"Fascinating alien invasion thriller"
The planet Earth is in ruins following the Sauron invasion
on Feb 28 2020. Whole cities are destroyed and most of the
humans that survived are slaves to do the conqueror's
bidding. The Saurons have installed Alex Franklin as their
puppet president of the USA not knowing that he has joined
with the resistance movement to find a way to destroy the
invaders and rebuild the planet.
The Saurons, a race divided into three castes, are pushing
the human and Ra'Na slaves to rapidly build the citadels.
The entire race will die giving birth to their hatchlings.
Ra'Na and human resistance groups form to find a way of
destroying the "master" race during the few days when the
hatchlings are very vulnerable. Aliens and humans alike
are willing to give their lives so that others may throw
off the yoke of oppression.
EARTHRISE, the sequel to DEATHDAY, is a fascinating
invasion thriller. The tale enables readers to gain an
intriguing look at the psychological and sociological
essences of two alien races as well as the human reaction
to a first encounter. William Dietz also profiles humanity
and shows us as a race worth surviving for many of us are
willing to die in the name of freedom. Though an
insightful character and race study, the plot remains an
action packed novel even as the characters feel as though
they are part of our lives.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 10, 2002