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Coming September 2010, Tarizon: Conquest Earth, the final book of the Tarizon: Trilogy. Peter Turner returns home to warn the U.S. government of an imminent attack by fleet of battle cruisers.
Videl Lai is dead and Tarizon’s cataclysmic civil war is over, or so most people think, until Tarizon’s Intergalactic Fleet refuses to surrender. Then Videl Lai’s adopted son, Evohn Cystrom, masterminds the escape of Rupra Bruda, recognized to be the father of the Purist movement. As the Fleet defiantly leaves it’s moon base on Clarion, Cystrom informs Chancellor Lorin Boskie that they intend to travel to Earth, conquer it, and someday come back and destroy Tarizon. The Chancellor, at great personal political risk, puts together a rag-tag armada of Earth Shuttles to try and beat the Purists to Earth and warn the American government of the impending invasion. The odds of the Loyalist armada reaching Earth before the Purists, or even surviving the trip against the powerful Purist Fleet, are long but Commander General, Leek Lanzia, The Liberator, is determined to save Earth and destroy the Purists once and for all.
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Aliens abducted teenage earthling Peter Turner and took him to Tarizon where many believed he was the Liberator. However, known as Leek Lanzia, he learned the hard way how difficult his new role proved to be when Civil War forced him to choose sides. Now with the dictator Lai dead, Leek takes a vacation with his beloved wife Lucinda and their baby child Tokin. At the same time Lai’s adopted son Evohn Cystrom pledges to keep fighting on his home planet and to take the hostilities to earth as his late father envisioned a grander Pearl Harbor attack.
Captain Lanzia cuts off his family time early when he is apprised of the Cystrom threat. Accompanied by his wife and child, he commandeers a shuttle to fly to earth to warn his birth planet of an invasion, but must escape Tarizon without the enemy aware of his leaving. Cystrom learns of the earth mission and sends his best troops to thwart it while Leek as Peter reunites with his parents before retuning to his new home planet.
Continuing the space adventures of the son of his top rate detective Stan Turner (see Disillusioned and Act Normal), William Manchee provides a strong Tarizon science fiction military thriller (see Liberator and Civil War) as the war goes off planet. Fast-paced and loaded with action, fans will appreciate Conquest earth as Cystrom takes up the mantle of his late dad. Although it helps to read the previous two Peter/Leek novels to understand how far the hero has come from earth, fans of the saga will relish this entertaining entry.
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Reader Reviews for "Tarizon: Conquest Earth"
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Manchee continues to present highly readable, well written manuscripts peopled with characters who are thought-provoking, appealing and convincing. Manchee’s turn from Earth and his human Stan Turner main character to the people of Tarizon has been skilled using originality and imagination to create a plausible group of characters, state of affairs and story line.
Dialog, as always, is fitting, filled with strength and not motivated with profanity or reference to capricious sexual innuendo designed only to titillate but add little to the storyline.
Manchee’s story line entwining embraces artifice, ploy as well as a wealth of chicanery all depicted via nicely presented prose. Writer Manchee’s situation are scrupulous in detail conveying the reader into the action.
Reader interest is captured during those first lines presented on page one of Tarizon: Conquest Earth and is held tight right down to the paragraphs. I have enjoyed Manchee’s writing from the day I received my first Stan Turner Mystery to review. Author Manchee’s leading actors continue gallant, even as his rogues continue to be blatantly wicked.
Manchee’s skill as an author continues to advance, improve and fascinate. As Manchee has shown admirable propensity for setting down convincing mysteries, he is proving as proficient for crafting his fantasy/sci fi offerings also.
I find the Trilogy to be a stirring series, and Tarizon: Tarizon: Conquest Earth to be an stimulating read. Watch for red herrings and a surprise ending.
Happy to recommend Tarizon: Tarizon: Conquest Earth
For review I received an ARC from the author
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