutches
of the Areth.
RISING UP blew me away! Ms. Delaney creates a compelling
world filled with mystery and romance. C.J. and Nick are
forced to overcome the troubles of the past to get a second
chance at love. Michael, who has been abused as an Areth
captive, must learn to trust and love. I enjoyed the fact
that Ms. Delaney didn't portray all Areths as evil, but as
individuals with unique personalities. I am enthralled by
the mystery of the Areth and can't wait for the next
installment to the series.
Posted March 31, 2006
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted January 3, 2007
Some say the Areth are our salvation, others our doom.
Retired Colonel Nick Tanner doesn't care.
Not until Caitlin Montgomery, the woman he was never able to forget, finds him in his solitude and changes everything.
His son -- the child he was told died 25 years before -- is alive and needs him. Nick will do whatever it takes to bring Michael home. He'll lay down his life, if that's the cost to reveal the truth and stop the Areth.
Now... he cares. And if he ever finds the Areth that stole his son from him, she'll pay.