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Occupied Earth (Ascension Wars) Audio CD – MP3 Audio, August 18, 2020
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About the Author
Jasper Scott is a USA TODAY bestselling science fiction author, best known for writing intricate plots with unexpected twists and flawed characters. His books have been translated into Japanese and German and adapted for audio, with collectively over 500,000 copies read, borrowed, or sold.
Jasper was born and raised in Canada by South African parents, with a British cultural heritage on his mother's side and German on his father's, to which he has now added Latin culture with his wonderful wife.
After spending years living as a starving artist, he finally quit his various jobs to become a full-time writer. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, going to the gym, and spending time with his family.
- Publisher : Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (August 18, 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1713554712
- ISBN-13 : 978-1713554714
- Item Weight : 1.41 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.5 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,815,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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If you haven’t read any of Jasper Scott’s work you are really missing out. I’ve been an avid Scifi fan since I first began to read sixty some years ago. Jasper Scott’s is a master of his craft and deserves a place with the likes of Asimov and Arthur C Clark.
As with all his work the characters are deep and believable you may even recognize them if they knocked on the door. You’ll love and commiserate or despise them as the case may be. The venues are vividly described and easy to put yourself into. The plot is action packed and the story line consistent.
This is a first contact series about slower than light speed explorers meeting a faster than light speed alien race that takes an interest in Earth and comes to visit long before the original explorers can get home with the news. That’s all I’m going to say you will have to read it to find out what happens!
I can’t wait for the next installment, That said the ending of each book is satisfying enough to make you want to read more while not keeping you hanging on an uncomfortable edge.
Occupied Earth is a book that is over 400+ pages long, but after two days of intense reading, I satisfyingly completed it. If there is one way when I know a book is good, it is when it has me completely captivated to keep reading in order to find out what happens next. That is exactly what happened to me with this one. I loved reconnecting with several characters from the previous book, such as Clayton Cross, who now had a totally different set of challenges facing him versus the ones he previously faced in First Encounter as captain of Forerunner One. In addition to reconnecting with the familiar characters, we are introduced to a whole new set of characters, one in particular we can describe as 'man's best friend' *wink* which definitely made the story much more captivating. To keep my plot summary simple, it was a story full of many ups and downs, plot surprises, and riveting action that kept me anxious to find out what would happen next. In addition, while a lot of the story focused on survival in the wastes outside of the city, I really enjoyed how Scott explored sci-fi concepts that could both one day become reality in our real world and influenced the story significantly, from invisibility cloaks to faster-than-light space jumps to name a couple. I found this dynamic between futuristic technology and primitive survival to be an interesting balance that made the story unique. A lot of the survival in the primitive wastes outside of the city reminded me of one of my other favorite post-apocalyptic type series - the Metro series by Dmitry Glukhovsky.
In the end though, I was happily satisfied with the outcome at the end of this book. As others have mentioned in their reviews, you definitely do form a bond with the characters as you progress throughout the story. However, just like at the end of First Encounter, it made me wonder what could possibly happen next. I'm currently trying to think if there was any foreshadowing Scott sprinkled in the book that could give me an idea of what to expect in the next installment of this series. I am certainly excited for book three! In conclusion, If you are looking for a fun, adventurous, and nonstop action type science-fiction/post-apocalyptic book, I definitely recommend this one along with its prequel First Encounter.
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The premise that we seek out new life is an old one but the twist that it turns out not to be what we expected and then evicerates human life as we know it was good.
Perhaps a book which explored the arrival of the Kyra before the return of the expiring vessel would help fill in some of the gaps. It might be that the author could have explored both issues in parallel within the same book running the Kyra arrival narrative alongside what happened on the exploring ship.
This sequel was a very exciting read. It was fast-paced and had lots of plot twists. I found it compelling reading...difficult to put down. I liked the references to Roman amphitheatre spectacles - although it was also frightening to realise how easily the minds of young children can be desensitised and brainwashed.
I loved the way the ships looked invisible from the inside when shielded.... and the antgrav kit that the Chronus have! fascinating concept. I was starting to trust the Chronus .....hmmmm what a shame! I was left frustrated that the next book was not yet available as I need to know what happens next!
Hope it comes out on time!