"A superior work of Sci-Fi."
In 2020 in what seemed like a blink of an eye, New York
City, Moscow, and Beijing were easily destroyed. Not much
more than a weekend past and the invaders conquered the
earth. More than three billion humans died starting on
what became known as Black Friday as the alien Sauron race,
using superior weaponry, easily win the war. Any human who
survived the weekend of terror has a struggle ahead as
slaves of the mighty Sauren race.
U. N. Security Officer Jack Manning ends his vacation
once he learns that the nations of the world lost to the
brutally efficient Saurons. The leadership Zin faction of
the conquerors have no mercy immediately directing their
Kon soldiers to kill any opposition no matter how slight.
In that environment, a captured Jack labors in the mines of
his enemy before being reassigned to a massive temple
building construction project. He patiently waits to
escape, but the opportunity never seems to surface.
DEATHDAY, the first tale of William Deitz's alien
invasion series, is an exciting non-stop action thriller
though most of the book occurs after the Saurons win. The
fast-paced story line is exciting and the insight into the
Sauron caste system is cleverly intermingled into the plot
so readers begin to understand the conquerors. This is what
makes this a must read for sub-genre fans. William C Dietz
provides more than just an opening gamut of a military
science fiction thriller along the lines of V. He provides
a deep social and psychological study of humanity and the
Saurons that make the invasion seem devastatingly real and
leave breathless readers waiting for EARTHRISE.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 19, 2001